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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Braintree Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. 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.

  5. Substitution

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

  10. Dismissal

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  19. Post update

    Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

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