Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.
FC Halifax Town 0-2 Aldershot Town
Promoted Halifax's bubble burst slightly with a 2-0 opening day home defeat by Aldershot.
The Shaymen played it steadily in the opening stages of their return to the fifth tier, defending well and in depth.
But Bobby-Joe Taylor bent a 25-yard effort narrowly wide to signal the away side's intent.
Shamir Fenelon broke the deadlock for Gary Waddock's outfit on the hour, racing to intercept a flick-on by Scott Rendell before rounding Sam Johnson to slot into an empty net.
Aldershot doubled their lead late on when Matty Brown fouled Shaun Okojie in the box, and James Rowe converted the penalty on his Shots debut.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 21MacDonaldSubstituted forClarkeat 67'minutes
- 13TomlinsonSubstituted forCharlesat 64'minutes
- 12De Havilland
- 15OyelekeBooked at 51mins
- 16GallagherBooked at 62mins
- 18RoweBooked at 40mins
- 9RendellBooked at 16minsSubstituted forOkojieat 82'minutes
- 27TaylorSubstituted forKellermanat 73'minutes
- Joe Johnson
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 2. James Rowe (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Clarke replaces Josh MacDonald.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dion Charles replaces Ben Tomlinson.
Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 1. Shamir Fenelon (Aldershot Town).
Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.
James Rowe (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.