The Shots take on Oldham Athletic in a game which looks set to have huge ramifications in the race for the top seven in the National League.

The fourth best home record takes on the third best away record in the National League, as 7th placed Aldershot Town take on 5th placed Oldham Athletic, one point seperates the sides, with the Shots having played a game less than the visiting Latics.

Founded in 1895, Oldham have been as high as the Premier League during their time as a football club, and were the first side to play both Premier League and National League football following their relegation to the division from League Two in 2021/22.


It was an afternoon to forget on the Shots first away day of the 2023/24 season at Boundary Park, as the Latics were 5-1 victors over Tommy Widdrington’s Shots. James Norwood and Brennan Dickenson were both scorers of braces, with Ben Tollitt scoring the other goal. Mark Kitching was the scorer for Aldershot, putting the ball in his own net.

The spoils were shared last time Oldham visited the EBB Stadium, as Mike Fondop cancelled out Inih Effiong’s first half goal just minutes after half time.


As with Oxford City last weekend, the whole season has gone by since the Shots last met Oldham. It was a poor start to the season for one of the playoff favourites in pre-season, with the 5-1 win over the Shots their only win between August 6th and September 19th. However, the picked up a second win at home to York, and then wouldn’t taste defeat again until they played Fylde in October.

The side were knocked out the FA Cup by Newport in the first round, and were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Hendon. The side have lost just twice in the National League in 2024.



Of Micky Mellon’s two National League defeats in 2024, both were at home, to Woking and Kidderminster Harriers. In his playing days, the former Scottish midfielder Mellon actually played for Kidderminster Harriers in the mid 2000’s, but will be best known for his spells at Blackpool and Tranmere Rovers.

Mellon took his first steps in the dugout in 2006 as an assistant manager of Lancaster City, and was a youth coach at Burnley before he became a  first team manager. This started in 2008 with Fleetwood Town, a spell which lasted four years as he took Fleetwood from the Conference North to League Two. He left his post in 2012 following a defeat in the second round of the FA Cup to … Aldershot Town. Mellon has already got one back on the side that got him the sack in 2012 this season with an emphatic 5-1 win in the second week of the season.

The Scot has also spent time at Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Tranmere, Dundee, and was Tranmere manager again between 2021-2023 before in 2023 he joined Oldham.


Tickets for our next home game at the EBB Stadium against Oldham are now on sale and can be bought online by clicking HERE

If you are unable to purchase tickets online, you can pop in to the Club Shop between 11-2 on Mon-Fri or call the Ticket Office on 01252 320 211.

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