A brand new Vanarama National League campaign kicks off on Saturday 6th August, with Solihull Moors travelling to Aldershot Town on the opening day of 2022/23.
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Tickets & Travel
Supporters travelling to the EBB Stadium can purchase tickets in advance by clicking HERE
Please select South East Seating when purchasing your tickets as this is where Solihull Moors fans will be located.
Tickets can be bought on the day but only from the Aldershot club shop – no tickets will be available on the turnstiles.
Supporters can purchase official coach travel by clicking HERE
Opposition last three matches
Havant & Waterlooville 0-0 Aldershot Town (pre-season)
AFC Totton 2-2 Aldershot Town (pre-season)
Aldershot Town 3-2 Crawley Town (pre-season)
In the opposite dugout – Mark Molesley
Mark Molesley re-joined the club in a managerial role, having previously become something of a cult hero for The Shots during his playing days, scoring important goals against local rivals Woking FC back in 2014 and the infamous goals that earned Aldershot Town an FA Cup replay back in the same year, before scoring the winner in the replay at The EBB Stadium just 10 days later.
After beginning his managerial career with stints within Bournemouth’s youth systems, Molesley enjoyed great success in charge of Weymouth FC. In his first season at the helm, he guided them to the Southern League title, with the side amassing 86 points. Molesley’s impressive record with The Terras continued, as he guided Weymouth to back-to-back promotions after reaching the Vanarama National League for the first time since the 2008/09 season, with a 3-0 penalty shoot-out victory over Dartford FC. The former Shots midfielder’s managerial performances earned him a job in the Football League with Southend United but then returned to Aldershot Town to take over as First-Team Manager.
One to watch – Inih Effiong
Inih Effiong joined Aldershot Town in June 2022 from Woking. The 31-year-old brings lots of National League experience to The Shots having amassed over 170 appearances in the division during his playing career.
Effiong has also gained experience in League Two during a spell at Stevenage and in the Scottish Premier League with Ross County.
The towering striker was Woking’s joint top scorer last season with 13 goals and will be looking to continue his goalscoring form into 2022/23.
Pre-match with the Gaffer
Last time out
Solihull Moors 2-1 Aldershot Town: 23.04.22
Aldershot Town 1-2 Solihull Moors: 11.09.21
Solihull Moors 1-0 Aldershot Town: 27.03.21
Aldershot Town 1-3 Solihull Moors: 16.02.21
Aldershot Town 3-2 Solihull Moors: 19.01.21
Moors will be in all yellow, with the goalkeeper in orange.
James Durkin is the man in the middle on Saturday. Durkin will be assisted by Peter Lowe and Alexander Bradley, with Harrison Blair on fourth official duty.
How to follow the game
Twitter updates: @SolihullMoors