National League
TamworthTamworth1AldershotAldershot Town0

Tamworth secured a vital win against Aldershot in the Conference Premier relegation zone thanks to Matthew Barnes-Homer's solitary strike.

Brett Williams had the best two chances of the first half for the Lambs, but his low drive was kept out by Alan Martin and he later headed wide.

Barnes-Homer wrapped up victory when he volleyed home from close range.

The Shots offered little in reply, but Craig Stanley's header forced a save from goalkeeper Cameron Belford.

Victory moved Tamworth to within a point of Aldershot, and they are now five points adrift of safety with a game in hand over Southport.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"Well everything is disappointing and there were no positives to take out of it.

"There was a chance to beat a side that shouldn't be beating us and we've allowed them to because of certain individuals on the pitch.

"We are going to have change things and do them drastically otherwise we are going to lose touch. I'm disgusted with the performance, there was no desire."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 22Aimson
  • 12CapriceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forToddat 59'minutes
  • 34Keane
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 25Haworth
  • 32MahonBooked at 34mins
  • 7Kerry
  • 26Barnes-Homer
  • 14GoddenBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 23Wren
  • 9Richards
  • 5Reindorf
  • 20Todd
  • 8Baker

Aldershot

  • 12Martin
  • 2Oastler
  • 3Tonkin
  • 15Barker
  • 4Stanley
  • 5Taiwo
  • 22Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 16ScottBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMekkiat 71'minutes
  • 11BubbBooked at 53mins
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 1Morris
  • 6Webster
  • 18Webbe
  • 7Mekki
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
915

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tamworth 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tamworth 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Will Aimson (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Matthew Godden (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

    Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

  10. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Will Aimson (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Tamworth. Andy Haworth tries a through ball, but Andy Haworth is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki replaces Josh Scott.

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