WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
The Shots final away day of the season falls in Yorkshire, as the Shots travel to the LNER Community Stadium to take on York City. As well as being the last away day, the fixture marks a chance for Shots to secure their National League status with a win; or a draw depending on other results.
Following a win in the week at Wealdstone, Widdrington was firm on the belief that the Shots season is far from over, saying “There’s no dressing it up, we’re in a situation where it isn’t done.”
“I hope we’re motivated enough going into every game, if and when we do get clear of the dreaded trap door, then I’m not going to look at that and celebrate about it.“
”We just need a final push really.”
The end of the season is taking it’s toll on the Shots squad, and a few members of the side are still carrying injuries.
However, Widdrington remains hopeful of getting players back in the next two games:
“We’ll have a headcount at the end of the day and we’ll be going up with 18 or 19 fit players.”
“I’m hoping one or two or all of them will be available for this weekend – and if not for this weekend – if I was a betting man, I’d bet they’d all be available for next weekend.”
Finally, Widdrington remained full of praise for Shots fans: “The two away games we’ve had the fans have been excellent.”
The full interview is available on the ShotsTV YouTube channel HERE.
The previous meeting between the two sides came in the form of a 2-1 victory for Aldershot at the EBB Stadium. Tyler Cordner gave the Shots a 1-0 lead against 10 men as Alex Hurst was dismissed just before the break. Lenell John-Lewis got the visitors level on the hour, but Tommy Willard got the winner with just over 10 minutes to go.
HOW HAVE THEY DONE THIS SEASON?
The Minstermen are currently sat two points and one position below the Shots in 19th, with the Shots overtaking York following Tuesday’s victory on the road at Wealdstone.
In the FA Trophy, York managed to make it to the quarter-final, but were eliminated by Altrincham following a 2-1 loss. York also made it into the first round proper of the FA Cup, beating Bury in the fourth qualifying round, before losing to Shrewsbury in the first.
- Top scorer: Lenell John-Lewis (13)
- Most minutes: Maxim Kouogun (3,114)
- Last season: 5th (National League North)
- Goals for: 59
- Goals against: 66
- Clean sheets: 11
Tickets for tomorrow’s clash are available HERE and are priced as follows:
- Adult £21
- Concession/60+: £16
- Student: £9
- 18 and under: £9
- 11 and under: £7
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.