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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 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37

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