Salisbury 1-0 Aldershot

Theo Lewis

Salisbury picked up their first win of the season as Theo Lewis' header was enough for them to beat Aldershot.

The Shots were unlucky not to go in front when Aaron Wickham's header hit the underside of the bar.

The visitors piled on the pressure after half time but it was Salisbury who broke the deadlock as Lewis nodded in Luke Ruddick's cross from 12 yards.

Aldershot threw everything at the hosts in the closing stages but could not find an equaliser.


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Post match: Salisbury boss Mikey Harris

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"The boys worked really, really hard and we got what we deserved in the end. I'm over the moon.

"I think that'll give us belief and confidence to kick on now.

"I feel relieved. You lose your first three games you're always going to be a little bit edgy. Hopefully that's the start of our season."

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Andy Scott: Aldershot Town boss on Salisbury loss

"I thought we dominated but we lacked the quality in the final third and that's why we didn't score. They had one chance and that's the difference. If Aaron Wickham's header went in then it would have opened the game up but we allowed them off the hook.

"We just didn't have the quality to break them down, but in general play I thought we moved it well and we dominated spells in the game. But we just need to move the ball better and take easier options.

"You need that extra bit of quality to open things up and when you put balls into the box you've got to attack the right areas and we didn't do that.

"These are things we've got to work on - we will be working on it and we've go to keep persevering."

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