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Barnet 1-0 Aldershot Town

Charlie MacDonald
Barnet summer signing MacDonald played for MK Dons, Leyton Orient and Oldham last season

Charlie MacDonald's first-half strike earned victory over Aldershot to stretch Barnet's lead at the top of the Conference to nine points.

MacDonald netted from close range after 19 minutes, soon after Andre McCollin had sliced a chance wide for the Shots.

The hosts continued to have the better of things, Keanu Marsh-Brown having a shot cleared off the line before Mauro Vilhete went close after the break.

Aldershot threatened late on but the table-topping Bees managed to hold on.

The win moves Barnet further clear of Bristol Rovers, who could only draw at home to Torquay United.

The visitors, who are keen to extend midfielder Manny Oyeleke's loan move from Brentford, slip to 18th place but are 10 points clear of the relegation places.

Aldershot Town midfielder Manny Oyeleke told BBC Surrey:

"Barnet had a bit more nous then we did. They were a bit more ruthless by getting into the referee's head and having a little bit more experience.

"They didn't have many chances in the second half. We left a few too many gaps in the midfield, so we decided to let the back four push up a bit more. They just lumped it up to John Akinde and our performance improved.

"I have expressed my desire to stay at the club. I've played a lot of games here and the club have always been good to me, both the fans and the players. It's now up to speaking with Brentford."

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Stephens
  • 16Vilhete
  • 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 61minsSubstituted forHuntat 64'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 3Johnson
  • 14Togwell
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forCookat 74'minutes
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forSavilleat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 11Cook
  • 15Villa Lopez
  • 28Hunt
  • 31Mensah

Aldershot

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smith
  • 12GibbsBooked at 61mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 6Barker
  • 14RobertsBooked at 87mins
  • 22OyelekeSubstituted forFitchettat 83'minutes
  • 16Forbes
  • 7Hatton
  • 23Holman
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forPlummerat 46'minutes
  • 21McCollin

Substitutes

  • 3Tonkin
  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Plummer
  • 17Diallo
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
2,088

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Jack Saville replaces Charlie MacDonald.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaydon Gibbs.

  6. Booking

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

    Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

  10. Post update

    Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Manny Oyeleke.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Cook.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barnet.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Lee Cook replaces John Akinde.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.