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Aaron Brown takes a shot from close range that bounces off the post.
John Johnson fouled by Bradley Bubb, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Brown has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Luke Guttridge takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ashley Westwood.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Darren Jones. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Kelvin Langmead results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Guttridge.
Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Corker. John Johnson on for Paul Turnbull. Bradley Bubb comes on in place of Jermaine McGlashan. Ashley Corker takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Danny Hylton offside. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Jake Taylor is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Rankine. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Rankine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jake Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Peter Vincenti. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Ben Herd. Ben Herd is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Corker.
The referee books Lewis Young for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.
Bas Savage goes off and Kelvin Langmead comes on. Jake Robinson leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Young.
Long range shot by Danny Hylton goes wide right of the target.
Luke Guttridge takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Jones on Michael Jacobs. Michael Jacobs takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Westwood.
Luke Guttridge is brought on as a substitute for Alex Rodman.
Handball decision goes against Michael Rankine. Arron Davies takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Ashley Corker results in a free kick. Ashley Corker goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Collins.
Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Collins, Bas Savage makes a clearance.
Anthony Straker takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan. Jamie Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Tozer challenges Peter Vincenti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.
Byron Webster challenges Jermaine McGlashan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Collins takes the direct free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Arron Davies for handball. Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies, clearance by Jamie Collins.
Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.
Corner taken by Arron Davies, save made by Jamie Young.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bas Savage by Aaron Brown. Direct free kick taken by Arron Davies.
Bas Savage is caught offside. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.
Aaron Brown challenges Bas Savage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Corker takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Jermaine McGlashan from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie Collins, Michael Jacobs manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Jamie Collins, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bas Savage by Anthony Straker. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Jamie Collins takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ben Tozer.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael Jacobs, Darren Jones fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bas Savage by Jamie Collins. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Paul Turnbull has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Corker by Jermaine McGlashan results in a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
Foul by Ben Herd on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Paul Turnbull takes the free kick.
Close range header by Michael Rankine misses to the right of the goal.
Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
Corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Herd.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line played to the near post, Ashley Westwood scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Aldershot 0-1 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Michael Jacobs.
Shots waiting on Guttridge
Aldershot's Luke Guttridge will undergo a late fitness test to determine if he is able to face former club Northampton.
The 29-year-old midfielder missed Shots' first league game of the season against Bradford with a knee injury sustained in a pre-season friendly win over Stoke.
He was a doubt for the Carling Cup fixture against West Ham which was postponed and the Shots are hoping the rest will ensure his availability on Saturday.
Guttridge arrived at the Recreation Ground from the Cobblers last summer and was voted Supporters' Player of the Year in his first season for the Shots.
Elsewhere, manager Dean Holdsworth has a fully-fit squad to choose from as defender Aaron Brown came through the Bantams clash unscathed.
Northampton could be without Adebayo Akinfenwa.
The striker sustained an injury in the warm-up ahead of the Cobblers` Carling Cup victory over Ipswich on Tuesday night.
Skipper John Johnson missed out at Portman Road after suffering a dead leg during the goalless home draw against Accrington on the opening day of the season.
Ashley Westwood and Bas Savage - who both excelled against Ipswich - are on standby to play again.
Boss Gary Johnson could also turn to Kelvin Langmead, who joined the club on loan from Peterborough this week and can operate either up front or as a centre-back.
"It's a bit early to say (on Akinfenwa and Johnson) but that's why I've brought in Bas Savage, Ashley Westwood and Kelvin Langmead, because when you play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday you get a bit stretched and we are a bit thin on the ground," said Cobblers boss Johnson.
Westwood on mark for Cobblers
Ashley Westwood repaid Gary Johnson's decision to hand him a career lifeline this summer by grabbing the only goal of the game as Northampton beat Aldershot 1-0 at the Recreation Ground.
The 34-year-old, who left Kettering in January and spent a brief spell with Crewe, rejoined his former club earlier this month and headed home after just two minutes on his first start of the season.
Shots' Michael Rankine powered a header wide and Aaron Brown missed two good chances as Northampton held on for their first League One victory of the season.
Aldershot were indebted to Jamie Young as he saved from Jake Robinson, with the keeper turning away the rebound with the former Shrewsbury man lurking.
The second half saw chances few and far between, until Shots substitute Luke Guttridge hit the angle of post and bar from inside the penalty area and Brown first saw his free header sail wide, and then had his acrobatic effort brilliant turned onto the post by Sam Walker.
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