Reid spot on for Aldershot
Last Updated: January 1, 2013 8:32pm
Reid: Calmly converted from the spot
A Craig Reid penalty helped Aldershot to a valuable 1-0 away win to leapfrog 10-man Barnet at the bottom of League Two.
In the absence of the sidelined player/managerEdgar Davids, Barnet had their chances in the first half but Reid's spot-kick soon after the interval, followed almost immediately by a straight red card for Jon Nurse, put paid to their chances.
Barnet started sluggishly, but it they forced the game's first save as Jamie Young reacted smartly to palm Ricky Holmes' drive round the post.
And with 30 minutes played the Bees should have taken the lead but, after Nurse saw his strike clawed away, Barry Fuller screwed the rebound wide of the near post.
At the other end, Reid twice went close in a matter of seconds but after the break he made no mistake, slamming home from the spot after Sonny Bradley's drive was handled in the area.
Nurse then got his marching orders for a dangerous challenge on Dani Lopez but the hosts nearly snatched an equaliser when Jake Hyde was ruled narrowly offside as he bundled in Holmes' near-post centre.
npower League 2
Tue 1st Jan
Bristol R2 - 1Plymouth
Southend0 - 1Gillingham
Accrington1 - 0Chesterfld
Barnet0 - 1Aldershot
Morecambe0 - 0Bradford
Northamptn3 - 1Dag + Red
Oxford Utd1 - 0Cheltenham
Port Vale0 - 2Fleetwood
Rochdale1 - 2Rotherham
Torquay2 - 3AFC W'don
Wycombe0 - 1Exeter
York City3 - 0Burton Alb
npower League 2
|8||Dagenham & Redbridge||0||0|
|14||Newport County AFC||0||0|