Ryan Glover continued to impress as Aldershot Town maintained their recent purple patch with a 1-0 win over fellow National League strugglers King’s Lynn Town at The Walks Stadium.
Glover kept his place in the starting line-up having played a key role in the Shots’ midweek win over Torquay United, a victory which took them out of the bottom three.
And the 21-year-old midfielder celebrated his seventh appearance by helping Mark Molesley’s team register a hat-trick of wins thanks to Alfy Whittingham’s header nine minutes from time.
Former Cherries defender Corey Jordan saw a first-half header well saved by Linnets goalkeeper Paul Jones as the teams reached the break on level terms.
And Mikael Ndjoli, another ex-Cherries player in the Aldershot ranks, came off the bench to provide the cross for Whittingham to grab the only goal in the closing stages.
Glover has started all three wins against Grimsby, Torquay and King’s Lynn with Molesley being named top boss by The Non-League Paper in its team of the day for this latest triumph.
Sam Sherring played his part as Accrington Stanley kept a first clean sheet in six games during their 1-0 win over Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.
Sherring returned to the starting line-up and helped shore up an Accy defence which had conceded no fewer than 11 goals in three successive league defeats.
The 21-year-old went close to marking his 13th appearance for the club with an assist, teeing up Ethan Hamilton for a shot which was saved by Imps goalkeeper Josh Griffiths on the stroke of half-time.
Colby Bishop, returning following a three-match ban, netted the only goal in the 55th minute as Accy registered a first win at Sincil Bank since 1947.
Jake Scrimshaw went close to following up his midweek goal as Scunthorpe United were held to a 1-1 draw by Bradford City at the Sands Venue Stadium.
Scrimshaw bagged his fourth of the season as the Iron battled back to claim a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw with high-flying Leyton Orient on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old striker kept his place against the Bantams and saw his eighth-minute shot blocked by a defender after being teed up by Myles Hippolyte.
Scunthorpe deservedly took the lead when Aaron Jarvis headed home Ross Millen’s cross six minutes before half-time.
But Yann Songo’o’s stooping header from Callum Cooke’s corner midway through the second half restored parity before Scrimshaw was replaced by Devarn Green in the 71st minute.
Bradford’s Alex Gilliead hit the post for the visitors and Millen’s cross ricocheted off Alex Perry and bounced off the crossbar, leaving Keith Hill still searching for his first win as Iron manager.
Euan Pollock made a lively cameo appearance as Truro City booked their place in the third round for only the second time in their history with a 3-2 win over Binfield.
Pollock replaced Rocky Neal eight minutes from time at Hill Farm Lane and almost scored just seconds after coming on the pitch, his effort flying narrowly past the post.
Neal’s double and a goal from Tyler Harvey gave the Southern Premier South White Tigers a commanding 3-0 lead at the break.
But Isthmian League South Central Binfield reduced the arrears through Joe Howell and Oliver Harris before Harris hit the crossbar with a late penalty.
Ryan Glover picture courtesy of Ian Morsman.
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