Aldershot Town v Wealdstone - Match Preview
Aldershot Town v Wealdstone
Vanarama National League
Saturday 24th April, 3:00pm kick-off
This match will take place behind closed doors.
HOW TO WATCH
Elite football across the country is currently being played behind closed doors. Saturday's hosts will be live streaming the fixture HERE.
Wealdstone come into Saturday's fixture off the back of two disastrous home results which included a 7-2 defeat to league leaders Hartlepool United and then an equally poor 6-0 defeat to Maidenhead United. The Stones will need to improve drastically this weekend as they hit the road to Hampshire. Aldershot also picked up two disappointing results over the past week, losing 3-1 to basement side Barnet and then picking up a 1-1 draw against second from bottom side King's Lynn Town. Both managers will be looking for improved performances from their players.
Craig Fasanmade is in the last game of a three-match ban so will miss the trip to Aldershot. George Shelvey could return for Saturday's game after Jake Askew stepped in between the sticks in Tuesday night's defeat to Maidenhead United. Riley Harbottle is still a week or so from returning and fellow defenders George Langston, Nikola Tavares and Josh Meekings continue their recoveries from injury but all are looking to return before the season ends.
Maidenhead United (H) 0-6 L Hartlepool United (H) 2-7 L (Lo-Everton, Gondoh) Boreham Wood (A) 3-1 L (Mendy)
Barnet (H) 5-1 W (Okimo, Lewis 2, Fasanmade, Mendy) Bromley (A) 2-2 D (Gondoh, Smith)
King's Lynn Town (H) 1-1 D (Miller) Barnet (A) 3-1 L (Panayiotou)
Weymouth (A) 0-3 W (Rees 2, Panayiotou) Dagenham & Redbridge (A) 0-2 W (Bettamer, Nouble) Stockport County (H) 1-2 L (Rees)
WHAT WAS SAID?
Stuart Maynard: "No matter who you play at this level, if you're not prepared to give everything and put your body on the line then the same result will happen and that's the biggest key. We can go on about tactics and all that but before we even think about that you have got to give everything and if you don't then you get results like the ones we've been having.
"Aldershot are a good team, they've been in mid-table to a chance of getting in and around the play-offs and then they lose a couple, but they are having a very good season."
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Josh Rees: Rees has proved to be a pivotal player for the Shots after joining from Bromley in the summer, scoring 13 goals from midfield this season, including an impressive hat-trick against Dover Athletic. The 27-year old also knows how to find the net against the Stones too, scoring at The Vale for the Shots in their 4-3 win back in January and also netting a brace for Chelmsford City against the Stones back in 2016 in the National League South.
Played - 2 Won - 0 Drawn - 1 Lost - 1 *as Aldershot Town
Played - 1 Won - 0 Drawn - 0 Lost - 1 *as Aldershot FC
LAST THREE MEETINGS
Jan 2021 - Stones 3-4 Aldershot Town (Lewis, Dyer, Emmanuel)
Jul 2018 - Stones 1-1 Aldershot Town (Hudson-Odoi)
Nov 1975 - Aldershot 4-3 Stones (Duck 2, Lewis)
Preview by Chris Woods