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Aldershot Town 0-1 Woking

John Goddard's 12th goal of the season earned Woking victory at Aldershot.

Woking grabbed the only goal against the run of play five minutes before the break when Dan Holman's defence-splitting pass allowed Goddard to finish past Shots keeper Phil Smith.

The Cardinals should have made the points safe after that but Joe Quigley shot wide after a defensive error.

And Aldershot almost levelled late on after a melee in the Woking area, but the visitors cleared and held on.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We are going over old ground because we did create chances in the first-half and haven't taken them. We got caught on the counter-attack with their goal and we didn't work their keeper enough.

"We have got to get players that are better that are already here but when your on a tight budget, it is difficult. Obviously we would like to bring in other players, just to show there is competition in all places but that is easy said then done.

"At this point in time everyone is sticking together at this club. I am confident in my own ability of making sure they turn around."

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It's a big result and with all local derbies they are big results for the supporters and everybody connected to the football club. It was our day today and I felt we deserved to be in-front at half-time.

"We needed that goal in the first-half as we are a young side and it gave us something to hold on to. We are going into the right way and it's six wins in the last seven and it was great to have a travelling support.

"Everybody had to be stand up and be counted, even more so myself as the manager. You have to work hard and we had to get the people buying into the way we play. Supporters pay their money and we had to put a shift in and we have."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 16Gallagher
  • 3McGinty
  • 2Oastler
  • 7HattonSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Richards
  • 23CarrSubstituted forWalkerat 64'minutes
  • 17Brodie

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 6Oliver
  • 10Walker
  • 13Thomas
  • 19Walker

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5Saah
  • 14Robinson
  • 26Norman
  • 7Jones
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forMurtaghat 64'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11GoddardSubstituted forSoleat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19QuigleySubstituted forArthurat 78'minutes
  • 20Holman

Substitutes

  • 3Arthur
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Sole
  • 18Hamann
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Woking 1.

  3. Booking

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dan Holman (Woking).

  5. Post update

    Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Dan Holman (Woking) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

  14. Post update

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces John Goddard.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) left footed shot.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).