Craig Reid's third goal of the season gave Aldershot their first win since the opening day of the campaign as they defeated bottom-of-the-table Barnet.

Barnet's Ricky Holmes cleared Ollie Lancashire's header off the line in the opening exchanges while Bees full-back Jordan Brown also saw his effort saved.

John Oster went close for the visitors with his shot from distance.

But Aldershot took the lead through Reid's sliding finish and Barnet had no response to his goal.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm delighted for everyone involved tonight. I thought they were excellent and we had to be patient and wait for that bit of brilliance and I'm delighted with the three points.

"There was nothing wrong with the effort but what there was brilliance in the final third that we needed and we found it - it was a great ball from Adam Mekki.

"Adam knows we think a lot about him and he knows there's a pressure on him. He is an important key for us, he's got a lot of potential and he's a match winner."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 07 Rodman (Vincenti - 71' )
  • 23 Bradley
  • 08 Payne
  • 17 Mekki (Morris - 89' )
  • 10 Hylton (Anderson - 88' )
  • 20 Reid

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 04 Morris
  • 11 Vincenti
  • 15 Branston
  • 24 Anderson
  • 09 Rankine
  • 25 Appiah

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller (Abdulla - 34' )
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 30 Stephens
  • 32 Pearce
  • 20 Weston
  • 25 Lowe (Hyde - 82' )
  • 31 Oster Booked
  • 10 Nurse (Sykes - 46' )
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 05 Fortune
  • 06 Saville
  • 21 Sykes
  • 07 Lee
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 19 Hyde
Ref: Ward
Att: 1,760

Match Stats

Shots

3 2

On target

2 0

Corners

11 2

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:47

Peter Vincenti concedes a free kick for a foul on Clovis Kamdjo. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:40

The referee blows for offside against Craig Reid. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:10

Corner taken by Ricky Holmes from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Jamie Young.

88:41 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Morris replaces Adam Mekki.

87:52 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hylton leaves the field to be replaced by Myles Anderson.

82:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricky Holmes by Troy Brown. John Oster takes the free kick.

81:24 Substitution

Substitution Jake Hyde joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamal Lowe.

76:38

Corner taken by Josh Payne, save by Graham Stack.

75:58

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin from the right by-line, George Sykes makes a clearance.

75:19

Short corner taken by Josh Payne.

74:52

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Payne from the left by-line.

73:48

George Sykes concedes a free kick for a foul on Sonny Bradley. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

70:01

Corner taken by Ben Herd from the right by-line, clearance made by Ahmed Abdulla.

70:01 Substitution

Substitution Peter Vincenti on for Alex Rodman.

67:05

Assist by Adam Mekki.

67:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Reid - Aldershot 1 - 0 Barnet Craig Reid fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aldershot 1-0 Barnet.

66:07

Craig Reid is penalised for a handball. Ahmed Abdulla restarts play with the free kick.

64:41

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ricky Holmes goes wide left of the target.

62:28

Anthony Tonkin restarts play with the free kick.

62:28 Booking

Booking John Oster is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

62:19

Ricky Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Payne.

60:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin from the right by-line, Oliver Lancashire takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

58:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hylton on Krystian Pearce. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

53:54

Anthony Tonkin takes the inswinging corner, brilliant save by Graham Stack.

52:37

Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Adam Mekki results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Stephens.

48:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the right by-line, Anthony Tonkin manages to make a clearance.

47:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Rodman. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution George Sykes is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Nurse.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

43:38

Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin to the near post, Ahmed Abdulla manages to make a clearance.

39:39

Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin, save by Graham Stack.

34:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Tonkin on Jamal Lowe. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

33:59 Substitution

Substitution Ahmed Abdulla is brought on as a substitute for Barry Fuller.

29:39

Alex Rodman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Weston. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

24:29

Curtis Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lancashire. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

23:42

Danny Hylton challenges John Oster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

22:13

Ricky Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

21:27

John Oster has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

15:21

Jamal Lowe fouled by Danny Hylton, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

11:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Tonkin, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

9:53

Adam Mekki has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

5:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Payne, clearance made by Barry Fuller.

5:10

Jordan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton. Anthony Tonkin takes the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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