2007–08 Aldershot Town F.C. season

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Aldershot Town
Season 2007–08
League Conference National
Manager Gary Waddock
League position Champions (101 pts)
Highest league attendance Home: 5,980 v Weymouth
Away: 5,811 v Oxford United
Lowest league attendance Home: 1,779 v Droylsden
Away: 733 v Droylsden
FA Cup First Round
FA Trophy SF
Setanta Shield Winners
Hampshire Senior Cup QF

The 2007–08 season is the 16th year of football played by Aldershot Town, and their 5th season in The Conference National, and covers the period from 11 August 2007 to 26 April 2008.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2007–08 season is produced by Erreà. The main shirt sponsor is Ezylet.

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 July 2007 Alton Town Away Won 1-0 353 Nicholls
14 July 2007 Staines Town Away Drew 0-0 Unknown
17 July 2007 Crystal Palace Home Lost 2-0 1,520
24 July 2007 Ash United Away Drew 2-2 Unknown Unknown
25 July 2007 Farnborough Away Won 5-0 427 Unknown
1 August 2007 Charlton Athletic Home Drew 0-0 1,505
7 August 2007 Fulham XI Home Drew 1-1 1,035 Chalmers

Conference National[edit]

For information on this season's Conference National, see Conference National 2007–08.
Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance (Away) Scorers
11 August 2007 Kidderminster Harriers Away Won 2-1 1,976 Scott Davies, John Grant
15 August 2007 Torquay United Home Lost 0-3 3,139
18 August 2007 Droylsden Home Won 3-1 1,779 John Grant, Lewis Chalmers, Ben Harding
24 August 2007 Histon Away Won 2-1 1,976 Scott Davies (2)
27 August 2007 Crawley Town Home Lost 0-1 2,457
1 September 2007 Altrincham Away Won 2-1 991 Jonny Dixon, Louie Soares
4 September 2007 Forest Green Rovers Away Won 3-2 1,103 John Grant (2), Jonny Dixon
8 September 2007 Northwich Victoria Home Won 5-0 2,002 Rhys Day, Scott Davies (2), John Grant, Rob Elvins
15 September 2007 Oxford United Away Won 3-2 5,811 John Grant (2), Lewis Chalmers
18 September 2007 York City Home Won 2-0 2,402 Scott Davies, Rob Elvins
22 September 2007 Farsley Celtic Home Won 4-3 2,334 John Grant (2), Rob Elvins, Ricky Newman
25 September 2007 Cambridge United Away Drew 1-1 3,610 Dave Winfield
2 October 2007 Exeter City Home Won 2-0 2,943 Louie Soares, Joel Grant
6 October 2007 Stevenage Borough Away Lost 1-3 3,070 Rhys Day (Penalty)
9 October 2007 Ebbsfleet United Home Won 2-0 2,399 Rhys Day (Penalty), Louis Soares
13 October 2007 Burton Albion Away Lost 0-2 1,971
20 October 2007 Halifax Town Home Won 1-0 2,389 Jonny Dixon
2 November 2007 Weymouth Away Won 2-0 1,752 Rob Elvins, Jonny Dixon
17 November 2007 Rushden & Diamonds Home Won 2-1 3,110 John Grant, Ben Harding
22 November 2007 Grays Athletic Home Won 3-2 2,034 Ben Harding, Jonny Dixon, Joel Grant
2 December 2007 Salisbury City Away Won 4-0 1,786 John Grant (3), Ben Harding
8 December 2007 Stafford Rangers Home Won 4-3 2,669 Louis Soares, John Grant, Jonny Dixon, Scott Davies
26 December 2007 Woking Away Won 1-0 4,356 Kirk Hudson
29 December 2007 Grays Athletic Away Lost 1-2 1,210 Jonny Dixon
1 January 2008 Woking Home Won 2-1 4,728 Kirk Hudson, Ricky Newman
5 January 2008 Northwich Victoria Away Won 2-1 871 Kirk Hudson, Joel Grant
19 January 2008 Forest Green Rovers Home Lost 0-1 2,895
26 January 2008 York City Lost Lost 0-2 3,092
29 January 2008 Oxford United Home Won 1-0 2,754 John Grant
9 February 2008 Farsley Celtic Away Won 3-1 662 Danny Hylton, Kirk Hudson (2)
12 February 2008 Cambridge United Home Drew 0-0 3,259
17 February 2008 Stevenage Borough Home Won 3-1 3,261 Joel Grant, John Grant, Danny Hylton
1 March 2008 Kidderminster Harriers Home Won 2-1 2,835 Danny Hylton, Ben Harding
3 March 2008 Torquay United Away Won 2-1 4,510 Danny Hylton, Scott Davies
11 March 2008 Histon Home Won 3-1 2,177 Kirk Hudson (2), Scott Davies
22 March 2008 Altrincham Home Won 2-1 2,991 Anthony Charles, Scott Davies
24 March 2008 Crawley Town Away Won 1-0 1,940 Lewis Chalmers
27 March 2008 Droylsden Away Drew 2-2 733 Junior Mendes, O.G
29 March 2008 Stafford Rangers Away Won 2-1 981 Rob Elvins, John Grant
5 April 2008 Salisbury City Home Won 2-1 3,388 Rob Elvins, Danny Hylton
8 April 2008 Ebbsfleet United Away Drew 2-2 1,439 John Grant (2)
12 April 2008 Burton Albion Home Won 1-0 5,791 Rob Elvins
15 April 2008 Exeter City Away Drew 1-1 5,005 Scott Donnelly
19 April 2008 Halifax Town Away Drew 0-0 1,545
22 April 2008 Weymouth Home Drew 0-0 5,980 -
26 April 2008 Rushden & Diamonds Away Drew 1-1 2,197 John Grant

FA Cup[edit]

For information on this season's FA Cup, see FA Cup 2007–08.
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
4th QR 27 October 2007 Crawley Town Away Drew 1-1 1,934 Jonny Dixon
4th QR Replay 30 October 2007 Crawley Town Home Won 1-0 2,058 Louie Soares
1st 10 November 2007 Cambridge United Away Lost 1-2 3,547 Jonny Dixon

FA Trophy[edit]

For information on this season's FA Trophy, see FA Trophy 2007–08.
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
1st 15 December 2007 Hayes & Yeading United Away Won 5-0 435 Jonny Dixon (2), John Grant, Scott Davies, Kirk Hudson
2nd 12 January 2008 Woking Away Won 4-2 2,570 John Grant (2), Louie Soares, Anthony Charles
3rd 2 February 2008 Braintree Town Home Won 3-0 1,772 John Grant (2), Ben Harding
QF 23 February 2008 Tamworth Away Won 2-1 1,204 Dave Winfield, Kirk Hudson
SF 1st Leg 8 March 2008 Ebbsfleet United Away Lost 1-3 2,483 Junior Mendes
SF 2nd Leg 15 March 2008 Ebbsfleet United Home Drew 1-1 (Lost 2-4 on Aggregate) 4,344 Junior Mendes
Ebbsfleet United won 4-2 on aggregate

Setanta Shield[edit]

For information on this season's Setanta Shield, see Conference League Cup 2007–08.
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
4th 22 December 2007 Oxford United Home Won 1-0 1,573 Kirk Hudson
5th 5 February 2008 St Albans City Away Won 4-0 375 Rob Elvins (2), Kirk Hudson, Scott Donnelly
QF 26 February 2008 Crawley Town Away Won 6-2 (A.E.T) 827 Rhys Day (2), Kirk Hudson, Scott Donnelly, Danny Hylton, Joel Grant
SF 18 March 2008 Woking Home Drew 2-2 (Aldershot Town win 4-3 on Penalties) 1,629 Anthony Straker, Joel Grant
Final 3 April 2008 Rushden & Diamonds The Recreation Ground, Aldershot Drew 3-3 (Aldershot Town win 4-3 on Penalties) 3,714 Junior Mendes, Scott Donnelly, Kirk Hudson

Hampshire Senior Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 November 2007 Christchurch Home Won 4-0 287 Miles Jones, Rob Elvins (2), Louie Soares
4 December 2007 Hamble ASSC Away Won 3-0 119 Kirk Hudson (2), Scott Donnelly
19 February 2008 Basingstoke Town Home Lost 1-2 (A.E.T) 557 Lewis Phillips

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Aldershot Town (C) (P) 46 31 8 7 82 48 +34 101 Promotion to League Two
2 Cambridge United 46 25 11 10 68 41 +27 86 Qualification to Conference playoffs
3 Torquay United 46 26 8 12 83 57 +26 86
4 Exeter City (P) 46 22 17 7 83 58 +25 83
5 Burton Albion 46 23 12 11 79 56 +23 81
6 Stevenage Borough 46 24 7 15 82 55 +27 79
7 Histon 46 20 12 14 76 67 +9 72
8 Forest Green Rovers 46 19 14 13 76 59 +17 71
9 Oxford United 46 20 11 15 56 48 +8 71
10 Grays Athletic 46 19 13 14 58 47 +11 70
11 Ebbsfleet United 46 19 12 15 65 61 +4 69
12 Salisbury City 46 18 14 14 70 60 +10 68
13 Kidderminster Harriers 46 19 10 17 71 60 +11 67
14 York City 46 17 11 18 71 74 −3 62
15 Crawley Town 46 19 9 18 73 67 +6 0601
16 Rushden & Diamonds 46 15 14 17 55 55 0 59
17 Woking 46 12 17 17 53 61 −8 53
18 Weymouth 46 11 13 22 53 73 −20 46
19 Northwich Victoria 46 11 11 24 52 78 −26 44
20 Halifax Town 46 12 16 18 61 70 −9 0422
21 Altrincham (R) 46 9 14 23 56 82 −26 41 Relegation to Conference North/Conference South
22 Farsley Celtic (R) 46 10 9 27 48 86 −38 39
23 Stafford Rangers (R) 46 5 10 31 42 99 −57 25
24 Droylsden (R) 46 5 9 32 46 103 −57 24

Updated to games played on 26 Apr 2008.
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Deducted 6 points for a breach of financial regulations.[1]
2 Halifax deducted 10 points for entering administration
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Goalscorers[edit]

  • IN ALL COMPETITIONS
Name League FA Cup FA Trophy Setanta Shield Hampshire Senior Cup Total
John Grant 20 - 5 - - 25
Kirk Hudson 7 - 2 4 2 15
Scott Davies 10 - 1 - - 11
Jonny Dixon 7 2 2 - - 11
Rob Elvins 7 - - 2 2 11
Louie Soares 4 1 1 - 1 7
Ben Harding 5 - 1 - - 6
Danny Hylton 5 - - 1 - 6
Joel Grant 4 - - 2 - 6
Rhys Day 3 - - 2 - 5
Scott Donnelly 1 - - 3 1 5
Lewis Chalmers 3 - - - - 3
Junior Mendes 1 - 1 1 - 3
Ricky Newman 2 - - - - 2
Dave Winfield 1 - 1 - - 2
Anthony Charles 1 - 1 - - 2
Anthony Straker - - - 1 - 1
Miles Jones - - - - 1 1
Lewis Phillips - - - - 1 1

Records[edit]

Aldershot Town secured a number of records during the 2007–08 season:

  • The 101 points recorded surpassed the previous Conference record of 95 points set by both Yeovil Town and Dagenham & Redbridge.
  • Aldershot Town recorded 31 victories which is also a Conference record surpassing the 28 victories recorded by Colchester United (1991–92), Yeovil Town (2002–03) and Accrington Stanley (2005–06).
  • A total of 18 home league victories were recorded. This is a record for any Aldershot team since the inception of Aldershot F.C. in 1926.

The record is as follows:

Aldershot Town 17: (1993–94) (2002–03)

16: (1997–98)

15: (2000–01)

14: (1992–93) (1994–95)

Aldershot FC

16: (1960–61) (1961–62) (1969–70) (1978–79)

15: 1963–64) (1977–78)

14: (1959–60) (1964–65) (1966–67) (1972–73) (1983–84)

  • The 5,980 attendance versus Weymouth was the highest home league crowd since the inception of Aldershot Town in 1992.
  • Aldershot Town were the only team in the Conference who did not lose a single game when featured live on Setanta Sports during the 2007–08 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Football Conference, 10 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2007.

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