MATCH PREVIEW: Shots v Scunthorpe


Shots’ penultimate clash at the EBB comes against Scunthorpe on Saturday. The Iron were founded in 1899, and are in their first season in the National League after being relegated from League Two last season. Aldershot face just Altrincham at home before the end of this season, with only four games remaining of the 2022/23 National League campaign. 


Ahead of the Scunthorpe game, Widdrington is yet to lose in the Shots dugout. After two draws in two games, the gaffer was reflecting on the latest draw at Eastleigh, saying “When you’re two goals behind on two separate occasions to see the reaction of the players is really important” 

“For me to see that I know that we can react.”

“We’ve got to put some wins in the column and it’s important we stay unbeaten” 

Despite Scunthorpe already being relegated, Widdrington was adamant this game is still a test, saying  “The players will be fighting for the lives in terms of their contracts and their futures”

“I don’t expect an easy game at all.”

The game will of course be in front of the EBB, and Widdrington was full of praise for the Shots fans, saying: “I thought they (the fans) were excellent against Yeovil, the travelling Shots who came down the M3 to Eastleigh on Monday were excellent” 

The full interview is available on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE.


Scunthorpe have already been relegated from the National League this season, sitting 10 points off safety with only three games left of the season. The Iron have got eight wins in 43 games this season, picking up 34 points along the way.

Scunthorpe were eliminated in the fourth-qualifying round of the FA Cup by South Shields, and were hit with a similar fate in the third round of the FA Trophy, as they lost to Wrexham. 


Last time the sides met this season, the points were split. Ody Alfa gave the Shots an early lead, but three goals in half an hour saw the Shots two goals down at the break. An inspired second half comeback saw the Shots score two goals through Justin Amaluzor and Tyler Cordner, earning the Shots a point on the road. 


  • Top goalscorer: Cameron Wilson (5)
  • Most minutes: Jacob Butterfield (3,338)
  • Last season: 24th (League Two)
  • Goals for: 47
  • Goals against: 84
  • Clean sheets: 5


The earlybird period for this clash has ended, but tickets are still available for purchase HERE and via the ticket office on Saturday.

Prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £20
  • Military Personnel: £16
  • Senior (Over 65): £16
  • Disabled: £16
  • Young Person (18-20): £16
  • Junior (17 and under): £7
  • Under 11: Free


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.