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AldershotAldershot Town1TelfordAFC Telford United2

Aldershot Town 1-2 AFC Telford United

Conference AFC Telford stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions under new boss Steve Kittrick to four matches with a 2-1 victory at Aldershot.

Neill Byrne headed in Josh Hancock's corner on 28 minutes to establish the Bucks' 1-0 half-time lead.

The tally was then doubled when Shots captain Joe Oastler turned into his own net after good work by Adam Farrell.

Bucks still unbeaten under Kittrick
After taking charge in time for Telford's FA Trophy first round penalties win against Chester, Steve Kittrick had overseen two draws over the festive period against Nuneaton before Sunday's win at the Recreation Ground

Brett Williams fired in to give the Shots hope, but efforts from Tristan Plummer and Dan Holman were in vain.

And Kittrick's men held on to earn their new manager his first league win since taking charge on 22 December.

Both Telford's two new signings made their debut, Jack Rea starting in midfield following his arrival from Bradford Park Avenue, while on-loan Notts County defender Kyle Dixon came on as a second-half substitute.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"We've just lost to the team at the bottom of the league, so you expect to be booed.

"It looked a tired performance, we didn't have the energy, we didn't have the spark about us. Even when we created chances, we didn't look like we were going to score goals.

"There is obviously an issue with something whether it's home games or any games, we've got to do better from the start of matches. We are doing it in some matches but not others.

"I feel the same pressure as any time because I'm a football manager and we've lost games, it's no different from any other manager who's losing games."

AFC Telford boss Steve Kittrick told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We played well in the first half, some really good stuff. I told the players to go out and enjoy themselves and buy into it.

"They dug in, became a unit and it is very pleasing to win. We have good players at this club. We just needed a bit of belief and a bit of confidence.

"We are playing in a mini league. We have to keep putting points on the board. We aren't setting a target of 50 or 60 points. We have to be realistic, but we will give it a good go.

"I need to get some full-backs in due to injuries and I'd like to see four or five players coming in. I need at least 20 players to have competition for places which is what this club needs to succeed."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 2Oastler
  • 5Wilson
  • 6BarkerSubstituted forMcCollinat 86'minutes
  • 22Oyeleke
  • 16ForbesSubstituted forPlummerat 46'minutes
  • 7Hatton
  • 14Roberts
  • 23Holman
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Plummer
  • 17Diallo
  • 21McCollin

Telford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Hall
  • 14HancockSubstituted forDixonat 63'minutes
  • 6Grogan
  • 4Byrne
  • 21Todd
  • 9Farrell
  • 22ReaBooked at 81minsSubstituted forDeaceyat 84'minutes
  • 20PokuBooked at 61mins
  • 15OwensSubstituted forCookeat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Gray
  • 18Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 7Dixon
  • 12Cooke
  • 19Deacey
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
1,410

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, AFC Telford United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, AFC Telford United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke replaces Andy Owens.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Kyle Dixon (AFC Telford United).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Chris Barker.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jordan Deacey replaces Jack Rea.

  12. Booking

    Jack Rea (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Rea (AFC Telford United).

  14. Post update

    Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

  19. Post update

    Jack Rea (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andy Todd (AFC Telford United).

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