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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:

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Smith on Aldershot v Altrincham

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Altrincham 0.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

Michael Rankine (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

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

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Hand ball by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

Substitution

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

Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Jordan Sinnott replaces Nicky Clee.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Michael Rankine replaces George Bowerman.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Altrincham 0. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Lawrie.

Corner, Altrincham.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Richard Brodie tries a through ball, but Richard Brodie is caught offside.

Corner, Altrincham.

Corner, Altrincham.

Booking

James Lawrie (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Tom Richards (Aldershot Town).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town).

Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

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