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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 2,166) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bond

Aldershot Aldershot Town vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

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Harrad shoots down Shots

Last Updated: 25/08/12 6:50pm

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Harrad: In red-hot form

Harrad: In red-hot form

On-loan striker Shaun Harrad struck for the third successive game to help Cheltenham to a 1-0 victory at Aldershot.

Harrad, who joined from Bury earlier this month, grabbed the only goal after 73 minutes in a game that was delayed for 15 minutes during the first half by torrential rain and lightning.

Adam Mekki and Michael Rankine had earlier wasted the Shots' best chances and they were made to pay by Harrad as the Robins made it seven points from a possible nine.

Robins centre-half Steve Elliott went close to opening the scoring in the sixth minute when he reached a free-kick from Billy Jones, but Jamie Young parried his effort to safety.

The heavens opened and with thunder and lightning overhead the players were taken off the field in the 20th minute. Aldershot improved after the hold-up and Mekki shot wide from the edge of the box. Rankine mis-kicked from a good position and Scott Brown scooped away a header from Peter Vincenti as the first half ended goalless.

Harrad settled the contest, heading Jones' corner over the line at the near post and Cheltenham closed the game down well.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12