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Exeter 1-1 Aldershot

Aldershot Town finally secured their return to the Football League - 16 years after Aldershot FC folded - with a draw at play-off hopefuls Exeter.

The hosts took the lead when Adam Stansfield fired home from 12 yards after being played in by Matthew Gill.

But Aldershot were soon level through Scott Donnelly, who cracked a low shot past goalkeeper Andy Marriott.

Exeter had the better of the second half but the Shots held on for the point they needed to take the title.


Exeter: Marriott, Tully, Seaborne, Matthew Taylor, Friend, Gill, Edwards, Harley (Carlisle 60), Watson (Moxey 60), Stansfield, Logan (Basham 87).
Subs Not Used: Jones, Cozic.

Booked: Edwards.

Goals: Stansfield 39.

Aldershot: Bull, Gier, Charles, Newman, Straker, Soares, Hudson, Harding, Donnelly, John Grant, Elvins.
Subs Not Used: Jaimez-Ruiz, Williams, Hylton, Scott, Joel Grant.

Booked: Charles.

Goals: Donnelly 42.

Att: 5,005

Ref: C Sarginson (Staffordshire).




see also
The rise of the phoenix
15 Apr 08 |  Aldershot Town


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