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Aldershot Town 1-2 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable scored his fifth goal in six National League games this season

Lee Cook's late goal secured a 2-1 win at Aldershot and maintained Eastleigh's unbeaten start to the season.

James Constable's fifth goal in six games put the visitors ahead after 34 minutes, before Ross Lafayette and Jai Reason went close to making it 2-0.

The hosts equalised in the second half through Charlie Walker, but Cook's drilled effort from 25 yards dramatically sealed all three points.

Eastleigh move into third, while Aldershot drop to 18th.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"We've come off the pitch very frustrated and angry to concede such a late goal, and in the fashion we lost it.

"That's mainly down to the work rate and effort that the boys put in, especially to get back into it. We were pushing towards the end of the game and more likely to score.

"Eastleigh are going to be challenging for the title and we more then held our own.

"The boys can take a lot of positives because we are down to the bare bones with a lot of injuries and the guys put in a very hard shift."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 8Stevenson
  • 16GallagherBooked at 20mins
  • 14Beckles
  • 5SavilleBooked at 12mins
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes
  • 15BrowneBooked at 58mins
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 21Harris

Eastleigh

Formation 4-3-3

  • 19Poke
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 10ReasonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forCookat 77'minutes
  • 20Harding
  • 6Reid
  • 14StrevensSubstituted forPayneat 67'minutes
  • 18DruryBooked at 75mins
  • 12Midson
  • 11LafayetteSubstituted forOdubadeat 67'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 17Cook
Referee:
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home3
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Eastleigh 2. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards tries a through ball, but Tom Richards is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

  12. Post update

    Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

  14. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Charlie Walker.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Lee Cook replaces Jai Reason.

  18. Booking

    Andy Drury (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andy Drury (Eastleigh).

  20. Post update

    Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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