WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Shots are back on the road, this time travelling to the league’s bottom side Torquay. Looking to make it a fourth successive victory, Aldershot travel to Plainmoor stadium to take on the Gulls on Tuesday night.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
Torquay finished 11th last season, ending the campaign on 66 points, one point behind both Bromley and Boreham Wood, and seven points ahead of Yeovil in 12th position. The Gulls suffered defeat at the first hurdle of the FA Cup last season, being eliminated by Havant & Waterlooville in a fourth round replay. It was a similar tale in the FA Trophy, as Tonbridge defeated Torquay in the third round.
HOW DID WE GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Both fixtures last season were favourable for the home sides, with the first meeting in November 2021 being decided by a Lewis Kinsella 85th minute winner in a 1-0 victory for the Shots. The return leg was much better for Torquay, as they beat Aldershot 4-0 at home.
WHO IS THEIR GAFFER?
Current Torquay manager is 67-year-old Gary Johnson. Starting his managerial career in 1986, Johnson first took charge of Newmarket Town, and even spent a spell in charge of the Latvian National Team between 1999-2001. Johnson took the Torquay job in 2018, guiding them to the National League South title in 2018/19.
TORQUAY SQUAD UPDATE:
Aaron Jarvis will be returning from suspension after picking up too many yellow cards, and Ross Marshall remains suspended. Gary Johnson’s most trusted player this season has been striker Will Goodwin, who has scored 3 goals in 16 appearances, while making the most minutes in the squad so far this campaign. New signing from Ipswich Brett McGavin is the only other player in the squad to play 16 times, making the pair the most likely to play tomorrow. Ali Omar, Dean Moxey and Dylan Crowe are the only other players of the squad to play over 1,000 league minutes, making them also favourable to feature.
Jarvis could make a return to the side, and with Marshall the only absentee, Johnson will have almost his full squad at his disposal on Tuesday night.
Now at Torquay, Corie Andrews spent a successful spell on loan from Wimbeldon with the Shots last season, scoring 9 goals in 20 appearances between July and January. Veteran midfielder Asa Hall also played for the Shots back in 12/13 in League Two, making 16 appearances whilst on loan from Shrewsbury.
Shots fans travelling to Torquay tomorrow night can buy their tickets from Torquay’s Club Website by clicking HERE
ALDERSHOT SUPPORTERS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS FOR THE ORIGINAL FIXTURE DO NOT NEED TO BUY ANOTHER TICKET. THE TICKETS BOUGHT ALREADY WILL STILL BE VALID FOR TUESDAY’S GAME.
Away fans will be situated in Block A of Bristow’s Bench (seating) and will enter the ground via the turnstiles on the lane between Plainmoor and Spires College.
Away fans must click on the tab at the top of the page that says ‘Change to Away’ so that they can select Block A of Bristow’s Bench. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 01803 328666 Monday to Friday between 10am to 2pm.
If you have any questions regarding ticketing then please contact Jo Harris by phone on 01803 328666 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org during the hours listed above.
Prices increase by £2 on matchday and are as follows:
- ADULT: £17 (£19)
- CONCESSION: £15 (£17)
- UNDER 18: £10 (£12)
- UNDER 7: FREE (FREE)
Disabled supporters are allowed one carer admitted free of charge. There are 9 wheelchair bays and carers spaces available. Please contact our Disability Liaison Officer Jo Harris by email email@example.com or phone 01803 328666 for assistance.
Away supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online and either download their ticket to their phone or print it out.
Please note our turnstiles are cashless and tickets must be purchased in advance of entering the turnstiles.
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.
Rob Worrall will not be at this fixture, but BBC Devon will be providing commentary of the game.