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Aldershot Town 0-2 Cheltenham Town

National League leaders Cheltenham Town claimed a comfortable victory at Aldershot to stay top of the table.

The visitors took the lead early on as Harry Pell's free-kick deflected past Shots keeper Phil Smith and in.

Jack Munns doubled the advantage with a whipped in free-kick from the left that bounced into the top corner.

The home side offered little going forward throughout, while Andrija Novakovich struck the post for the visitors late on.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Cheltenham

"We started off the game with great tempo and we created chances.

"The same as previous weeks, we haven't taken the chances and then concede a goal via deflection and it shows the luck we are having at the moment.

"There is not much you can do about the goals, but prior to them we can do more. We had the most chances today and we keep saying when we're on top we must take chances, and in time we will.

"Confidence needs to come from everyone. We are going through a lean spell but we will play ourselves through it."

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Aldershot v Cheltenham

"It was a very good win, they're not bad - Aldershot - and I've been saying that to the boys and we knew they'd have a couple of opportunities because they've got some quick players.

"We defended well - we had to - we scored two goals from set plays and if you're going to win it with set plays then great. I'm pleased for Pelly (Harry Pell) - he's making a living out of bad strikes at the minute.

"I'm really happy with 2-0. I thought we saw the game out really well and I thought our two new players (Ryan Jennings and Andrija Novakovich) looked like they're going to be very, very good players for us."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 3McGinty
  • 5Saville
  • 12Alexander
  • 8Stevenson
  • 7Hatton
  • 11RichardsSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 71'minutes
  • 14Beckles
  • 15Browne
  • 17BrodieSubstituted forWalkerat 75'minutes
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forCarrat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Walker
  • 13Thomas
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 23Carr
  • 24Myers-Harness

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 29Jennings
  • 7PellBooked at 12mins
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forHallat 86'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forRoweat 79'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forNovakovichat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 26Thomas
  • 30Novakovich
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,493

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Daniel Carr tries a through ball, but Daniel Carr is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Carr (Aldershot Town).

Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Carr (Aldershot Town).

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Jack Munns.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Billy Waters.

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker replaces Richard Brodie.

Daniel Carr (Aldershot Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Tom Richards.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Daniel Carr tries a through ball, but Daniel Carr is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Andrija Novakovich (Cheltenham Town).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

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