Date: 22nd January 2010 at 6:10pm
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Four days after claiming a 1-1 draw against league leaders Rochdale, Aldershot Town now face the challenge of 2nd placed AFC Bournemouth at The Recreation Ground.

Aldershot have no injury worries going into this match and it’s thought that Marvin Morgan could start if Kevin Dillon decides to go with a 4-4-2 formation that worked well in the 2nd half on Tuesday night.

Bournemouth are still operating under a trasfer embargo which has made life tough for manager Eddie Howe. Striker Jeff Goulding could replace Steve Fletcher up front and former Shots midfielder Mark Molesley will not be making a return to The Rec after a stress fracture on his left foot ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The Cherries come into this game on the back of back-to-back home defeats, but have been very good away from home this season. There has been some dis-content at Dean Court in recent weeks, but despite being under a transfer embargo they’ve been at the top end of the table all season and are 2nd with half the season gone.

When the two sides first played each other in August the game was decided by a Jason Pearce header in the 2nd half. AFC Bournemouth were also the visitors for Aldershot Town’s first home match back in the Football League in August 2008. Louie Soares gave Aldershot the lead, but a late Ricki Sappleton goal meant the points were shared.

This is a big match for both sides, with the Cherries wanting to get back on track and the Shots wanting to get back amongst the play off places. There will be over a thousand travelling fans from the south coast and the biggest crowd of the season so far expected at The Rec, so it’s all set up to an exciting afternoon of League Two football.