Shots fans report for an annual Tour of Duty as they travel to the north to take on Hartlepool on Saturday at 3pm.

The game is the first of two fixtures the Shots will face in the north of England, with Gateshead away coming on Tuesday night, prior to the Shots final home game of the season next weekend.


Hartlepool’s visit to the EBB Stadium was one of many games to remember this season for Shots fans, although for a while it didn’t look it. The game was level at the break, before Emmanuel Dieseruvwe put Hartlepool ahead with an emphatic overhead kick.

The Shots continued to dominate, and Kwame Thomas levelled at the back post following an Ollie Harfield cross in the 80th minute, and from the next kick off the ball ended up at Thomas’ feet again, and before the celebrations had even stopped they’d started again, as Josh Stokes scored in the 81st minutes to give the Shots the lead.


The Pools next victory following defeat in Hampshire came in November, when they took on and beat York City, winning 3-1 at the LNER Community Stadium. The side had already been eliminated from the FA Cup when we met, but were able to progress to round 4 of the FA Trophy after victory over City of Liverpool, but lost in the fourth round on penalties to Hampton & Richmond.

The side looked as though they were mounting a playoff push with five wins in seven games in late January, losing just once in that time, but ultimately one win in their last seven means they may have left it a little too late to sneak into the top seven.


TOUR OF DUTY: 2022/23

With this weekend being the Shots Tour of Duty, lets take a look back at last years trip to Southend!

Jack Barham made a bright start at Roots Hall, but it was Rhys Murphy in the 16th minute who gave the hosts Southend a 1-0 lead. The score remained until half time, but shooting towards the Shots fans gave Aldershot the boost it needed in the second half.

Tyler Frost score the equaliser in the 63rd minute, before minutes later Joe Partington stepped up from the spot, and fired one of the best hit pens you’re likely to ever see high and into the top right corner to give Aldershot a 2-1 victory and three crucial points.


Tickets are available to purchase HERE, and are priced as follows:

  • Adult: £20
  • Concession (65+, Students, Armed Forces, 17-21): £14
  • Under 18: £10
  • Under 14: £5 (with a paying adult)
  • Under 5: Free (with a paying adult)


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