Aldershot Town Academy Manager Ross McNeilly thought the scoreline “flattered” them, after winning 5-0 at home against a “direct” u18 Park House side on Friday in the ESFA u18 Super League.
The Shots dominated possession overall but Park House made it difficult early on. The first half was one-way traffic as Aldershot were trying to penetrate Park House’s defence. Park House were a threat from set-pieces with their physical style of play resulting in a difficult first 45 for the Shots.
“The 5-0 score flattered us somewhat. They came and were very direct and had their moments, making it difficult for us at times in the first half,” said McNeilly.
Aldershot Town improved in the second half and were completely dominant, with Park House struggling to keep possession of the ball.
This in turn, led to more chances and more goals coming for the Shots after the break, something that McNeilly recognised and was pleased with their improvement.
“Our control of possession improved in the second half and the goals came as they tired with not having the ball.”
Luke Phair opened the scoring before John Black scored twice. Jaan Stanley and Woody Angell added to the scoreline to put the win beyond any doubt for the hosts.
A resounding victory for the Shots keeps them unbeaten so far in this competition with just two games left to play.
“A good result and leaves us with two games to go in the ESFA U18’s Super League and maintains our 100% record.”