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Steve Harris previews the game at The EBB
ALDERSHOT TOWN VS TORQUAY UNITED
Venue: The EBB Stadium
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Aldershot: W, W, D, L, L, L
Torquay: D, L, L, W, L, L
Aldershot: Inih Effiong (now Dagenham and Redbridge) (14)
Torquay: Aaron Jarvis (12)
HEAD TO HEAD
Aldershot/Aldershot Town: 41
Year founded: 1992
Nickname: The Shots
Last season’s league finish: 15th in National League
Football Conference/Blue Square Premier/National League:
Isthmian League Premier Division:
MANAGER: ROSS MCNEILLY
Former Sots academy manager Ross McNeilly took charge of first team affairs following dismissal of Mark Molesley, following an initial spell as caretaker
His previous roles include working as head of the Merrist Wood College Football Development Centre in Guildford, Under 15 and Under 16 coach at the Woking Centre of Excellence, schools coaching for Leeds United FC, BTEC Sports Tutor with the Sunderland A.F.C Foundation, and lecturer and Academy Coach at Craven College in Yorkshire. Ross also holds a degree in Sports Science from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a PGCE in Further Education from the University of Huddersfield.
PLAYER TO WATCH: JUSTIN AMALUZOR
Winger Justin Amaluzor joined the Shots in the summer of 2022 from SPL side Motherwell and netted eight goals
He also has prior experience of playing in the National League with Barnet, who he also had a spell with League Two in addition to stints with Braintree and Maidstone United.
Date of Birth: 17th October 1996 (26 years old)
Place of Birth: London
Former Clubs: Dartford, Barnet, Hayes and Yeading, Hemel Hempstead, Hampton and Richmond, Bognor Regis, Braintree, Maidstone, Motherwell
NL Stats 22-23: Played 32, Goals 8, Yellows 3, Red 0
Aldershot: Josh McQuoid
Torquay United 6-1 Aldershot Town
Tuesday 1st November, 2022
Aaron Jarvis scored his first professional hat-trick as Torquay ended their wait for a first National League home win of the season in emphatic style with a 6-1 drubbing of Aldershot.
Jarvis opened the scoring with an overhead kick from Dillon De Silva’s eighth-minute cross and it was 2-0 11 minutes later when Tom Lapslie fired home after playing a one-two with Jarvis.
Will Goodwin got a third just before the half-hour mark, Jarvis made it 4-0 less than a minute into the second half and Asa Hall got the Gulls’ fifth from close range two minutes later.
Although Tommy Willard pulled one back for Aldershot in the 81st minute, the Hampshire side’s run of three successive wins was nearing an end and Jarvis completed the scoring and his hat-trick with three minutes remaining.
Torquay’s first Plainmoor success of the season now ensures that they are now at the foot of the table only on goal difference behind Gateshead.
Aldershot Town (4-4-1-1):
Haji Mnonga – Corey Jordan – Tyler Cordner – Ollie Harfield
Tyler Frost – Henry Ochieng – Joe Partington – Ryan Glover
Torquay United (4-4-2):
Shaun Donnellan – Ross Marshall – Nico Lawrence – Dean Moxey
Lewis Collins – Tom Lapslie – Brett McGavin – Kieron Evans
Aaron Jarvis – Tope Fadahunsi