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Aldershot Town 1-0 Kidderminster Harriers

Charlie Walker
Charlie Walker's goal against Kidderminster was his 11th of the season

Aldershot edged out bottom club Kidderminster Harriers to claim their third National League win in a row.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Charlie Walker scored the winner shortly after half-time when his left-footed strike beat keeper Dean Snedker.

Walker twice had further goals ruled out, first for a foul by team-mate Alfie Pavey and then after the 25-year-old striker was caught offside.

But Harriers were unable to avoid slipping to a seventh successive loss.

The visitors, making only their second appearance of 2016 after a succession of postponements, had new signing Evan Garnett making his debut as a 73rd-minute substitute following his arrival from Evo-stik Southern Division side Belper Town

Harriers, still under the control of chief executive Colin Gordon, are now six points adrift at the foot of the table, 16 points from safety, while Aldershot move up a place to 13th.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Kidderminster

"We are pleased with the result. When you are not playing well and the other team are dominating for certain spells, you have to grind out results like that.

"We've played in games when we've been the better team and not get results. Today we didn't play as well and got three points.

"We dropped our standards in the first half and we didn't organise the way we should have. We sorted it out at half-time and the players reacted in the right way but getting that early goal.

"Charlie Walker has scored 11 goals this season. His work-rate is great for the team and he deserved that goal on his performance."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 3McGinty
  • 19WalkerBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRichardsat 87'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 4LathropeBooked at 45mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 16GallagherBooked at 49minsSubstituted forStevensonat 66'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 15Browne
  • 20PaveySubstituted forLafayetteat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 23Lafayette

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 4Maxwell
  • 5Langmead
  • 24Fane
  • 29Lowe
  • 34Whitfield
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 10PatrickSubstituted forGarnettat 73'minutes
  • 38NgwatalaSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Singh
  • 9Garnett
  • 21Williams
  • 26Brown
  • 36McQuilkin
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,768

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

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

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett tries a through ball, but Evan Garnett is caught offside.

Hand ball by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Attempt missed. Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Dan Walker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Ben Whitfield tries a through ball, but Ben Whitfield is caught offside.

Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

Keith Lowe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Ross Lafayette replaces Alfie Pavey.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett replaces Omari Patrick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Tyrone Williams replaces Jared Hodgkiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. James McQuilkin replaces Elton Ngwatala because of an injury.

Foul by Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town).

Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Jake Gallagher.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dan Walker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker tries a through ball, but Charlie Walker is caught offside.

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