On-loan striker Shaun Harrad grabbed his third goal in three games as Cheltenham edged past Aldershot, in a game delayed by adverse weather.

The players were temporarily taken off the field after 20 minutes because of thunder and lightning over the Recreation Ground.

Aldershot went close to taking the lead after play resumed, but Adam Mekki and Michael Rankine wasted their chances.

Harrad settled the contest with a header from Billy Jones' corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm delighted with the response and the performance was excellent and I'm just disappointed for them as I didn't think we deserved defeat.

"But the players must not drop their heads because that performance will get them a long way and I'm delighted we created chances and we know we can get better in front of goal.

"They've got players that can hurt you and with one slip of concentration they've scored. It feels hard to take at the moment but we know if we carry on playing like that then were going to be in good shape."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"It must have been a terrible game to watch but a pleasing result for us."

"I thought we started brightly for the first 10 minutes and I think if we'd made the final pass a little bit better we could have had a few more opportunities but we didn't.

"You've got to come and roll your sleeves up sometimes and we were far from our best, but we're just delighted we've walked away with three points."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin Booked
  • 04 Morris
  • 05 Brown
  • 23 Bradley
  • 08 Payne Booked
  • 17 Mekki
  • 33 Roberts Booked (Madjo - 64' )
  • 09 Rankine
  • 11 Vincenti Booked (Anderson - 80' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 16 Berqvrst
  • 24 Anderson
  • 30 Cooksley
  • 19 Connolly
  • 27 Madjo

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Jones Booked
  • 05 Hooman
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 16 Penn Booked (Carter - 66' )
  • 10 Goulding (Lowe - 90' )
  • 14 Harrad (Duffy - 89' )
  • 26 Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 02 Lowe
  • 15 Bennett
  • 04 Carter
  • 08 Deering
  • 21 Graham
  • 09 Duffy
Ref: Bond
Att: 2,166

Match Stats

Shots

5 3

On target

0 1

Corners

6 6

Fouls

19 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:43 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Myles Anderson. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +4:26

The referee penalises Guy Madjo for handball. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Darryl Duffy. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

90:00 +3:23 Booking

Booking Myles Anderson goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +3:06

Myles Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

90:00 +1:29 Substitution

Substitution Keith Lowe is brought on as a substitute for Jeff Goulding.

88:11

Save by Scott Brown.

88:11 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad leaves the field to be replaced by Darryl Duffy.

88:11

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Payne from the left by-line, Josh Payne takes a shot.

87:52

Foul by Harry Hooman on Michael Rankine, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anthony Tonkin.

86:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Myles Anderson. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

82:38

Michael Rankine fouled by Harry Hooman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

79:45

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Rankine goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

79:45 Substitution

Substitution Peter Vincenti leaves the field to be replaced by Myles Anderson.

79:45

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Tonkin from the right by-line,

78:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Anthony Tonkin a yellow card.

78:49

Anthony Tonkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

76:16

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Anthony Tonkin, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

75:49

Short corner worked by Josh Payne.

74:35

Michael Rankine challenges Marlon Pack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

73:41

Effort on goal by Chris Zebroski from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

72:04

Assist by Billy Jones.

72:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Harrad - Aldershot 0 - 1 Cheltenham Shaun Harrad grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aldershot 0-1 Cheltenham.

71:23

Corner taken by Billy Jones,

65:14 Substitution

Substitution Darren Carter is brought on as a substitute for Russell Penn.

65:14 Booking

Booking Billy Jones booked.

65:06

Unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

63:53

Marlon Pack crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

63:53 Booking

Booking Peter Vincenti receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Peter Vincenti.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Guy Madjo on for Jordan Roberts.

61:10

Russell Penn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Mekki. Josh Payne takes the free kick.

58:55

Foul by Peter Vincenti on Jermaine McGlashan, free kick awarded. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

57:14

Billy Jones takes the outswinging corner, Peter Vincenti makes a clearance.

56:44

Peter Vincenti challenges Harry Hooman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

55:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Vincenti on Russell Penn. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

51:38

Unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Troy Brown results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Shaun Harrad from the free kick.

51:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Hooman by Peter Vincenti. Scott Brown takes the direct free kick.

49:57

Jermaine McGlashan challenges Aaron Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

49:07

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne, save by Scott Brown.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +12:38 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:58

Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

44:58 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Russell Penn for unsporting behaviour.

44:52

Peter Vincenti fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick.

41:02

Unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Steve Elliott results in a free kick. Anthony Tonkin takes the direct free kick.

34:35

Shot on goal by Jordan Roberts from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

33:27

Foul by Jordan Roberts on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

30:18

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Payne, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

28:59 Booking

Booking Jordan Roberts goes into the referee's book.

28:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Roberts on Jermaine McGlashan. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

26:52

Foul by Jeff Goulding on Adam Mekki, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Mekki.

24:15

Shot by Michael Rankine from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

22:50

Billy Jones takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Rankine.

22:02

Foul by Peter Vincenti on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

17:19

Jordan Roberts produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

16:04

Steve Elliott challenges Michael Rankine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Tonkin restarts play with the free kick.

15:14

The ball is crossed by Adam Mekki.

12:59

Corner taken by Jermaine McGlashan from the left by-line to the near post, Anthony Tonkin manages to make a clearance.

11:50 Booking

Booking Josh Payne receives a yellow card.

11:39

Josh Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Penn. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

11:21

Foul by Marlon Pack on Peter Vincenti, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Vincenti.

9:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack played to the near post, Aaron Morris manages to make a clearance.

8:34

Corner taken by Jordan Roberts from the right by-line, Chris Zebroski manages to make a clearance.

5:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Billy Jones.

4:14

Josh Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

3:13

Foul by Josh Payne on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Russell Penn.

1:10

Foul by Jordan Roberts on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

0:31

Michael Rankine concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

The match has been suspended.

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