From the other side: A traveller’s tale from Halifax

From the FC Halifax website, courtesy of Rob Brown: Aldershot’s Recreation Ground is one of our favourite places to watch football and their reprieve from relegation at the end of last season was very much welcome. The club operate a soft segregation policy which allowed the 70 or so travelling Shaymen the freedom to wander…

Danny Hunter ‘sad’ after ‘abysmal’ 407 attendance

Boreham To Tears FC chairman Danny Hunter says he may reduce his investment in the club after a “laughable” crowd of 407 saw their defeat by Sutton on Saturday. The National League side have averaged 655 fans over three home games so far. Taking away season-ticket holders and travelling fans, Hunter said there were only…

Fowler ‘grateful’ for Searle’s faith

ALDERSHOT TOWN defender George Fowler admits even he is surprised to have got as many minutes under his belt as he has in the past few weeks after being out for eight months with a knee injury. The former Ipswich Town centre-back, pictured right, injured his knee while stretching for a ball in training last…

National League Review: 17/08/2019

AFC FYLDE 1-4 WOKING Newly promoted Woking’s flying start to the National League season continued with a thumping win at AFC Fylde. Fylde stopper James Montgomery could not prevent Dave Tarpey’s exquisite 17th-minute free-kick opening the scoring at Mill Farm and the visitors doubled their lead six minutes before the interval when Kane Ferdinand nodded…

Aldershot Town 1-1 FC Halifax: The luck of the draw?

Aldershot Referee:Ben Speedie Attendance:1,539   Had the Shots won this game and in particular after that stellar first-half performance that was unrecognisable from Tuesday, the headline I mentally prepared would have been “happy days are here again”. And the northern tithead in the home end who got himself ejected would have been an icing on…

On The Road Again: Torquay United

TORQUAY UNITED vs ALDERSHOT TOWN Saturday, 24th August, 2019 Plainmoor Stadium, Torquay: kick off 17.20pm From our own STADIA section, useful travel details to the English riviera… Torquay United Around 1,100 away supporters can be accommodated in the Riviera Rentals Away Terrace, at one end of the ground. In addition, up to 500 seats can…

Next at the EBB: FC Halifax

So far the Shaymen have beaten Ebbsfleet, Hartlepool United and on Saturday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Dagenham. And they were the only 100 per cent side left in the National League until Tuesday evening when they narrowly lost 0-1 at Wrexham. We’re hoping that a second successive defeat will occur on Saturday when…

National League Review (13/08/19)

  There are new leaders in the form of Solihull Moors who put on a hell of a show at Chorley. Nathan Blissett bagged a superb hat-trick, added to with Paul McCallum’s brace before Danny Wright’s late strike put the gloss on a fine night at Victory Park. The Moors leapfrogged Halifax into pole position…

“The Gaffer” Documentary Premieres on BT Sport Tonight

From flipping pancakes on a Saturday morning with the family to masterminding a famous away day victory. There is never a dull moment in the life of a Manager in the Vanarama National League. In the latest in the BT Sport Films series, “The Gaffer” gives a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of several bosses…

Aldershot Town 0-1 Bromley: Familiarity breeds despair

An old cliché is familiarity breeds contempt. It hasn’t reached the contempt stage yet but after last night’s unfortunate (and referee debacle aside) home defeat to a streetwise Bromley side, there is a growing sense of desperation at the Rec. We are so proud of the loyal following we have and those Eastbankers again were…