Date: 24th January 2010 at 12:25pm
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Anthony Straker’s 87th minute goal gave Aldershot all three points in a highly charged local derby at The Rec on Saturday, as Aldershot moved back into the play off places.

Three changes were made to the team that drew 1-1 with leaders Rochdale in the week, with Morgan coming in for Grant, Bozanic replaced Straker and Harding took Chalmers’ place in midfield.

Aldershot started off the better team and Louie Soares had the first chance of the match, but he shot over the bar.

On 20 minutes Marlon Jackson cut inside, but was fouled just outside the box. Andy Sandell smashed the ball home to give Aldershot a deserved lead.

5 minutes before the break Aldershot felt as if they should have had a penalty when Morgan went down, but it wasn’t given.

Aldershot deserved to lead at the break.

The visitors came into the game more in the second half, with Pitman testing Ruiz early on.

Bournemouth were awarded a penalty on the hour mark, when Blackburn was penalised for a tug on Fletcher. It looked a soft decision, but the Cherries weren’t complaining as Pitman slotted home from 12 yards.

Anthony Straker replaced Louie Soares on 70 minutes and had a golden chance with 4 minutes remaining. Herd’s ball was flicked on to Straker who blasted it from close range, but Jalal somehow kept it out.

A minute later, though, the substitute scored the decisive goal. Morgan’s effort was blocked and fell to Straker who delivered a cheeky back heel that snuck in at the far post.

That wasn’t the end of matters though. In stoppage time Bournemouth’s Warren Cummings was getting ready to take a throw-in, when Aldershot’s sub goalie Clark Masters threw a ball at him. The Cherries’ full back reacted by blasting the ball into the Aldershot dug-out and a massive brawl began, involving nearly everyone on the pitch. When the dust finally settled both Masters and Cummings were given red cards.

Aldershot hung on to claim a huge 3 points.