Aldershot Town 1-1 Sutton United

Yes, my first home game missed as I basked in glorious Bamk Holiday sunshine on the Dorset coast. However, with the Barnet game now postponed due to one of their team being on International duty (probably the Faroe Islands or something), I’m minded towards travelling to Ebbsfleet on Saturday, the train fare for that is £64.60 – more than Torquay!

On Monday I took no media with me so I didn’t find out the score until just before 9pm! Safe to say it was thrilling to snatch a point with virtually the last kick and as I said on Twitter, right now a draw feels like a win.

So to keep our website up-to-date, here’s the match report…

Jacob Berekely-Agyepong’s 95th equaliser helped Aldershot Town steal a point back against Sutton United in a 1-1 draw at the EBB Stadium.

Sutton took the lead in the 82nd minute, when a penalty whipped into the bottom right corner by Jamie Collins left the visitors with a 1-0 lead.

It was a bittersweet moment for Berekely-Agyepong, who clutched his hamstring seconds after levelling the score. Although it was the Shots midfielder who put it on the line, Sutton nudged it in to confirm the goal.

Harry Panayiotou and AJ Eyoma both saw strikes denied, one parried away by Jamie Butler, and the other due to a hurried angled drive lacking direction.

The visitors had two chances near the half-time whistle, both courtesy of captain Craig Eastmond. The midfielder raced down the right channel and aimed towards the top corner before his shot narrowly skimmed the crossbar. Prior to that, Eastmond’s flicked ball was greeted by a waiting Walker.

Sutton were forced to make a change when former Shots player Collins replaced Daniel Matsuzaka following a collision with his own keeper, leaving the 22 year-old having to be stretchered off.

Shields was close to securing himself an assist, but his long cross was too much of an easy save for Butler and failed to reach its target; Shamir Mullings at the far-post.

Mullings was left beaten twice when his tight cross for Connor Shields was delivered too quickly for the striker. Seconds later a cross whipped towards the far-post was once again cleared by a Sutton body.

Aldershot Town have only collected five points in their opening seven games. Yet, arguably it is not a fair reflecting on some of their more impressive performances.

The Shots next face Ebbsfleet United on Saturday, who, fresh from their first win of the season against Boreham Wood, will be looking to build momentum.

I wouldn’t bother posting the three photos from there: have you seen the miniscule resolution? And they’re hardly inspiring. Why is the ATFC website so appallingly basic and an embarrassment? Plus it’s now Wednesday evening and there’s still no match highlights available from either club!

 

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