Match ends, Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0.
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.
- 19SheltonSubstituted forWalkerat 59'minutes
- 30GaffneySubstituted forHoganat 79'minutes
- 9RooneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMoncrieffeat 70'minutes
- 21Berkeley-AgyepongSubstituted forBootyat 61'minutes
- 9RendellSubstituted forFenelonat 45'minutesBooked at 45mins
- 20BarrettSubstituted forLelanat 50'minutes
- Marc Edwards
Second Half ends, Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0.
Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Rory Gaffney.
Substitution, Salford City. Kamar Moncrieffe replaces Adam Rooney.
Goal! Salford City 4, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Regan Booty replaces Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Lelan replaces Josh Barrett.
Goal! Salford City 3, Aldershot Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).
Second Half begins Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.
First Half ends, Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Scott Rendell.
Shamir Fenelon (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Adam Rooney (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Salford City 2, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City).
Goal! Salford City 1, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Rooney (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.