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AFC Telford United 0-2 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams
Brett Williams began his career as a trainee at Reading

First-half goals from Joe Oastler and Brett Williams gave Aldershot Town a deserved victory at AFC Telford United.

The Shots took an early lead, Oastler's superb left-foot strike finding its way through a crowd of players after a corner had only been only half-cleared.

Williams doubled his side's lead from the penalty spot, sending goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge the wrong way after Steve Akrigg had fouled Josh Scott.

Telford had few clear-cut chances after the break as Aldershot saw out the win.

The home side have only managed one point from their first three games since promotion back to the Conference.

Aldershot manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"The reaction we got from the players was outstanding, the first half was absolutely out of this world. We played with a lot of energy, tempo, got the ball forward to our front players and forced them into defensive work.

"There were some tired legs out there, but we stayed professional because we were desperate to keep a clean sheet and it took a team performance to do that.

"We've had three really good performances and there are reasons to be cheerful and reasons to look forward.

"We've got some tough games coming up, but if we play like we did today then other teams will be fearing us."

Line-ups

Telford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hedge
  • 17Platt
  • 15Owens
  • 6Grogan
  • 5Akrigg
  • 4Byrne
  • 20Poku
  • 7Phenix
  • 18SmithSubstituted forFarrellat 80'minutes
  • 11ClancySubstituted forCookeat 80'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 19DeaceySubstituted forGrayat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Baynes
  • 9Farrell
  • 10Gray
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce

Aldershot

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 6Barker
  • 16Forbes
  • 5WilsonBooked at 56mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 4Lathrope
  • 18N'GuessanSubstituted forHattonat 65'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forFitchettat 78'minutes
  • 11Scott

Substitutes

  • 3Tonkin
  • 7Hatton
  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
1,619

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Telford United 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 0, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

  6. Post update

    Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  8. Booking

    Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United).

  10. Post update

    Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

  12. Post update

    Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Adam Farrell replaces Sam Smith.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke replaces Sean Clancy.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Jordan Roberts.

  17. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  18. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    Andy Owens (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.