Chesterfield picked up their first away win of the season at struggling Aldershot, who remain in the League Two relegation places.

Chris Atkinson fired wide for the visitors after half-time while Danny Hylton wasted some good chances at the other end.

Sam Togwell cleared Troy Brown's header off the line as the hosts looked to avert a fourth straight defeat.

But it was not to be as Atkinson pounced on a loose ball to win it.

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Aldershot Town assistant manager Matt Bishop told BBC Surrey:

"I think the goal we conceded we switched off and we've been punished for it, but were determined to keep going and stick together.

"Somehow we've got to find a way to build confidence in the players and get them to believe in themselves.

"Sometimes when you go behind it's about getting angry and getting yourselves back in it.

"We've got to make sure we turn our home form around. I think we will do that, we've just got to be positive."

Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Its been a tough few days. Two players went down in training yesterday, Sam Hird and Danny Whitaker, so we never really had a chance to work on the shape of the team.

"I think it showed in the first 25 minutes, we struggled and played too many long balls.

"We tinkered and the second-half performance, with the injuries we've got, was outstanding."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 04 Morris (Rankine - 84' )
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 07 Rodman (Payne - 73' Booked )
  • 15 Branston
  • 26 Donnelly (Mekki - 63' )
  • 10 Hylton Booked
  • 20 Reid

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 23 Bradley
  • 24 Anderson
  • 08 Payne
  • 17 Mekki
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 09 Rankine

Chesterfield

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes
  • 05 Trotman
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 16 Ridehalgh
  • 07 Allott (Clay - 22' Booked )
  • 08 Togwell
  • 17 Atkinson
  • 25 Talbot
  • 11 Westcarr
  • 29 Evans (Lester - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Wilson
  • 15 Clay
  • 30 Broadhead
  • 14 Lester
  • 18 Boden
  • 19 Hazell
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 2,006

Match Stats

Shots

3 4

On target

3 2

Corners

7 5

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:35 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester replaces Micah Evans.

90:00 +1:58

Chris Atkinson takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.

84:33

Craig Westcarr concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Young. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

83:03 Substitution

Substitution Michael Rankine is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Morris.

82:13

Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.

82:13 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Josh Payne for unsporting behaviour.

81:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh by Josh Payne.

81:02

Anthony Tonkin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Liam Ridehalgh manages to make a clearance.

76:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance.

75:37

Assist on the goal came from Micah Evans.

75:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Atkinson - Aldershot 0 - 1 Chesterfld Chris Atkinson grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aldershot 0-1 Chesterfield.

75:01

Danny Hylton concedes a free kick for a foul on Drew Talbot. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Josh Payne replaces Alex Rodman.

64:39

Shot from just outside the area by Chris Atkinson misses to the left of the target.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Adam Mekki is brought on as a substitute for Scott Donnelly.

59:05

Alex Rodman takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

58:25

The official flags Craig Westcarr offside. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

57:06

Inswinging corner taken by Alex Rodman from the right by-line played to the near post, Sam Togwell makes a clearance.

56:05

Chris Atkinson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

53:28

Ben Herd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Micah Evans. Craig Westcarr restarts play with the free kick.

52:54

Craig Reid is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

49:46

Aaron Morris takes the indirect free kick.

49:46 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Craig Clay for unsporting behaviour.

49:32

Craig Clay concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Morris.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:31

Unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Craig Westcarr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

44:41

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr played to the near post, clearance by Danny Hylton.

42:19

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, clearance by Anthony Tonkin.

40:12

Alex Rodman takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

36:17

Guy Branston concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Westcarr. Drew Talbot takes the free kick.

30:49

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded for a foul by Terrell Forbes on Ben Herd. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

29:44

Craig Westcarr takes the free kick.

29:44 Booking

Booking Danny Hylton receives a yellow card.

29:26

Unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Danny Hylton results in a free kick.

26:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tendayi Darikwa on Troy Brown. Direct free kick taken by Alex Rodman.

22:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Trotman on Craig Reid. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

22:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Reid. Richard O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick.

21:15 Substitution

Substitution Craig Clay replaces Mark Allott.

18:37

Mark Allott fouled by Aaron Morris, the ref awards a free kick. Terrell Forbes takes the indirect free kick.

13:38

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman from the left by-line, clearance made by Liam Ridehalgh. Anthony Tonkin takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Liam Ridehalgh.

12:44

Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Jamie Young makes a save.

9:57

Craig Westcarr takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ben Herd.

8:52

Danny Hylton takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

7:59

The referee blows for offside against Craig Westcarr. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.

4:35

Corner taken by Anthony Tonkin from the right by-line to the near post.

3:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton by Drew Talbot. Alex Rodman takes the direct free kick.

2:41

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Rodman, clearance by Liam Ridehalgh.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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