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Aldershot Town 2-1 Braintree Town

Substitute Matt Paterson's last-minute header gave 10-man Aldershot victory over Braintree.

The visitors went ahead when Kenny Davis scored from the spot after Adam Webster was fouled.

Brett Williams then prodded the ball home from Manny Oyeleke's ball into the box to draw level.

Aldershot had Jordan Roberts sent off for a second yellow card with 12 minutes left but Paterson pounced to nod in Adam Mekki's mis-hit shot.

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Aldershot manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Showed great spirit - Scott

"It wasn't our best performance of the season, but it was a vital one. We kept going, we kept trying to win the game.

"I don't like sitting back, they only had one man up front. It's for them to score and it was an opportunity for us to get the ball in the net. The fans love it, and sometimes a little bit of drama like that is better than winning 5-1 on a Saturday.

"We'll take any win, and certainly given the circumstances with so many players out, that was a massive result, and huge credit to the players responding like they have, filling in positions and never moaning."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 27Henly
  • 6Webster
  • 28Butler
  • 4Stanley
  • 14RobertsBooked at 79mins
  • 22Gibbs
  • 7Mekki
  • 15Young
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 29O'BrienSubstituted forPatersonat 83'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 18Webbe
  • 21Williams
  • 10Paterson

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 19Wells
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 4Isaac
  • 8Davis
  • 26Mulley
  • 12DaleySubstituted forEnver-Marumat 85'minutes
  • 10Holman
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 83'minutes
  • 2Peters

Substitutes

  • 6Quinton
  • 23Geohaghon
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 22Cox
  • 1McDonald
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,215

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Braintree Town 1.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Braintree Town 1. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Mekki with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Liam Enver-Marum replaces Luke Daley.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kenny Davis.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

Jonathan Henly (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 1.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

Dan Holman (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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