National League
AldershotAldershot Town2ChesterChester0

Brett Williams scored both goals against relegation-threatened Chester to boost Aldershot's survival hopes.

Craig Stanley set up Williams for the opener before Bradley Bubb went close to doubling the half-time advantage.

Chester's Craig Lindfield headed wide before the break, Craig Mahon tested keeper Alan Martin and John Rooney flashed a shot wide in the second half.

Jaydon Gibbs played Williams through for his 20th goal this term, ending Chester's five-match unbeaten run.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"Full credit to them tonight, they fully deserved the victory and they get criticism when it doesn't go right but they deserve all the credit.

"A huge game tonight to keep a clean sheet and score two goals and we restricted them and that was pleasing.

"We've kept the same side for a long time and there are some players who have played a lot of football who aren't use to it.

"The players who came in had a point to prove and that's very important when a whole squad is together who are desperate to do well and everyone did well."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 12Martin
  • 2OastlerSubstituted forScottat 79'minutes
  • 3Tonkin
  • 28ButlerSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 15Barker
  • 6Webster
  • 4Stanley
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forGibbsat 68'minutes
  • 8Rowlands
  • 11Bubb
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 22Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 1Morris
  • 16Scott
  • 5Taiwo

Chester

  • 31Chapman
  • 3Heath
  • 27Killock
  • 12Turner
  • 5Linwood
  • 24RooneyBooked at 85mins
  • 15TurnerSubstituted forMenaghat 58'minutes
  • 21MahonBooked at 65mins
  • 16Bond
  • 19Seddon
  • 11LindfieldSubstituted forDanielsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 34Menagh
  • 1Danby
  • 35Blake
  • 20Daniels
  • 9Mainwaring
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,545

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamChester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Paul Linwood (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Bond (Chester FC).

  9. Post update

    Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Brendon Daniels tries a through ball, but Brendon Daniels is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. John Rooney tries a through ball, but John Rooney is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

  14. Booking

    John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 0. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jaydon Gibbs with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Joe Oastler.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

  19. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.