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Aldershot Town 0-1 Barrow

Barrow recorded a third successive win for the first time since 2011 with a hard-fought victory at Aldershot.

Ben Tomlinson almost sparked the game into life for the visitors with a 12-yard drive against Phil Smith's post.

But the Cumbrian side went ahead Andy Cook headed in a pinpoint Andy Haworth cross soon after the hour.

It proved the only shot on target in a low-key affair that emphasised Barrow's new-found defensive resilience and took their unbeaten run to seven games.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot Town boss by defeat to Barrow

"We dropped below the standards that we set over the Easter weekend with the two good performances, and the players have to question themselves why they can perform the way they did against Forest Green and Braintree and then fall to the standards that we got today.

"We knew how they would set up and we knew how they would play and the disappointing thing it was a sore goal to lose because we had chances to clear it and again we don't clear our box.

"It's frustrating because we've had good runs previously but then we drop our standards - but we do know what the boys are capable and if they want to push on as a group or individually, they have to show more consistency."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 7HattonSubstituted forWalkerat 50'minutes
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 17RasuloSubstituted forPaveyat 75'minutes
  • 8Stevenson
  • 16Gallagher
  • 11Richards
  • 23Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 5Saville
  • 10Walker
  • 13Thomas
  • 20Pavey
  • 21McGrory

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 28Sutton
  • 5Livesey
  • 8Harvey
  • 25Wilmer-Anderton
  • 6Grand
  • 7HaworthSubstituted forAbbottat 86'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 29Williams
  • 24Parry

Substitutes

  • 2Abbott
  • 4Lacey
  • 9Walker
  • 16Fofana
  • 17Williams
Referee:
Robert Whitton

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home2
Away4
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Barrow 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Barrow 1.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Williams (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Brad Abbott replaces Andy Haworth.

Corner, Barrow.

Corner, Barrow.

Foul by Simon Grand (Barrow).

Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Jordan Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barrow).

Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barrow.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Andy Cook (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey replaces Giorgio Rasulo.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Ritchie Sutton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Barrow 1. Andy Cook (Barrow) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Haworth with a cross.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

Andrew Parry (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barrow.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Andrew Parry (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Ross Lafayette tries a through ball, but Ross Lafayette is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker replaces Sam Hatton.

Corner, Barrow.

Foul by Andy Haworth (Barrow).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby392012773363772
4Dover402181170492171
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4019111045311468
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Lincoln City421512156259357
13Barrow401511145665-956
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot41148194463-1950
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester411112185664-845
18Guiseley41916164062-2243
19Boreham Wood41914183643-741
20Torquay401011194369-2641
21Altrincham40913184264-2240
22Halifax391010195074-2440
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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