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SouthportSouthport1AldershotAldershot Town3

Southport 1-3 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams scored his ninth goal of the season as Aldershot recorded a third Conference win in four games by seeing off Southport.

Joe Oastler flicked on for Andre McCollin to turn in the Shots' opener.

Aldershot doubled their lead when Brett Williams was brought down and Sam Hatton drilled in a 25-yard free-kick.

Southport found a lifeline as Richard Brodie converted Charlie Joyce's knockdown, but Aldershot sealed the win when Williams rifled past David Raya.

Aldershot climb up two places in the Conference table to 12th, while Southport are now just one place and three points above the drop zone in 20th.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"That was an outstanding performance, I think the first 30-35 minutes was as good as we've played this season.

"We were totally in control of the game. The character we showed in the second half, we had to dig in.

"You know everyone's filling in at the moment. The graft and the effort and I wouldn't like to play against us with our energy."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 22Mitchell
  • 23McDonald
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 25AustinBooked at 21minsSubstituted forEvansat 67'minutes
  • 8George
  • 14JoyceSubstituted forBakayokoat 86'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Marsden
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 4Kay
  • 5Collins
  • 7Evans
  • 21Bakayoko

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 5WilsonBooked at 51mins
  • 2OastlerBooked at 45mins
  • 7Hatton
  • 8Molesley
  • 16Forbes
  • 17DialloSubstituted forN'Guessanat 31'minutesSubstituted forDerryat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 21McCollinBooked at 40mins
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
843

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Joseph N'Guessan because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  6. Post update

    Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Charlie Joyce.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

  13. Post update

    Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Marsden (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

  18. Post update

    Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Molesley with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Southport. John Marsden tries a through ball, but John Marsden is caught offside.

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