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Josh Payne takes a short corner.
Danny Hylton decides to take a short corner.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Hall, Header from deep inside the area by Elliot Benyon goes over the bar.
Ryan Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Straker. Ross Worner takes the indirect free kick.
Troy Brown challenges Bilel Mohsni unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.
Ben Smith replaces Adam Mekki.
Ryan Hall decides to take a short corner.
Wilko Risser concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Barker. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Danny Hylton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Glenn Morris takes the indirect free kick.
Wilko Risser joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Vincenti.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Neil Harris. Ross Worner takes the indirect free kick.
Neil Harris comes on in place of JP Kalala. Elliot Benyon is brought on as a substitute for Liam Dickinson.
Short corner taken by Ryan Hall.
Josh Payne takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by JP Kalala.
Outswinging corner taken by Josh Payne from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Hall makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Michael Timlin results in a free kick. Darren Jones produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Josh Payne takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Barker.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Glenn Morris on Adam Mekki. Placed penalty scored by Josh Payne. Aldershot 2-0 Southend.The assist for the goal came from Adam Mekki.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Martin from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Jones by Bilel Mohsni. Free kick taken by Ross Worner.
Troy Brown comes on in place of Guy Madjo.
Danny Hylton is caught offside. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Aaron Morris from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner taken by Josh Payne from the right by-line, Bilel Mohsni manages to make a clearance.
Michael Timlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Mekki. Free kick taken by Josh Payne.
Corner taken by Josh Payne, clearance by Chris Barker.
Kane Ferdinand leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Hall.
Foul by Ben Herd on Kane Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Ryan Hall from the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Phillips.
Shot by Guy Madjo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton by David Martin. Josh Payne restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Danny Hylton from the left by-line.
Michael Timlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Payne. Josh Payne takes the free kick.
Header from close range by Bilel Mohsni misses to the right of the goal.
Bilel Mohsni fouled by Darren Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hylton on Michael Timlin. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
JP Kalala challenges Guy Madjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Straker takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne, Header from deep inside the area by Darren Jones goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Josh Payne by JP Kalala results in a free kick. Josh Payne produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Darren Jones on Liam Dickinson, free kick awarded. Michael Timlin restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Martin from the left by-line, clearance made by Darren Jones.
David Martin challenges Adam Mekki unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Worner takes the indirect free kick.
Bilel Mohsni takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne from the right by-line, Bilel Mohsni manages to make a clearance.
Adam Mekki scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Aldershot 1-0 Southend.
Michael Timlin fouled by Aaron Morris, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Sean Clohessy fouled by Peter Vincenti, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin.
Josh Payne takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by JP Kalala.
Corner taken by Josh Payne from the right by-line. Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Payne, clearance made by Kane Ferdinand.
Effort from just outside the area by JP Kalala goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson by Adam Mekki. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Payne. Anthony Straker takes the free kick.
Kane Ferdinand challenges Anthony Straker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Straker restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Mekki produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Michael Timlin on Peter Vincenti, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Payne.
Guy given all-clear
Guy Madjo has recovered in time for Aldershot's home encounter against league leaders Southend but Darren Murphy again misses out.
Madjo hobbled off having been on the end of Carl Tremarco's second-half challenge which resulted in a straight red card for the Macclesfield defender in Saturday's 1-0 victory at the Moss Rose.
But the striker has recovered from the knock and is in contention to retain his starting berth as the in-form Shots aim for a fifth successive victory when high-flying Southend visit Hampshire.
On-loan midfielder Murphy was ruled out at the weekend having sustained a thigh strain in training on Friday and Aaron Morris - who scored the winner against the Silkmen - is set to keep his place in what could be an unchanged XI for manager Dean Holdsworth.
Meanwhile, striker Stefan Payne is to leave Aldershot and link up with Blue Square Bet South side Sutton. The 20-year-old only joined in late January on a deal until the end of the season having had his contract at Gillingham terminated by mutual consent.
Luke Prosser will hope to have fully recovered from illness in time for Southend's trip.
The left-back was ruled out of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Crewe, forcing manager Paul Sturrock into his only change as Peter Gilbert was handed a recall.
Should Prosser prove his fitness then it will provide Sturrock with a defensive dilemma as the Shrimpers look to maintain their place at the summit of the table.
Bilel Mohsni overcame a first-half knock to his knee at the weekend to bag the only goal of the game and the winger should be okay to feature.
Fellow wide man David Martin shrugged off a foot injury to start the clash but was substituted just after the hour mark having not looked 100 per cent, yet he will be hoping to keep his place in Sturrock's starting XI against a Shots side who have won their last four.
Four of the best for Shots
Adam Mekki and Josh Payne scored in either half as Aldershot recorded a fourth successive victory and knocked Southend off the top of League Two.
Mekki not only opened the scoring for the home side just before the half-hour mark but also opened his Shots account as his strike deflected off Shrimpers defender Peter Gilbert.
Fellow midfielder Payne, signed on loan from Oxford until the rest of the season, sealed the 2-0 triumph from the penalty spot in the 64th minute after he was hauled down by goalkeeper Glenn Morris.
A cagey first half was brought to life in the 26th minute when Mekki burst past Gilbert before unleashing a shot which deflected wickedly off the left-back and looped over the rooted Morris.
Danny Hylton could have doubled the lead a minute later but toe-poked wide before Morris spilled an Anthony Straker free-kick just before the break but luckily saw it scrambled away to safety.
However, there was to be no let up for Southend as they dropped from first to third after Payne was brought down by a rash challenge from Morris and slotted home the resulting spot-kick.
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