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Aldershot Town 3-1 Dover Athletic

Aldershot's good form continued as two goals from Jim Stevenson helped them comfortably beat mid-table Dover.

Stevenson opened the scoring when he headed in Jaydon Gibbs' cross and the midfielder added a second 15 minutes later with an almost identical attempt.

Dover made it 2-1 when Sean Francis bundled in Stefan Payne's cut-back.

But Andre McCollin wrapped up the Shots' third win in four Conference games when he slotted in from Sean McGinty's ball over the top.

Aldershot caretaker manager Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

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Barker on Aldershot v Dover

"It was a scrappy game in the first half. We had a couple of words at half-time and I think the boys reacted very well.

"They're giving me everything, and I'm very pleased with them. If you'd said to me three weeks ago where we are now, I'd have jumped at it.

"I've mentioned at every team meeting that I love subs coming on and doing well. In the last few games, subs have come on and got the man of the match, scored goals, it's about the 16, not the 11.

"It's my job to keep the club calm, especially the players. Lets enjoy tonight, but we start again on Thursday for a tough game against Macclesfield."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12GibbsSubstituted forMcCollinat 80'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 3McGinty
  • 7Hatton
  • 18SaundersSubstituted forLathropeat 75'minutes
  • 19StevensonBooked at 50mins
  • 10PlummerSubstituted forRichardsat 72'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 23German

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Richards
  • 21McCollin
  • 22Alexander

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 15FrancisSubstituted forPooleat 87'minutes
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 29Essam
  • 11Cogan
  • 17Deverdics
  • 28TaiwoSubstituted forModesteat 67'minutes
  • 16Sterling
  • 10MurphySubstituted forPayneat 65'minutes
  • 26Holman

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 4Kinnear
  • 7Modeste
  • 14Payne
  • 31Poole
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,154

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamDover
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Dover Athletic 1.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Antonio German tries a through ball, but Antonio German is caught offside.

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

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Sean Francis.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Dover Athletic 1. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean McGinty.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Jaydon Gibbs.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Damon Lathrope.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Dover Athletic 1. Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Damon Lathrope replaces Matthew Saunders because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Tristan Plummer.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Antonio German tries a through ball, but Antonio German is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Dover Athletic 0. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Saunders with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste replaces Solomon Taiwo.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Stefan Payne replaces Tom Murphy.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Antonio German (Aldershot Town).

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Barry Cogan.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jaydon Gibbs with a cross.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Matthew Saunders.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Matthew Saunders (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Hatton.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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