WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
The Shots play a second home fixture of the season against York City on Saturday. In a repeat of the game which secured both sides safety at the LNER last season, Aldershot and Tommy Widdrington will be looking to maintain an unbeaten home record, with the side now four unbeaten under the new manager at the EBB.
The fixture is a fourth of the season for Aldershot, having won on the opening day at the EBB against Oxford before suffering defeat at the hands of Oldham and Ebbsfleet in the previous two fixtures,
As previously mentioned, the fixture secured York and Aldershot safety at the LNER in April last season. Haji Mnoga originally gave Aldershot the lead, before Lenell John-Lewis converted a penalty and then missed one in a chance that became an own goal from Corey Jordan. Two dramatic late equalisers then secured both sides, as Altrincham scored late on against Torquay, and Tyler Frost scored late on for Aldershot to maintain an unbeaten start to life at Aldershot for Tommy Widdrington.
The Shots won the previous fixture in the 22/23 season at the EBB. Tyler Cordner gave Aldershot an early lead, and a good performance by York came crashing to a halt when Alex Hirst was shown a red card. Lenell John-Lewis did grab a leveller for York, but a Tommy Willard 78th minute goal gave the Shots all the points.
York finished in 19th place in their first season back in the National League last season, having previously spent five seasons in the National League North. 13 wins and 51 points were the highlights for York, and of course one of the 12 draws last campaign was the one which, as if it hasn’t been mentioned enough so far, secured them safety.
The Minstermen made the first round proper of the FA Cup last season, beating Bury in the process, but losing and exiting in the first round at the hands of Football League side Shrewsbury. York went to the quarter final stage of the FA Trophy, where they were eventually beaten by Altrincham 2-1.
23/24 SO FAR:
York are yet to pick up a victory so far in the 2023/24 season in three attempts. An opening day defeat at Wealdstone was added to by a 1-0 defeat at home to Kidderminster on the second weekend of the season. Tuesday night was more successful than the opening two for York, as they picked up a first point of the season against Altrincham, with Dipo Akinyemi and Callum Harriott getting in the goals for Michael Morton’s side.
Tickets for the Shots’ second home game of the season 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.