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Aldershot Town 3-2 FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town's dismal start to their National League campaign continued as they lost against Aldershot Town despite a late fightback.

Jim Stevenson's low drive gave the Shots the lead before Charlie Walker doubled their tally from close range.

Walker netted his second after linking up with Richard Brodie before Danny Hattersley pulled one back.

David Brooks set up a nervy finish with a goal from close range but Aldershot held on to seal three points.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss on win over Halifax

"I think what you saw in the first half is the way we want to play football by getting the ball down, passing moving and scoring good goals.

"In the second half Halifax did throw some bodies forward and put us under pressure and we knew this was going to happen.

"We should have killed off the game and we had the chances. I thought the first half was excellent and the best football that we've had .

"We've got four good strikers. At the moment I have Charlie Walker and Richard Broadie with the jerseys and they are doing very well. But we have Dan Walker and Matthew Barnes Homer as well."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 43mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 8Stevenson
  • 17BrodieSubstituted forSavilleat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 79'minutes
  • 21HarrisSubstituted forLathropeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 5Saville
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 5HutchisonSubstituted forMcManusat 46'minutes
  • 2Bolton
  • 18TutonSubstituted forHattersleyat 46'minutes
  • 15Roberts
  • 6Bencherif
  • 4James
  • 20RacchiSubstituted forHibbsat 62'minutes
  • 39Hamilton
  • 38Brooks
  • 9Burrow

Substitutes

  • 3McManus
  • 7Hattersley
  • 16Hibbs
  • 24Hughes
  • 26Trennery
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,603

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jack Saville replaces Richard Brodie.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by David Brooks (FC Halifax Town).

Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2. David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kingsley James.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Dan Walker.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Damon Lathrope replaces Charlie Harris.

Attempt missed. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hibbs.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Danny Racchi.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 1. Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Brooks.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson tries a through ball, but Jim Stevenson is caught offside.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

Danny Hattersley (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 0. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Gallagher.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. David Brooks tries a through ball, but David Brooks is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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