National League
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Aldershot Town 2-0 Altrincham

Goals from Jack Saville and Rhys Browne earned Aldershot victory over Altrincham in the National League.

The Shots went close through Richard Brodie and Omar Heckles before taking the lead through a Saville header from Dan Walker's free-kick.

Browne made it 2-0 just after the hour, receiving the ball from Brodie before finishing with his right foot.

Altrincham's Scott Leather headed a chance wide but Aldershot held on for a win that takes them up to 14th place.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We showed showed the home fans what they are capable of with a hard-working and good performance which was combined with some quality.

"The second goal was excellent and overall we did get the ball down and play and showed the home fans what we are capable of.

"We played with two wide guys and we wanted to get at the full-backs and get crosses in and it certainly worked. The two centre backs got stick off myself after Wednesday's performance because I think they can do better. They showed how good they can play."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5Saville
  • 4Lathrope
  • 11Richards
  • 8StevensonBooked at 90mins
  • 19Walker
  • 14Beckles
  • 10Walker
  • 15Browne
  • 17BrodieBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 21Mavila

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 2DensmoreSubstituted forO'Keefeat 70'minutes
  • 5Havern
  • 8Richman
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Leather
  • 4Moult
  • 11CleeSubstituted forSinnottat 64'minutes
  • 7LawrieBooked at 56mins
  • 18BowermanSubstituted forRankineat 64'minutes
  • 10Reeves

Substitutes

  • 9Rankine
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 20Sinnott
  • 23Williams
  • 25Stouppis
Referee:
Mark Pottage
Attendance:
1,412

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker tries a through ball, but Charlie Walker is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Richard Brodie.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker tries a through ball, but Charlie Walker is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Shaun Densmore because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).