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Aldershot Town 1-2 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable scored his fifth goal in six National League games this season

Lee Cook's late goal secured a 2-1 win at Aldershot and maintained Eastleigh's unbeaten start to the season.

James Constable's fifth goal in six games put the visitors ahead after 34 minutes, before Ross Lafayette and Jai Reason went close to making it 2-0.

The hosts equalised in the second half through Charlie Walker, but Cook's drilled effort from 25 yards dramatically sealed all three points.

Eastleigh move into third, while Aldershot drop to 18th.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Eastleigh

"We've come off the pitch very frustrated and angry to concede such a late goal, and in the fashion we lost it.

"That's mainly down to the work rate and effort that the boys put in, especially to get back into it. We were pushing towards the end of the game and more likely to score.

"Eastleigh are going to be challenging for the title and we more then held our own.

"The boys can take a lot of positives because we are down to the bare bones with a lot of injuries and the guys put in a very hard shift."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 16GallagherBooked at 20mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 5SavilleBooked at 12mins
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes
  • 15BrowneBooked at 58mins
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 21Harris

Eastleigh

  • 19Poke
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 10ReasonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forCookat 77'minutes
  • 20Harding
  • 6Reid
  • 14StrevensSubstituted forPayneat 67'minutes
  • 18DruryBooked at 75mins
  • 12Midson
  • 11LafayetteSubstituted forOdubadeat 67'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 17Cook
Referee:
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home3
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

Attempt missed. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards tries a through ball, but Tom Richards is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Charlie Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Lee Cook replaces Jai Reason.

Booking

Andy Drury (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Drury (Eastleigh).

Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade tries a through ball, but Yemi Odubade is caught offside.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Ross Lafayette.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Josh Payne replaces Ben Strevens.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 1. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Booking

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Booking

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town).

Dan Harding (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

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