Brett Williams' hat-trick led Aldershot to an emphatic win over Southport.

The striker fired in from 25 yards with only 30 seconds gone before visiting defender James Smith scored an own goal to double the hosts' advantage.

After midfielder Adam Mekki struck from distance and Williams chipped in the Shots were four up after 24 minutes.

Mekki was then fouled late on, leaving Williams to grab his third from the spot before Southport midfielder Brice Irie-Bi grabbed a late consolation.

Aldershot's victory was just their second in nine Conference Premier matches and they remain 23rd, five points adrift of 18th-placed Southport.

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Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's been a tough month and we've all had to endure some poor performances, some tough times and the amount of injuries - but the players deserve that and the fans deserve that as well.

"It's not often you go four-nil up after 24 minutes and it was a strange afternoon because we could've had seven goals before half-time.

"Having not scored and been struggling in front of goal, it was really nice to get back to winning ways.

"The pleasing thing is that we kept that pressure and kept driving forward and scored some really good goals and they looked like they were going to concede every time we attacked."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Aldershot Town

  • 27 Henly
  • 15 Barker (Gibbs - 74' )
  • 28 Butler
  • 06 Webster
  • 07 Mekki (Rowlands - 83' )
  • 12 Oyeleke
  • 04 Stanley
  • 14 Roberts
  • 24 Young
  • 16 Strutton (Paterson - 47' )
  • 09 Williams

Substitutes

  • 08 Rowlands
  • 21 Williams
  • 10 Paterson
  • 22 Gibbs

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 24 Brown (Flynn - 46' )
  • 12 Challoner Booked (Hattersley - 88' )
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Rutherford (Irie-Bi - 46' )
  • 08 Milligan
  • 28 Logan
  • 06 Brown Booked
  • 27 Abadaki
  • 25 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 21 Osawe
  • 15 Hattersley
  • 26 Irie-Bi
  • 19 Stevenson
  • 05 Flynn
Ref: Lee Swabey
Att: 1,592

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

8 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

+13:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Aldershot Town 5, Southport 1.

90:00 +12:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 5, Southport 1.

90:00 +9:10

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

90:00 +9:10

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +5:49

Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +5:27

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

90:00 +5:27

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

90:00 +4:59

Corner, Aldershot Town.

90:00 +3:14

Danny Hattersley (Southport) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

90:00 +1:58

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

90:00 +1:58

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

88:53

Attempt saved. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Danny Hattersley replaces Matthew Challoner.

84:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 5, Southport 1. Brice Irie-Bi (Southport).

83:44

Offside, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson tries a through ball, but Matthew Paterson is caught offside.

82:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Adam Mekki.

82:26

Attempt missed. Joel Logan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81:34

Foul by Brice Irie-Bi (Southport).

81:34

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

80:39

Offside, Southport. Brice Irie-Bi tries a through ball, but Brice Irie-Bi is caught offside.

79:33

Foul by Joel Logan (Southport).

79:33

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

76:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 5, Southport 0. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.

76:05 Booking

Booking Matthew Challoner (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:51

Penalty conceded by Matthew Challoner (Southport) after a foul in the penalty area.

75:51

Penalty Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki draws a foul in the penalty area.

74:55

Foul by Dan Butler (Aldershot Town).

74:55

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

73:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs replaces Chris Barker.

64:03

Foul by Godwin Abadaki (Southport).

64:03

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

61:53

Attempt missed. Matthew Flynn (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Brown.

61:41

Corner, Southport.

60:22

Corner, Aldershot Town.

60:00

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

56:08

Foul by Brice Irie-Bi (Southport).

56:08

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

55:07

Corner, Southport.

51:38

Attempt missed. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

46:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Charlie Strutton.

45:18

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

45:18

Brice Irie-Bi (Southport) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Brice Irie-Bi replaces Paul Rutherford.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Matthew Flynn replaces Matt Brown.

45:00

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 4, Southport 0.

45:00 +4:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Aldershot Town 4, Southport 0.

45:00 +1:34

Corner, Aldershot Town.

45:00 +1:00

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

45:00 +1:00

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

44:41

Foul by Charlie Strutton (Aldershot Town).

44:41

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

41:11

Corner, Southport.

36:43

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

36:43

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

33:02

Corner, Southport.

28:37

Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

25:20

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

25:20

Jonathan Henly (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

23:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 4, Southport 0. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

22:30

Attempt missed. Joel Logan (Southport) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

19:41

Foul by Chris Barker (Aldershot Town).

19:41

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

18:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Southport 0. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

15:45

Foul by Joel Logan (Southport).

15:45

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

15:04

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13:21

Corner, Aldershot Town.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by James Smith, Southport. Aldershot Town 2, Southport 0.

10:57

Foul by Godwin Abadaki (Southport).

10:57

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

10:20

Attempt missed. Charlie Strutton (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

9:15

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

9:15

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

8:22

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

8:22

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

6:41

Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5:04

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

2:25

Corner, Aldershot Town.

1:54 Booking

Booking Scott Brown (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

1:41

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

1:41

Charlie Strutton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

0:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Southport 0. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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