Aldershot 1-0 Cheltenham

Michael Rankine's header was enough to earn Aldershot victory over Cheltenham.

The hosts nearly went ahead when Jermaine McGlashan was put through one-on-one by Peter Vicenti, but saw his effort saved by Scott Brown.

Russ Penn had a chance for the Robins after the break but placed his shot wide from a good position.

Rankine broke the deadlock for the home side when he rose highest to nod in McGlashan's corner to secure the Shots' first home league win of the season.


Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"It was a nerve-wracking game today. It's the first time this season I've lost my rag with them, and we needed a bit of brilliance and we got it.

"We don't want to rely on luck, and I know that they can be better than what we are.

"But I'll take the three points, take the clean sheet, and it's a good run we're on."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We've been clinical lately but there were too many boys not quite at the races today.

"It was a game where we should have seen it out to 0-0 and been happy to have taken the point away.

"But it was the first average performance in eight matches so I'm not going to beat the team up too much.

"I felt we should have got a few goals in the first half but we didn't really get going in the second half."

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