Stevenage return to a familiar venue when they travel to Aldershot tomorrow. Boro have lost a couple of conference games there over the years, but who can forget the 5-1 thumping in the Trophy, before the Shots had returned to the Conference? Let’s hope for a repeat.
Shots manager Kevin Dillon: ‘I’m glad we’re facing them early because they’re playing with no fear at the moment. Teams that come up from the non-league come into games and really open up and they try and score more than the opposition, so it should be a great game.’
Conference champions manager Graham Westley: ‘They’re a decent side, it’s always a difficult place to visit. We’re under no illusions about the size of the task and how difficult it’ll be to win there.’
Aldershot Team News:
John Halls is available for the first time this season.
Player to watch: Little
Glen Little, maybe? He was playing in the top flight a couple of seasons ago, for Harry Redknapp’s Portsmouth.
Stevenage Team News:
Murphy and Yemi have been injured recently, but could come into contention.
Player to watch: Charlie Griffin
3 goals already this season. On fire.
Match Facts & Stats
Last time we played the Shots, we lost 3-1. Ex-England Manager Peter Taylor was in charge of us (& we all know how that turned out) whilst the Shots went on to win the Conference.
Mark Halsey – Unusually popular referee due to his battle to overcome cancer last year. Being sent to Aldershot seems scant reward for such determination.
1-1. I haven’t seen the Shots play for 2 years, so I’ve no idea how good they are.
Brentford in the JPT; then Crewe visit the Lamex on Saturday 4th September.