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Aldershot Town 3-1 Chester

Aldershot earned only their second win in 14 games with a comfortable victory over Chester in the National League.

The hosts went closest to scoring in a first half of few chances, as Sean McGinty's shot came back off the bar.

McGinty headed in Dan Walker's corner shortly after the break, before Alfie Pavey slotted in Aldershot's second.

Chester striker John Rooney fired in to reduce the deficit, but Jim Stevenson's header secured his side the three points late on.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We thank the loyal supporters we have here, and they got rewarded with a good game of football and a good result.

"We started positively and we got wide to make sure the ball went into the box and that continued in the second half.

"We sort of dominated the first half and the two goals in the second half settled us down. The way we were playing we were very confident that we would get the three points.

"Alfie Pavey had a good debut and it's up to him to continue that. You do get that bit of extra energy from the first game you play because you've come to a new club and you want to do well. It's about maintaining the standard and the fans now know the standards he showed today."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1SmithSubstituted forThomasat 46'minutes
  • 12Alexander
  • 2Oastler
  • 4Lathrope
  • 3McGinty
  • 14Beckles
  • 19Walker
  • 16Gallagher
  • 15Browne
  • 20PaveyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forCarrat 90'minutes
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forStevensonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Brodie
  • 23Carr

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 26LloydSubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutes
  • 3Hunt
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forGilchristat 69'minutes
  • 7Mahon
  • 5GeorgeBooked at 55mins
  • 16HewittSubstituted forShawat 55'minutes
  • 9Hannah
  • 25Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Chapell
  • 17Astles
  • 20Gilchrist
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,617

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamChester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Daniel Carr replaces Alfie Pavey.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Chester FC 1. Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys Browne with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Charlie Walker.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Damon Lathrope with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  13. Post update

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Chester FC 1. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Higgins.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Gilchrist (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Jason Gilchrist replaces Ian Sharps.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Pavey (Aldershot Town).

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