Aldershot extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions with victory over Bristol Rovers.

Alex Rodman scored the decisive goal, firing a low shot past Pirates goalkeeper Scott Bevan from 12 yards.

Luke Guttridge also went close for the visitors, but headed wide of the post from a corner.

The home side put the Shots under pressure in the second half but were unable to find the net, with Eliot Richards stabbing wide from six yards.

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Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"We were magnificent in the first half and very professional in the second half. The desire to keep a clean sheet was there for all to see.

"Alex took his goal well and I was a bit disappointed we didn't get the second. We're slowly gathering a great team spirit.

"We've got to prepare now for Rochdale at home in the Carling Cup on Tuesday. It's our Cup final, and there will be a great atmosphere."

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

10 6

Corners

7 10

Fouls

7 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:29

The ball is crossed by Craig Stanley, Scott McGleish takes a shot. Save made by Ross Worner. Corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Cian Bolger goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +2:13 Substitution

Substitution Luke Guttridge leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Brown.

90:00 +1:11

A cross is delivered by Alex Rodman, Cian Bolger takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Morris.

90:00 +0:58

The ball is swung over by Scott McGleish, Anthony Straker manages to make a clearance.

89:24 Booking

Booking Ben Herd is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

87:57

Peter Vincenti concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Adam Virgo.

87:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Michael Rankine. Adam Virgo takes the direct free kick.

85:20

The ball is swung over by Adam Virgo, save by Ross Worner.

84:43

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards. Lee Brown restarts play with the free kick.

82:37

Mustapha Carayol concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Alex Rodman crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

78:55

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Herd, save by Scott Bevan.

78:55 Booking

Booking Mustapha Carayol is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

78:47

Foul by Mustapha Carayol on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded.

77:36

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell. Free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.

76:53

The ball is sent over by Chris Zebroski.

75:12

Effort from outside the box by Chris Zebroski goes wide right of the target.

73:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Rankine on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.

72:38 Substitution

Substitution Scott McGleish comes on in place of Joe Anyinsah.

72:38

The ball is swung over by Chris Zebroski, outswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol, clearance by Jamie Collins.

71:38

Dan Woodards takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.

71:09

The ball is delivered by Lee Brown, Darren Jones makes a clearance.

70:55

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, clearance by Luke Guttridge.

70:13

Foul by Darren Jones on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Ross Worner.

68:18

The ball is crossed by Dan Woodards, Foul by Matt Harrold on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Ross Worner takes the direct free kick.

67:49

Unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Alex Rodman results in a free kick. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

67:21

Corner taken by Alex Rodman from the left by-line played to the near post, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

66:23

Alex Rodman crosses the ball, blocked by Adam Virgo. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman played to the near post, Matt Harrold makes a clearance.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Peter Vincenti coming on for Jermaine McGlashan.

64:44

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.

63:22

Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

63:22 Booking

Booking Danny Hylton is shown a yellow card.

63:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by Danny Hylton.

60:54

Stuart Campbell challenges Jermaine McGlashan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Alex Rodman from the free kick.

59:48

Outswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol, Michael Rankine makes a clearance.

55:31

Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Rankine goes wide left of the goal.

54:41 Substitution

Substitution (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Craig Stanley coming on for Wayne Brown.

54:41 Substitution

Substitution Mustapha Carayol on for Eliot Richards.

54:09

The ball is crossed by Danny Hylton, save by Scott Bevan.

53:30

The ball is delivered by Ben Herd, Stuart Campbell gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman played to the near post, clearance by Stuart Campbell.

53:05

A cross is delivered by Michael Rankine, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

51:50

Wayne Brown fouled by Alex Rodman, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Wayne Brown, save by Ross Worner.

50:20

Alex Rodman crosses the ball, clearance by Cian Bolger. Alex Rodman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Alex Rodman, Luke Guttridge has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

46:56

Eliot Richards has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

46:06

Michael Rankine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:23

Alex Rodman crosses the ball, blocked by Dan Woodards. Short corner taken by Alex Rodman.

44:08

Centre by Alex Rodman, Danny Hylton takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adam Virgo gets a block in.

40:54

Ben Herd sends in a cross, Eliot Richards gets a block in. Corner taken by Alex Rodman from the right by-line, clearance made by Matt Harrold. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Rodman, Adam Virgo makes a clearance.

39:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Rodman on Joe Anyinsah. Shot comes in from Adam Virgo from the free kick, save made by Ross Worner.

38:03

Eliot Richards produces a cross, Ben Herd gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wayne Brown, Ben Herd makes a clearance. Stuart Campbell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

37:35

The ball is sent over by Chris Zebroski, blocked by Anthony Straker.

34:46

Matt Harrold takes a shot. Ross Worner makes a save.

35:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Rodman - Bristol R 0 - 1 Aldershot A goal is scored by Alex Rodman from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-1 Aldershot.

33:45

Centre by Jermaine McGlashan, clearance made by Dan Woodards. Outswinging corner taken by Alex Rodman, Darren Jones takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.

32:20

Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown from the left by-line, Adam Virgo produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

31:25

Centre by Chris Zebroski, clearance made by Aaron Morris. Corner taken by Wayne Brown from the right by-line, clearance by Darren Jones. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown, Michael Rankine makes a clearance.

30:20

Michael Rankine has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

28:51

Wayne Brown has a curled shot. Save by Ross Worner.

25:17

Danny Hylton challenges Adam Virgo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

24:31

The ball is swung over by Ben Herd, Chris Zebroski manages to make a clearance.

24:21

The ball is sent over by Alex Rodman, clearance made by Stuart Campbell.

22:50

Lee Brown fouled by Jermaine McGlashan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Brown, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

21:59

Michael Rankine takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.

21:49

The ball is swung over by Jermaine McGlashan, clearance made by Lee Brown.

21:22

Cian Bolger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine. Alex Rodman crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Matt Harrold.

19:42

Chris Zebroski produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Ross Worner makes a save. Effort from inside the area by Joe Anyinsah misses to the right of the goal.

17:41

Ben Herd fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Alex Rodman, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Darren Jones goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16:08

Jamie Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.

15:09

Alex Rodman challenges Dan Woodards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

14:00

Eliot Richards sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Straker.

11:43

Effort from outside the penalty box by Danny Hylton goes wide left of the target.

10:46

A cross is delivered by Lee Brown, save by Ross Worner.

10:34

The ball is swung over by Chris Zebroski, Luke Guttridge makes a clearance.

9:33

The ball is sent over by Jermaine McGlashan, Joe Anyinsah manages to make a clearance.

8:38

The referee blows for offside. Ross Worner takes the free kick.

7:04

Effort on goal by Chris Zebroski from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Eliot Richards. Lee Brown crosses the ball in from the free kick, Michael Rankine makes a clearance.

4:36

The ball is crossed by Ben Herd, Eliot Richards makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Alex Rodman, Matt Harrold makes a clearance.

3:42

Danny Hylton takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by Scott Bevan.

3:29

Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in.

3:19

Anthony Straker delivers the ball, Adam Virgo manages to make a clearance.

2:27

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.

1:24

Eliot Richards takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Aaron Morris.

0:37

Matt Harrold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge. Free kick taken by Ross Worner.

0:13

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Adam Virgo, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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