WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
The Shots kick off bank holiday weekend by hosting Wealdstone at the EBB on Saturday at 3pm. The fixture is Aldershot’s second consecutive clash at the EBB, having been held to a point against York City last Saturday.
Wealdstone were one of Tommy Widdrington’s first opponents at the end of last season, with the Shots travelling to the Stones at the back end of last season. At a time of the season when every point is crucial, it was Rochdale loanee Tahvon Campbell who scored the only goal in a big 1-0 victory for Aldershot on a Tuesday night in April.
The reverse fixture did not play out so kindly for the Shots. The game was opened by an impressive strike from Notts County loanee Frank Vincent, but two goals from Rhys Browne for the visitors gave Wealdstone all the points on the road at the EBB.
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
At times last season the Stones threatened to make the playoffs, but fell short come the end of the season. 60 points in 46 games for Wealdstone saw them finish in 13th place, 5 places and 7 points above the Shots.
Wealdstone played out a thriller in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, but after 8 goals were on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreline against Boreham Wood. The Stones were knocked out at the first hurdle in the FA Trophy as well, this time losing 2-1 to Chelmsford City in the third round.
23/24 SO FAR:
An unbeaten start to this season means that Wealdstone come into this clash sitting 5th in the National League table. An opening day victory against York was added to by draws at Eastleigh and Bromley, and a second win came in dramatic fashion, as Nathan Ferguson equalised in the 86th minute, before former Shot Tahvon Campbell made it 3-2 in the 99th minute.
Tickets for the Shots’ game against Wealdstone are available HERE and are priced as follows:
- Adults: £20
- Military personnel: £16
- Senior (over 66): £16
- Disabled: £16
- Young person: £16
- 17 and under: £5
- Under 11: FREE
*Prices will increase by £2 when bought on the day of the game*
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT:
Live updates will be available from our social media platforms Twitter (@OfficialShots), Instagram (@aldershottownfcofficial), and Facebook. After the game, highlights will be available on our YouTube channel.
Live commentary will be provided by BBC Radio Surrey via Rob Worrall and a guest summariser.