League Two review – Aldershot Town

After finishing just outside the playoffs in the previous campaign, a season battling around the top half of the table seemed to be on the cards for Aldershot Town.

But following a poor start to the season, the clubs attentions quickly focused on the trap door of League Two.

After an opening day win at Plymouth, the Shots only managed to take three points on one occasion in the next twelve league games, which left the club in the bottom two near the end of October.

The Shots got back to winning ways the following game away at Southend, which led to an improvement in form, and by the middle of January the club sat three points outside the drop-zone.

In late February, with the club still in serious danger of relegation, the club sacked manager Dean Holdsworth and replaced him with former Brentford and Rotherham manager Andy Scott.

But a change of manager didn’t turn around the clubs fortunes and they went into the last game of the season, needing a miracle to survive away at promotion chasing Rotherham United.

The Millers went onto win the game 2-0, which relegated the club to the Football Conference.

But more bad news followed in the come weeks as the owners announced the club would be entering administration, resulting in a number of non-playing and playing staff being made redundant.

After already seeing their club fold in the early nighties, I really feel sorry for the Aldershot fans, and hope they can get themselves sorted and ready for next season.

Top Goalscorers: Danny Hylton/Craig Reid

Player of the Season: Jamie Young

Clubs Future: Adam Brice

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