National League
AldershotAldershot Town3HalifaxFC Halifax Town2

Aldershot Town 3-2 FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town's dismal start to their National League campaign continued as they lost against Aldershot Town despite a late fightback.

Jim Stevenson's low drive gave the Shots the lead before Charlie Walker doubled their tally from close range.

Walker netted his second after linking up with Richard Brodie before Danny Hattersley pulled one back.

David Brooks set up a nervy finish with a goal from close range but Aldershot held on to seal three points.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"I think what you saw in the first half is the way we want to play football by getting the ball down, passing moving and scoring good goals.

"In the second half Halifax did throw some bodies forward and put us under pressure and we knew this was going to happen.

"We should have killed off the game and we had the chances. I thought the first half was excellent and the best football that we've had .

"We've got four good strikers. At the moment I have Charlie Walker and Richard Broadie with the jerseys and they are doing very well. But we have Dan Walker and Matthew Barnes Homer as well."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 43mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 8Stevenson
  • 17BrodieSubstituted forSavilleat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 79'minutes
  • 21HarrisSubstituted forLathropeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 5Saville
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 5HutchisonSubstituted forMcManusat 46'minutes
  • 2Bolton
  • 18TutonSubstituted forHattersleyat 46'minutes
  • 15Roberts
  • 6Bencherif
  • 4James
  • 20RacchiSubstituted forHibbsat 62'minutes
  • 39Hamilton
  • 38Brooks
  • 9Burrow

Substitutes

  • 3McManus
  • 7Hattersley
  • 16Hibbs
  • 24Hughes
  • 26Trennery
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,603

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jack Saville replaces Richard Brodie.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Brooks (FC Halifax Town).

  9. Post update

    Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 3, FC Halifax Town 2. David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kingsley James.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

  12. Post update

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Dan Walker.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

    David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

  18. Post update

    Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    David Brooks (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.