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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 2,866) 8th August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Aldershot Aldershot Town vs Darlington Darlington

Aldershot 3

M Morgan (3)
A Sandell (30)
L Soares (47)

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Darlington 1

D Dowson (85)

Darlo Shot down on first day

Todd's new-look side come unstuck

Last Updated: 08/08/09 6:32pm

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Morgan: On target

Morgan: On target

First-half strikes from Marvin Morgan and Andy Sandell set Aldershot on the way to a comfortable 3-1 opening day victory over sorry Darlington.

Morgan latched onto Chris Blackburn's lofted through-ball after only four minutes, steadied himself and confidently slotted the ball past David Knight to give the Shots the lead.

Colin Todd's Darlington side - which featured seven debutants and only officially came out of administration on Friday - were unsurprisingly disjointed as the Shots dominated, with Sandell doubling the lead on the half-hour, driving home through a crowded box after Knight had dropped Ben Harding's seemingly harmless free-kick.

The Quakers' Jeff Smith saw a goal chalked off eight minutes before the break, but with Aldershot's John Halls running things in midfield, Louis Soares killed the game a minute after the break.

Scott Donnelly set Kirk Hudson racing down the left and when his low cross avoided everybody, Soares side-footed home from a tight angle.

Morgan and Halls threatened a fourth in a complete Shots performance, before sub David Dowson grabbed a consolation five minutes from time.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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