Match Report

Aldershot Town 1-2 Eastleigh






Substitute Lee Cook snatched a 93rd minute winner for Eastleigh after The Shots had matched their exalted opponents for much of the match.

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Charlie Walker’s first goal for the Club had appeared set to earn the draw that the hosts deserved – as he cancelled out James Constable’s first-half opener – until Cook advanced into space down the right and fired a 20 yard shot across Phil Smith into the bottom corner.

Eastleigh shaded a tight first-half but Saville’s header from Browne’s corner – punched off the line by Poke – was the game’s best opportunity until Constable pounced on Drury’s high pass into the box and lobbed the ball over Smith.

Reason curled a shot wide and Dan Walker shot into the side-netting but it was Aldershot Town who roused themselves after the break. After winning a corner, Rhys Browne picked up the short pass and broke towards the byline, from where his low pull-back invited Charlie Walker to smash a six-yard shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

From there, The Shots looked more likely to snatch a late winner until Cook took full advantage of a rare gap in the home defence.

The performance, however, left The Shots buoyed for future encounters after a tough start to the season.