National League
AldershotAldershot Town1KidderminsterKidderminster Harriers0
Charlie Walker
Charlie Walker's goal against Kidderminster was his 11th of the season

Aldershot edged out bottom club Kidderminster Harriers to claim their third National League win in a row.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Charlie Walker scored the winner shortly after half-time when his left-footed strike beat keeper Dean Snedker.

Walker twice had further goals ruled out, first for a foul by team-mate Alfie Pavey and then after the 25-year-old striker was caught offside.

But Harriers were unable to avoid slipping to a seventh successive loss.

The visitors, making only their second appearance of 2016 after a succession of postponements, had new signing Evan Garnett making his debut as a 73rd-minute substitute following his arrival from Evo-stik Southern Division side Belper Town

Harriers, still under the control of chief executive Colin Gordon, are now six points adrift at the foot of the table, 16 points from safety, while Aldershot move up a place to 13th.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We are pleased with the result. When you are not playing well and the other team are dominating for certain spells, you have to grind out results like that.

"We've played in games when we've been the better team and not get results. Today we didn't play as well and got three points.

"We dropped our standards in the first half and we didn't organise the way we should have. We sorted it out at half-time and the players reacted in the right way but getting that early goal.

"Charlie Walker has scored 11 goals this season. His work-rate is great for the team and he deserved that goal on his performance."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 3McGinty
  • 19WalkerBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRichardsat 87'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 4LathropeBooked at 45mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 16GallagherBooked at 49minsSubstituted forStevensonat 66'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 15Browne
  • 20PaveySubstituted forLafayetteat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 23Lafayette

Kidderminster

  • 13Snedker
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes
  • 27Francis-Angol
  • 4Maxwell
  • 5Langmead
  • 24Fane
  • 29Lowe
  • 34Whitfield
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 10PatrickSubstituted forGarnettat 73'minutes
  • 38NgwatalaSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Singh
  • 9Garnett
  • 21Williams
  • 26Brown
  • 36McQuilkin
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,768

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Evan Garnett tries a through ball, but Evan Garnett is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Dan Walker.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

  10. Post update

    Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Ben Whitfield tries a through ball, but Ben Whitfield is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town).

  13. Post update

    Keith Lowe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ousmane Fane (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.