2017/18 Scottish Premier League, Regular Season
  • Martin Boyle (14')
  • Steven Whittaker (33')
  • Simon Murray (52' PEN)
  • Chris Erskine (7')

Halifax suffer defeat to Aldershot

Promoted Halifax's bubble burst slightly with a 2-0 opening day home defeat to Aldershot.
The Shaymen played it steadily in the opening stages of their return to the fifth tier, defending well and in depth. The Shots' Bobby-Joe Taylor however bent a 25-yard effort narrowly wide to signal the away side's intent.
Shamir Fenelon broke the deadlock for Gary Waddock's outfit on the hour, racing to intercept a flick-on by Scott Rendell. Having rounded Sam Johnson, he slotted nicely into an empty net.
Aldershot reinforced their lead late on when Matty Brown fouled Shaun Okojie in the box, and James Rowe converted the penalty on his debut for the club.

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