Aldershot battled to a narrow victory over 10-man Hereford to pick up their first home win since early December.

Guy Madjo fired home from two yards out after the Bulls failed to clear following a brief scramble.

Michael Townsend saw red for dragging down Danny Hylton as the striker bore down on goal.

Hylton had earlier cleared Lyle Taylor's header off the line, while Yoann Arquin blasted well over the bar when well placed.

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Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm delighted with a 1-0 win. It could have been a bit more. If you look at all the aspects: debuts are made, Guy Madjo scores his first goal, clean sheet, three points - happy days.

"I brought Guy Madjo here to score those sort of goals. It gives him a little lift.

"I want us to be a footballing side, attractive and entertaining. My philosophy will always be to play football. But the fans want winning football. Sometimes you've got to win ugly."

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"It was a poor game and I have to take responsibilty for that. I made a couple of changes and in hindsight were those changes right? Obviously, not.

"There were a lot of silly fouls, the ball was going out of play and it was slow, dull and boring. We were just lashing at things.

"We had no quality and we didn't get any decent balls in to anybody. I just don't think there was any quality in the game from either team to be honest with you.

"I thought throughout we performed poorly and I've told the players that. But also the buck stops with me and I'll accept that."

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