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Salford City 4-0 Aldershot Town

Adam Rooney scored a hat-trick as Salford romped to victory over Aldershot at the Peninsula Stadium to move up to second in the National League.

Ammies captain Rooney handed the hosts an early lead as he tapped home Ibou Touray's cross just two minutes in.

Salford top scorer Rooney completed his brace 10 minutes before the break in similar fashion as he slotted Touray's assist in from close range at the far post.

The home side made it three just a minute into the second half after Carl Piergianni's dangerous header from a corner was not made safe and Rory Gaffney got the last touch.

Rooney added the gloss and completed his treble with a 65th-minute penalty after Tom Walker was brought down in the box, taking his tally to 15 National League goals this season.

Salford are now unbeaten in 17 league games and are a point behind league leaders Leyton Orient.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Touray
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Pond
  • 6Piergianni
  • 19SheltonSubstituted forWalkerat 59'minutes
  • 22Politic
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHoganat 79'minutes
  • 9RooneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMoncrieffeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 11Walker
  • 12Crocombe
  • 38Lockett
  • 39Moncrieffe

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Mannion
  • 19McCoy
  • 3Kinsella
  • 4McDonnell
  • 24Osho
  • 5Fowler
  • 21Berkeley-AgyepongSubstituted forBootyat 61'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 23May
  • 9RendellSubstituted forFenelonat 45'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 20BarrettSubstituted forLelanat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fenelon
  • 8Howell
  • 11Wanadio
  • 15Lelan
  • 17Booty
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
2,875

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Rory Gaffney.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Kamar Moncrieffe replaces Adam Rooney.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City) converts the penalty with a.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Regan Booty replaces Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Lelan replaces Josh Barrett.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 3, Aldershot Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

  9. Second Half

    Second Half begins Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  10. Half Time

    First Half ends, Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Scott Rendell.

  12. Booking

    Shamir Fenelon (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Adam Rooney (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 1, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient20127140132743
2Salford20126241172442
3Wrexham20126228121642
4Solihull Moors20123529181139
5Harrogate19107238221637
6Fylde2098331121935
7Sutton United199732520534
8Gateshead2010372517833
9Eastleigh209472021-131
10Boreham Wood207762222028
11Hartlepool197752022-228
12Halifax206772021-125
13Barnet187471822-425
14Ebbsfleet206682123-224
15Aldershot2073101931-1224
16Bromley206593034-423
17Barrow2063112229-721
18Maidstone United2054111626-1019
19Chesterfield203981622-618
20Havant & Waterlooville2046102735-818
21Dag & Red2053121827-918
22Maidenhead United1952122041-2117
23Braintree2034131735-1813
24Dover2025131839-2111
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