26 April 2022

Match preview: Aldershot Town (H)

  • Men's

The Ravens host Aldershot Town this evening

The Opposition 

Aldershot Town sit 20th in the National League on 37 points from 39 matches.

They have won two out of their last five matches, beating Yeovil and Boreham Wood.

The Shots were relegated to the National League after finishing bottom of League Two in the 2012/13 season.

They have remained in the National League ever since, narrowly surviving relegation on multiple occasions, as well as recording a play-off finish in consecutive seasons, 2016/17 and 2017/18. 

The Opposition Manager

The Aldershot boss is Mark Molesley who was appointed on 20th September 2021. 

He has guided the Hampshire based side to 20th place at this point of the National League season.

Their top scorer is Lewis Kinsella (following the departure of Corie Andrews) who has scored four times during this campaign.

Molesley has managed 36 competitive fixtures with Aldershot, achieving ten wins in all competitions.

The 40-year-old has previously managed Weymouth, where he oversaw promotion to the National League in the 2019-20 season after a National League South play-off final victory over Dartford, and Southend, where he was sacked after the club were sat in 23rd in League Two.

During his playing career, Molesley played as a midfielder. He featured for Hayes and Yeading, Cambridge City, Aldershot Town, Stevenage Borough, Grays Athletic, Bournemouth, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Weymouth. He also made four appearances for the England C team. 

The Previous Meeting

The last match between Bromley and Aldershot was at the EBB Stadium on 15th January, with the Ravens running out 2-0 winners.

A superb free-kick from Joe Partington and a late well-placed finish from George Alexander secured progression in the FA Trophy for Andy Woodman’s team.