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Halifax frontman haunts Aldershot defence for second time this season

A brace from Halifax's Lee Gregory cancelled out goals from Jordan Roberts and Craig Stanley in a 2-2 draw

Jordan Roberts scored one of Aldershot's two goals

Highly-rated striker Lee Gregory might have just earned himself a big-money move into the Football League after thwarting Aldershot Town for the second time this season.

The Shayman ace scored twice in a 4-0 victory in Yorkshire back in November and repeated the trick with a clinical brace to deny the Shots a revenge bid on Saturday.

Gregory struck seven minutes from time to earn a share of the spoils after goals either side of the break from Jordan Roberts and Craig Stanley looked to have handed Andy Scott's men a fifth straight home league win.

He was helped on his way, however, by Aldershot counterpart Brett Williams missing a 30th-minute penalty, firing wide after Marc Roberts was adjudged to have handled.

Four minutes later, Gregory fired the Shaymen in front when latching onto Roberts' long throw into the box and cleanly firing past Glenn Morris.

Aldershot, fresh from their 3-1 midweek win at Barnet, just weren't clicking, but were handed a lifeline on the stroke of half-time when Bradley Bubb flicked Jaydon Gibbs' fine cross from the right onto the underside of the crossbar and Roberts bundled the ball home.

Heavy wind and rain gave Aldershot the advantage after the break and it was no surprise when Andy Scott's men made it count – albeit in fortunate circumstances - on 66 minutes.

Captain Craig Stanley floated over an in-swinging free-kick from the left and the ball ballooned over goalkeeper Matt Glennon and nestled inside the far post.

By this point the Shots were looking good for the points – but Gregory wasn't finished yet.

With seven minutes left on the clock, substitute Reece Gray chipped over a fine through ball down the right channel and the Gregory casually lofted the ball over the advancing Morris to steal the play-off chasing Halifax a point.

ALDERSHOT: Morris; Gibbs, Oastler, Partington, Barker; Molesley (Scott 89), Stanley, Rowlands (Oyeleke 75), Roberts (Plummer 80); B Williams, Bubb. Subs not used: Webster, L Williams.
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