We take a look at our visitors to Plainmoor on Saturday, Aldershot Town.
Opposition Profile: Aldershot Town
The EBB Stadium, High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1TW
Telephone: 01252 320211
Nickname(s): The Shots
Founded: Reformed as Aldershot Town in 1992
2016/17 Finish: 5th (The National League)
Aldershot manager Gary Waddock led his men into the National League play-offs but lost their home leg against Tranmere Rovers 3-0. They fared better in the next match but could only draw 2-2 which meant Tranmere went on to face Forest Green Rovers in the final.
The last meeting between the two clubs came in the 2017/18 FA Cup 4th round qualifying. United missed out on a 1st round tie thanks to a goal from former Torquay player, Scott Rendell.
Current position: 1st (W11, D6, L5)
Gary Waddock is well-known for the style of football he likes to play. Aldershot attempt to dominate possession of the ball and use their significant pace to get in behind opponent’s defences.
Last 5 National League Matches: LWWWW
Bernard Mensah (Forward): Mensah is a product of Watford’s Academy and has an all-round game that can hurt the opposition.
Matt McClure (Forward): McClure is a danger in the air or on the ground. He has four goals so far this season.
Played For Both:
Damon Lathrope: After a four-year spell with United between 2010 and 2014, Lathrope left Plainmoor to join the Shots making 45 league appearances. He rejoined United in 2016.
Shamir Fenelon (formerly Goodwin): Fenelon made an impression on loan with United in a loan spell in 2014. Since then he has become an important player for the Shots. He is their top goal scorer this season with six National League goals.
Ben Harding: Ben was a part of a very successful time for the Shots. He made over 100 appearances for them between 2007 & 2011. He went on to represent Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before joining United in 2013.