National League
AldershotAldershot Town1NuneatonNuneaton Borough0

Aldershot Town 1-0 Nuneaton Town

Dan Holman's goal gave Aldershot their first home league win since October at the expense of Nuneaton, who remain in the Conference drop zone.

The game was marred by injuries to Boro's Onome Sodje and Dane Griffiths as both needed to be taken to hospital.

Holman broke the deadlock when he headed home Sam Hatton's cross.

Nuneaton pressed for an equaliser and Theo Streete's shot was blocked while Aldershot's Dan Fitchett was denied by some last-ditch defending.

After the game, Nuneaton said on Twitterexternal-link that Sodje and Griffiths had both been released from hospital and would be observed overnight.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"A fantastic three points, it wasn't pretty but it was never going to be.

"You look at the side we had right at the end, you've people running on empty and playing in different position. We knew it was going to be a tough game especially after the exertions of the week with Portsmouth and Kidderminster.

"The effort was fantastic to keep a clean sheet and we had seven or eight sat in the stands. You know we want it to be nice and pretty and sometimes we've got to grind out results and it was just one of those games.

"We want to make sure we followed up Wednesday's with a win here and it gets us closer to the top half and we are chasing that."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 2Oastler
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 16Forbes
  • 21OyelekeSubstituted forFitchettat 60'minutes
  • 17DialloSubstituted forDerryat 77'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forN'Guessanat 85'minutes
  • 23HolmanBooked at 50mins
  • 22McCollin

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
  • 24Welch

Nuneaton

  • 19Wren
  • 11Streete
  • 4Cowan
  • 5Dean
  • 3Franklin
  • 17Smith
  • 7Armson
  • 18BrownSubstituted forStarostaat 71'minutes
  • 6Walker
  • 14Gash
  • 28SodjeSubstituted forGriffithsat 20'minutesSubstituted forQuinnat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Starosta
  • 16Griffiths
  • 21Quinn
  • 29Charles
  • 32Richards
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,658

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Nuneaton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town).

  4. Post update

    Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Quinn (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. Ryan Smith tries a through ball, but Ryan Smith is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joseph N'Guessan (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hatton with a cross.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Brett Williams.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

  16. Post update

    Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. James Armson tries a through ball, but James Armson is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Nabi Diallo.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.