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Aldershot Town 3-2 Salisbury City

Aldershot boosted their survival hopes with a vital victory over Salisbury.

The Shots were 2-0 up after 23 minutes when Brett Williams fired in from the edge of the box before grabbing his second from the penalty spot after Kevin Amankwaah handballed.

Salisbury wiped out that lead before half-time after Ryan Brett headed in from a corner and Charlie Sheringham finished from close range.

But the hosts grabbed a winner when Joe Oastler poked home from six yards.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"We were 2-0 up and we were so comfortable it was ridiculous. It looked like we could score every time we went forward and it was a mad spell where we didn't compete and they scored two goals.

"Credit to all the players for the way they came out in the second half with their response. It was fantastic and a vital three points.

"Our home record has been absolutely outstanding and it has put us in a great place.

"We've put ourselves in an excellent position that we can now go and finish it off. "

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm disappointed with the result and our second-half performance.

"We've responded very, very well [to being 2-0 down] with two good goals. At half-time I felt we had momentum but we shot ourselves in the foot again with a set-piece goal.

"When you concede straight after half-time it knocks the stuffing out of you and after that we didn't get our game going.

"Fair play to Aldershot, they used all their experience to see the game out."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forBarkerat 76'minutes
  • 3Tonkin
  • 4Stanley
  • 2Oastler
  • 30PhillipsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forButlerat 90'minutes
  • 7Mekki
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 16Scott
  • 9Williams
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forRowlandsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 11Bubb
  • 15Barker
  • 21Williams
  • 28Butler

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 30AmankwaahBooked at 22mins
  • 4BrettBooked at 62mins
  • 10LewisSubstituted forMcPheeat 82'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWellardat 63'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 14SinclairBooked at 14mins
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forSinclairat 82'minutes
  • 31Sheringham
  • 11Frear

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 7McPhee
  • 8Wellard
  • 13Sinclair
  • 16Dutton
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,485

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Salisbury City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Salisbury City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  7. Post update

    Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Butler replaces Mark Phillips.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

  11. Post update

    Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair replaces Jamie White.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Theo Lewis.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Mark Molesley.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  19. Post update

    Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Chris Barker replaces Jordan Roberts.