Last night, Aldershot Town FC took on a Chelsea XI in a friendly match and came out 3-1 winners. But what unfolded on social media alter was hilarious, where Aldershot took no prisoners and hilariously poked fun at Chelsea’s not-so-stellar finish in the last season, despite the high expectations.
The Shots’ official Twitter account wasted no time in unleashing their cheeky banter, posting: “A comfortable victory against mid-table Premier League opposition ? #TheShots❤️?” Oh, the audacity! A cheeky snipe at Chelsea’s disastrous 2022/23 season.
But back to the game itself. Aldershot Town FC produced a good performance with a comfortable win against the Chelsea XI. The action-packed match saw goals from Kwame Thomas, Lorent Tolaj, and Jack Barham, leaving the Blues in their wake.
The Chelsea XI started strong, taking the lead just two minutes into the game with Ronnie Stutter converting a perfect cross from Dylan Williams. But Aldershot was not to be outdone, as Tolaj and Thomas unleashed their might, causing chaos for the Chelsea defence.
In the 40th minute, Kwame Thomas responded, towering above the Chelsea defenders to head home an Ollie Harfield delivery and bring the scores level. The Shots’ goalkeeper, Van Stappershoef, also earned his place in the highlight reel with a stunning acrobatic save just before the break, denying Chelsea a chance to regain the lead.
After the halftime break, Aldershot continued their relentless pursuit of victory. In the 53rd minute, Kwame Thomas turned provider, setting up Lorent Tolaj with a sublime cross, which Tolaj volleyed into the bottom corner to give Aldershot the lead.
As the clock ticked on, manager Tommy Widdrington made some strategic substitutions, showcasing the depth of talent in the squad. Maxwell Mullins and Ollie Harfield made way for fresh legs, and the lively Lorent Tolaj left the field to a rousing applause, replaced by Josh Stokes.
But the real icing on the cake came in the 79th minute when Jack Barham sealed the deal for Aldershot with their third goal. Chelsea’s goalkeeper made an impressive save, but the rebound fell perfectly for Barham, who calmly slotted the ball into an empty net.
With the final whistle, Aldershot emerged victorious, but the headlines will be based on their social media game, making them the winners of football banter for the day.
So congratulations to Aldershot Town FC on their win, and to their social media guy for his hilarious tweet.