MATCH REPORT: Yeovil Town 2 Aldershot Town 2

Aldershot Town headed home from Huish Park with a point after getting a 2-2 draw on Tuesday evening.

Ethan Chislett’s penalty opener was cancelled out in the first half by Albi Skendi after he found the corner on the turn.

Jack Powell restored The Shots lead early in the second period before another penalty, this time scored by Rhys Murphy, levelled up proceedings.

There was a late period of pressure from Yeovil but Aldershot did well to see it through and take the point back to The EBB Stadium.

New signing Myles Anderson was involved from the start for Danny Searle’s men having signed on Monday. He cam into a back three as Robbie Tinkler dropped out of the squad as a precaution.

Yeovil had the first real chance of the game just shy of 20 minutes when James Smith got his head on a cross, but the effort sailed just over the bar.

It wasn’t until the 27th minute when the deadlock was broken and it needed a penalty to do so. Jack Powell worked his way into an opening on the right-hand-side inside the area before knocking the ball past one more man and getting tripped in the process. Aldershot had missed their last three penalties, but it was Chislett who stepped up on this occasion and made no mistake, dispatching the ball into the bottom left corner while sending the keeper the wrong way.

Yeovil did grab an equaliser in the 36th minute through Skendi. A long throw came into the area, The Shots were unable to clear it as Skendi smartly hit a shot on the swivel into the bottom left corner.

However, 11 minutes into the second period, The Shots restored their lead through Powell. In a goal very reminiscent of his one against Dover in October, the midfielder had the ball laid off to him by Lewis Kinsella at a free kick from 30 yards out. He then lashed it, with the swerve deceiving the goalkeeper Nelson to find int’s way into the back of the net.

Alex Finney was then called into action by James Tilley a few minutes later to keep the lead intact. The defender cleared the ball off the line after Walker was caught in no mans land.

In the 63rd minute, Kinsella’s dangerous cross almost saw Chislett get his second, but when Nelson palmed the ball towards the goalscorer he was unable to direct it into the goal.

Murphy got the home team back on level terms for a second time from the penalty spot, at the same end which Chislett had converted his. It came from a long ball into the box which was headed back down into a dangerous area. A tackle came in at the penalty spot which the referee deemed to be illegal. Walker guessed the right way from the spot kick but the striker found the bottom left corner.


Yeovil Town XI: 1 S. Nelson, 4 L. Collins, 5 J. Smith, 8 L. D’Ath (Duffus 69′) , 9 R. Murphy, 11 M. Hippolyte, 18 A. Skendi, 19 T. Bradbury, 24 R. Hutton, 26 C. Lee, 28 J. Tilley (Dagnall 69′)

Unused subs: Worthington, Omotayo, Jones

Aldershot Town XI: 1 M. Walker, 3 L. Kinsella, 4 D. Rance, 5 M. Anderson, 10 C. Shields (Lyons-Foster 81′), 12 A. Whittingham (Santos 64′), 15 A. Finney, 19 M. Bettamer (Panayiotou 81′), 20 E. Chislett, 25 M. Hunt, 34 J. Powell

Unused subs: Rowe, Mullings