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Aldershot Town 3-1 Chester

Aldershot earned only their second win in 14 games with a comfortable victory over Chester in the National League.

The hosts went closest to scoring in a first half of few chances, as Sean McGinty's shot came back off the bar.

McGinty headed in Dan Walker's corner shortly after the break, before Alfie Pavey slotted in Aldershot's second.

Chester striker John Rooney fired in to reduce the deficit, but Jim Stevenson's header secured his side the three points late on.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We thank the loyal supporters we have here, and they got rewarded with a good game of football and a good result.

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss on victory over Chester

"We started positively and we got wide to make sure the ball went into the box and that continued in the second half.

"We sort of dominated the first half and the two goals in the second half settled us down. The way we were playing we were very confident that we would get the three points.

"Alfie Pavey had a good debut and it's up to him to continue that. You do get that bit of extra energy from the first game you play because you've come to a new club and you want to do well. It's about maintaining the standard and the fans now know the standards he showed today."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1SmithSubstituted forThomasat 46'minutes
  • 12Alexander
  • 2Oastler
  • 4Lathrope
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 19Walker
  • 16Gallagher
  • 15Browne
  • 20PaveyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forCarrat 90'minutes
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forStevensonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Brodie
  • 23Carr

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 26LloydSubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutes
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forGilchristat 69'minutes
  • 7Mahon
  • 5GeorgeBooked at 55mins
  • 16HewittSubstituted forShawat 55'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 25Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Chapell
  • 17Astles
  • 20Gilchrist
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,617

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamChester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Daniel Carr replaces Alfie Pavey.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys Browne with a cross.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Charlie Walker.

Attempt saved. Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Damon Lathrope with a cross.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 1. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Higgins.

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jason Gilchrist (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jason Gilchrist replaces Ian Sharps.

Foul by Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey tries a through ball, but Alfie Pavey is caught offside.

Foul by Luke George (Chester FC).

Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. John Rooney replaces Ryan Lloyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Steven Hewitt.

Booking

Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Luke George (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 0. Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rhys Browne with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Chester FC 0. Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, Chester FC. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Thomas replaces Phil Smith.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Chester FC 0.

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