Aldershot Town Football Club ALDERSHOT TOWN
Ground: The Recreation Ground,
High Street,
GU11 1TW
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Tel: 01252 320211
Websites: Official
Shots Web
Shots Web
Media BBC
Farnborough News & Mail
Getting there
By Car: (approx 44 miles from HW)
M40 east from Wycombe. Exit at junction 1A to join M25 (signposted Heathrow). Exit M25 at junction 12 to join M3. Exit M3 at junction 4. Take the A331 (signposted Aldershot). Exit at Aldershot South and turn right at roundabout (signposted Town Centre). Go straight on at the Traffic lights and pass Manor Park on your left. Continue under the railway bridge. The Recreation Ground is just past the bridge on the right. There is a public car-park just after the ground on the right but is usually full at least an hour before kick-off on matchdays. Check for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station is Aldershot - this is served from London Waterloo station. The ground is about 10 minutes walks from the station. Check for specific times and connections of trains.
Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both clubs.

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Bruno Andrade - Striker who has played on loan for both Wycombe and Aldershot while on the books of QPR. Made two apps for the Shots in October 2011, while his time at Wycombe began as an initial month youth loan in October 2012.

Will Antwi - Former Crystal Palace trainee who spent time at Aldershot between January 2004 and May 2005 where he was part of their squad that reached the Conference play-offs. Joined Wycombe in May 2005 but has had an injury affected time.

Andre Boucaud - Midfielder who spent the 2007/8 season at Wycombe under Paul Lambert but made just two starts in the Football League and 11 appearances in total. Originally a trainee at Reading but made his Football League debut while at Peterborough United in March 2003. Eventually made a permanent switch to Posh where he would eventually be loaned to The Shots during the 2005/2006 season - making 11 appearances. Arrived at Wycombe via Kettering Town where he returned at the start of the 2008/9 season.

Nikki Bull - Goalkeeper who spent seven years with The Shots having been released by QPR in the summer of 2002. Clocked up more than 300 apps with Aldershot before leaving in the summer of 2009, originally to pursue a career outside of football, but eventually returned to spend a season with Brentford. Renewed his aquaintance with Gary Waddock when he signed for Wycombe in June 2010.

Mark Butler - Aldershot 'legend' who played for Wycombe during the early part of his football career. A prolific scorer for Egham Town, the striker signed for Wycombe in February 1989, then in the Conference and under the Management of Jim Kelman, for a 3,000 fee. A few days later he made his debut as an 85th minute substitute in Wanderers' FA Trophy quarter-final defeat at Hyde United. However, made just one start and a further five substitute appearances before transfering to Chesham United in October 1989 for around a fee of around 4,000. Eventually returned to Egham before moving to the newly formed Shots in July 1992 where in six year spell scored 155 goals in 303 appearances. Finished his playing career with Staines Town before moving into Management.

Adrian Caceres - Argentine born midfielder who made three apppearances for Wycombe at the end of the 2004/5 season following a free transfer from The Shots. Had spent a month at Aldershot, making 6 apps following earlier time at Yeovil Town, Hull City and Brentford

Dave Carroll - Legend at Wycombe before stepping down to play for Aldershot and then Windsor & Eton at non-League level. Raked up more than 600 appearances and 100 goals while at Wycombe between 1988 and 2002.

Jason Cousins - Another player who stepped down from Football League level with Wycombe to play non-League with Aldershot. Spent 11 seasons with Wycombe - making 473 appearances. Originally a trainee with Brentford

Matt Crossley - Spent ten years at Wycombe having been signed by Jim Kelman in 1987. Was forced to quit the full-time game due to injury but went on to play for Kingstonian for three season before moving to Aldershot in the summer of 2000 where he spent a year. Finished his playing career with Andover before moving into Management as Assistant at Woking where he remained until March 2007.

Scott Davies - Reading midfielder who played on loan at Aldershot under Gary Waddock before he became Waddock's first signing after taking the job at Adams Park in October 2009 - staying at Adams Park for a three month loan spell. Returned to Wanderers on loan in September 2010.

Scott Donnelly - Midfielder who began his pro career with QPR in 2004 but was released in January 2007 before joining non-League Wealdstone. Moved to Aldershot in the summer of 2007 and enjoyed three seasons with The Shots before being linked with a move to Wycombe in the summer of 2010 when Gary Waddock was boss at Adams Park. However, eventually moved to then Championship side Swansea City before eventually joining Wycombe on loan in December 2010. Agreed a season long loan deal with Wycombe for the 2011/12 season but had his season cut short through injury and played his final game for the Wanderers on 10th December 2011 at home to Chesterfield. Recovered from his injury to return to Aldershot on a short term deal in September 2012.

Jonny Dixon - Former Youth Team player with the Wanderers who went on to make 70 appearances, scoring 8 times before a permanent transfer to Aldershot in January 2007 for a 6,000 fee. 12 months later he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion for 55,000 but subsequently struggled to break into the First Team and was loaned to Grays Athletic at the start of the 2008/9 season.

Joel Grant - Winger who had a three year spell with Crewe (96 League apps and 16 goals) before joining Wanderers in the summer of 2011. He originally started his football career in the youth team at Watford, going on to make 7 League apps before eventually joining Aldershot Town in September 2007 following an earlier loan spell. He moved to Crewe a year later on a three year deal and for a fee of 130,000.

John Halls - Former youngster with Arsenal who went on to make 69 League apps for Stoke City between October 2003 and and December 2005. Switched to Reading in January 2006 for a 250,000 fee but made just two League apps for The Royals and was loaned out to Preston North End, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United before a permanent move to Brentford in September 2008. Started his time at Aldershot in the summer of 2009 and spent two years at The Recreation Ground, making 39 League apps and scoring once. Signed by Gary Waddock for Wycombe in the summer of 2011 on a free but he made just seven League apps before being released at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.

Ben Harding - Midfielder who made more than 150 appearances for The Shots having started his pro career with Wimbledon in 2001 aged 17. Signed for Aldershot in the summer of 2007 by Gary Waddock and followed Waddock to Wycombe in May 2011. However, he failed to make an impact for The Wanderers, making just three League starts before switching to Northampton Town in January 2012 following an earlier loan spell with The Cobblers.

Adam Hinshelwood - Central defender who made 15 League apperances for The Shots during the first half of the 2009/10 season before Gary Waddock returned to his former club to sign him during the January 2010 transfer window. A former trainee with Brighton & Hove Albion where he went on clock up just over 100 First Team apps.

Dean Morgan - Striker who played 11 games on loan at Aldershot at the end of the 2009/10 while at MK Dons. Spent two years at Wycombe after signing in September 2012 in what turned out to be Gary Waddock's last permanent signing as Wanderers Manager. Scored 15 times in 57 League games for Wycombe before switching to Woking at the start of the 2014/15 campaign. Previous clubs include Colchester United, Luton Town and Chesterfield.

John Nutter - Defender who made his only appearance for Wycombe during the 2000/2001 season as an 18 year old. Switched to Aldershot in the summer of 2001, where he went on to spend three seasons. Signed for Grays Athletic in the summer of 2004 - making 40 Conference appearances before moving to Stevenage Borough in July 2006. Joined Gillingham in January 2008.

Luke Oliver - Former Youth Teamer at Wycombe who made his First Team debut under Lawrie Sanchez in April 2003. Left Wycombe in February 2004 for Woking but made his way back to Adams Park nearly five years later when signed by Peter Taylor. Joined Aldershot in July 2015 from Forest Green Rovers.

Josh Payne - Midfielder who made three League appearances and scored once for the Wanderers during the 2010/11 season while on loan from West Ham United. Switched to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2010 but was loaned to Oxford United at the end of August 2010 and the deal was eventually made permanent. Moved to Aldershot on loan in January 2012, with the deal being made permanent in March 2012.

Andy Sandell - Defender signed by Gary Waddock at Wycombe from Aldershot in the summer of 2010. Originally signed by Waddock for Aldershot from Salisbury.

Ian Simpemba - Came through the Youth ranks at Wycombe to make his Football League debut aged 20 in April 2003. Left Wycombe in July 2004 to join his home town Club Crawley Town. Made 10 apperances on loan to Aldershot from Crawley towards the end of the 2005/6 season. Joined Lewes in the summer of 2006.

Anthony Straker - Defender who made four loan appearances at Wycombe during the 2010/11 while at he was still at Aldershot. Totalled more than 200 apps for The Shots having progressed through their Youth Team. Signed for Southend United in the summer of 2012.

Dave Winfield - Another defender signed by Gary Waddock at Wycombe from Aldershot in the summer of 2010 - a fee of 25,000 eventually being determined by a tribunial.

Jamie Young - Goalkeeper who enjoyed a four year spell with the Wanderers following a move from Reading in the summer of 2006. Mainly used as an 'understudy' at Wycombe but still 48 First Team apps, including memorable appearances during the 2006/2007 run to the semi-final of the League Cup. Moved to Aldershot in January 2010 after leaving Wycombe by 'mutual consent'.

Other player connections include: Lionel Ainsworth, Nick Arnold, Matthew Barnes-Homer, Guy Branston, Paul Buckle, Johh Cheesewright, Will De Havilland, Mo Harkin, Stephen Henderson, Charlie Henry, Lee Holsgrove, Matt McClure, Marvin McCoy, Anthony McNamee, Oli Pendlebury, Giles Phillips, Martin Rowlands and Simon Stapleton.

Not forgetting:
Dennis Edwards - Striker who left Wycombe in 1958 to join Charlton Athletic where he went on to score 61 times in the Football League. Also played for Portsmouth and Brentford before ending his professional career at Aldershot (the club Aldershot Town rose from) - making 14 appearances and scoring once during the 1967/68 season.
Steve Claridge, John Granville, Nigel Gray and Wayne Wanklyn also all played for Aldershot (pre-Aldershot Town), before spells with Wycombe Wanderers.

George Borg and Stuart Cash - Both these former Wanderers found their way to the Aldershot Town Managerial set-up where they led them to promotion from Isthmian Division One in their first season together in 1997/98. Gary Waddock and Martin Kuhl - Manager and Assistant respectively at Aldershot Town from 2007 to 2009 before moving to Wycombe Wanderers in October 2009 in the same roles. Waddock spent three years as Wycombe boss before being sacked in September 2012. In May 2016, Waddock was reappointed as Aldershot Town Manager, spending three seasons in charge.
Chairboys all-time record against Aldershot Town
Sat, Aug 4, 2001 Fr A W 1-0 1,500
Tue, Sep 28, 2004 FLT A W 1-0 1,632
Fr, July 21 2006 Fr A L 0-1 747
Sat, Dec 6, 2008 FL3 A L 2-3 3,915
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 FL3 H W 3-0 5,440
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 FL3 A D 0-0 2,042
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 FL3 H W 2-1 4,290
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 Fr A D 1-1 ?
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 Fr A L 1-2 ?
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 Fr A D 2-2 698
Sat, Jul 22, 2023 Fr A W 2-1 ?

Fr = Friendly
FLT = Football League Trophy
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
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