MATCH PREVIEW: Dagenham & Redbridge

The Shots take on Dagenham & Redbridge at the Chigwell Community Stadium on the final day of the National League season with it all still to play for.

Halifax currently occupy the final playoff position, but on goal difference only, with the Shots still right in with a chance of extending their season come full time against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow.

Their opposition on the final day is Dagenham & Redbridge. Also known as “the Daggers”, Dagenham have already secured their status as a National League club for the 2024/25 season.


The Shots were victors earlier in the season when the Daggers came to the EBB Stadium. Charlie Kendall gave the visiting Dagenham the lead, but Cian Harries levelled from the spot, but at 1-1 Shots took the advantage into the break, as Sam Ling got his marching orders following a challenge on Stokes just before half time.

Stokes then went on to give the Shots the lead, but Freddie Sears levelled the game again in the 67th minute. Aldershot would have the final say though, as Kwame Thomas scored in the dying moments to give Aldershot all three points.


The Daggers run of form at the time in September meant they wouldn’t taste victory again until they faced Woking in late October, being eliminated from the FA Cup at the hands of Bracknell Town in the fourth qualifying round. The side also failed to go past the first hurdle in the FA Trophy, losing on penalties to Peterborough Sports.

Their recent run of form has seen them lose just twice since the start of March, to Gateshead and Woking, and also secure their safety in the National League.



In the dugout for Dagenham & Redbridge is Ben Strevens. Strevens joined the Daggers in March of 2023, and guided the side to a 10th placed finish last season, and has guided them to safety this season. During his playing career Strevens played for Dagenham, making over 100 appearances for the Daggers over two spells. The 43-year-old also played over 100 times for Eastleigh, the side he took his first step into management with. The former striker had been in the dugout for Eastleigh in one form or another three times between 2016 and 2022, as well as being joint caretaker of Whitehawk during his career on the sidelines.


Shots supporters making the journey can purchase tickets online by clicking HERE

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • ADULT – £23*
  • CONCESSION – £17
  • 17-21 – £14**
  • 10-16 – £12*
  • Under 10 – £2***

*ADULT, CONCESSION and 10-16 ticket prices will increase by £2 on the day of the game

**17-21 tickets are only available to be bought in advance and cannot be bought from the turnstiles

*** Under 10 tickets do not increase in price

Supporters wishing to buy disabled tickets are asked to contact 020 8592 1549 ext. 2.


Live updates will be available from our social media platforms Twitter (@OfficialShots), Instagram (@aldershottownfcofficial), and Facebook. After the game, highlights will be available on our YouTube channel. The game will also be available for broadcast via National League TV in the UK, as the game doesn’t fall under the Saturday 3pm law.