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Aldershot Town 2-3 Alfreton Town

Alfreton Town led three times and eventually held on for an impressive victory at Aldershot.

Jake Speight's first goal of the season from John Akinde's cross was enough to seal victory in a see-saw encounter.

Tom Shaw turned in Chris Westwood's header to put the visitors in front, but Jaydon Gibbs latched onto Mark Molesley's pass to equalise.

Josh Law's header restored Alfreton's lead and Brett Williams fired the Shots level before Speight's winner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"We defended horribly and got dominated by a centre-forward. Our two young lads at the back really struggled against someone who was very physical and they got bullied today.

"It was a really disappointing result and I'm really frustrated because, yet again, we played differently at home then we do away and were so open.

"We've been poor in the last few games and we have to rectify that soon.

"We know that teams are going to come here and make it hard for us and we haven't got to win it in the first five minutes, we have to be patient."

Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"I've been really disappointed with our form of late. It's not been good enough. I asked for them to go out there today,give it their all, show a little bit more and I think they came out and did that in an end-to-end game.

"Both teams looked like they could score, but if I'm honest I think we could have won it more convincingly than we did.

"We read the programme before the game and one of their players was commenting that we wouldn't fancy it here today - so that was a bit of motivation. We certainly did come here and we did fancy it."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 25Pope
  • 6Webster
  • 2OastlerSubstituted forRowlandsat 74'minutes
  • 5GoodmanBooked at 22mins
  • 15BarkerBooked at 60mins
  • 4Stanley
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forRobertsat 57'minutes
  • 12OyelekeBooked at 40mins
  • 24Young
  • 22GibbsSubstituted forPatersonat 79'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 21Williams
  • 20Douglas
  • 10Paterson
  • 8Rowlands
  • 14Roberts

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 5Wylde
  • 7Law
  • 10Bradley
  • 4Westwood
  • 2WoodSubstituted forFranklinat 67'minutes
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 12Meadows
  • 8ShawBooked at 88mins
  • 11Speight
  • 18AkindeBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 3Franklin
  • 22Akinde
  • 6Kempson
  • 19Andrews
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,732

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Alfreton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Alfreton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Booking

    Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

  10. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Jaydon Gibbs.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts tries a through ball, but Jordan Roberts is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Joe Oastler.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).