WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
The Shots return to National League action in Halifax on Tuesday night. The fixture is the third meeting between the sides this season, currently split head to head with a win each heading into the game. The fixture is rearranged from Saturday the 11th of March, with Halifax coming to Aldershot in the FA Trophy, meaning Shots league visit was rearranged for tomorrow.
ROSS MCNEILLY PRE GAME:
Shots gaffer Ross McNeilly was adamant about turning the sides fortunes around following the Gateshead defeat last weekend.
Following the game, McNeilly said “You’ve got to pick yourself up fast, and you’ve got to bounce back quickly which is something we have been good at doing.”
“It has to be about us and what we are really good at.”
Shots had been on a 3 game unbeaten National League run, and McNeilly reflected on this, saying “football is funny, you play 2-3 games where you think you’ve turned a corner and you lose one game and you crash right back down again”
“We need to get back to that Southend mindset where we are a lot more compact and harder to beat”
You can watch the full interview on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE.
HOW HAVE THEY DONE THIS SEASON?
Halifax and the Shots are currently both on 43 points this season, and the winner of the clash will put pressure on Maidenhead and Oldham in 15th and 14th position.
Like Saturday’s opponents Gateshead, Halifax are through to the final 4 of the FA Trophy, and will face Altrincham next weekend in the semi final. In the FA Cup, Halifax were eliminated by current National League South leaders Ebbsfleet in the first round.
Shots two games against Halifax have provided very different outcomes this season, with the previous meeting ending in a 2-0 defeat in the FA Trophy.
The league meeting was the complete opposite, as Shots ran out 5-1 winners in front of the BT Sport cameras, courtesy of Cordner, Glover, Amaluzor and Effiong.
- Top goalscorer: Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (9)
- Most minutes: Sam Johnson (3,510)
- Last season: 4th
- Goals for: 44
- Goals against: 49
- Clean sheets: 16
Halifax ask that fans pay with cash on the turnstiles, and there are no advanced ticket sales for the Halifax game.
There are limited card machines, and if supporters require cash, there are machines available at Esso and Tesco stores near the ground.
Tickets are priced as follows:
- Adult: £21
- Concessions: £18
- 12-17s: £9
- u12s: £4
HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME:
As always, live updates will be posted on Shots official Twitter @OfficialShots, and you can catch up with highlights of the game on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE after the final whistle has gone.
There will be live BBC Surrey Sport online commentary of the game.