Aldershot 3-1 Crewe

Danny Hylton bagged a brace as Aldershot eased to victory over Crewe.

Hylton put the hosts in front when he converted Michael Rankine's knockdown only for AJ Leitch-Smith to level before the break with a cool finish.

Jermaine McGlashan, Aldershot's man of the match in the midweek 3-0 defeat by Manchester United, restored the hosts' lead with a deflected volley.

The Shots made sure of the victory when Hylton notched his brace from Peter Vincenti's pull back.


Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm delighted. We were professional, strong and on the front foot from the moment we kicked off.

"I was disappointed by the nature of their goal. I'm still waiting for that clean sheet to turn up.

"We had to remind the players what they were good at during half-time. We gave a great showing in the second half. They deserve the plaudits when they do things right."

Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"They looked the better side from the start. We got some moves going in the first half without really completing any of them.

"At half time we said that we needed to do better than that and we were still in it until the fluke goal came, which was a bit of luck.

"From then on it was one-way traffic and we never got a shot on goal - I don't even think we constructed another move."

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