MATCH PREVIEW: Shots v Yeovil

Tommy Widdrington kicks off his tenure as Shots manager by welcoming Yeovil on Good Friday. The fixture kicks off an Easter Weekend double header for Aldershot, and is the third from last home game for the Shots, with only Scunthorpe and Altrincham to come at the EBB before the end of the season.

Yeovil are currently managed by Mark Cooper, and were founded as a club in 1895. The side were relegated from the Football League in 2018/19, and have remained in the National League since.


Since the last match there has been a change in the dugout, and Tommy Widdrington has taken charge of the Aldershot first team.

Heading into his first clash as Shots manager, Widdrington was full of praise for the squad, saying “they look fit, they look able, competent, and they listen, so what I’ve put to them in the couple of days we’ve had has all been about us.”

“We don’t know what they’re (Yeovil) doing, it’s my job to know what we’re doing, and every player who starts the game or is involved in the game at any stage will know exactly what his job is when they’ve got the ball, and exactly what their job is when they haven’t got the ball.”

“It’s about us.”

Tomorrow marks his first match, and as such his first team selection, to which he commented “there will be disappointment in the lads who don’t start the game.”

“I’ve had two sessions, and I have to pick a team that do what I want them to do against Yeovil Town on Friday.”

“If we don’t win the game with the starting 11, I hope the lads that will come off the bench will have an impact.”

Approaching the game, Widdrington said “it’s a big game because it’s the next game.”

“We’ve only got six games, we want to win all six but we can only win one at a time.”

The full interview will be available on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE from 6pm on 6th April.


Yeovil are currently sitting in 21st, the final relegation spot in the National League. The Glovers have picked up 38 points from 40 games, winning seven times this campaign.

Yeovil were eliminated in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup by Taunton Town, and were eliminated in the FA Trophy third round on penalties by Dorking Wanderers.


The Shots previous clash with Yeovil this season was one to remember on the road, as two late goals from Giles Phillips and Tommy Willard wrapped up the points as the Shots came out 2-0 victors.

Since Yeovil’s arrival in the National League, the Shots have a record of 3-1-3, and have won three of the last four meetings between the sides.

The last meeting between the sides at the EBB ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Shots, with the last victory against Yeovil at the EBB coming in May 2021, with goals from Chike Kandi and Harry Panayiotou earning the Shots a 2-0 win.


  • Top goalscorer: Alex Fisher, Malachi Linton (5)
  • Most minutes: Grant Smith (3,600)
  • Last season: 12th
  • Goals for: 32
  • Goals against: 49
  • Clean sheets: 13


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.