Grenada: Midfielder Berkeley-Agyepong helps Aldershot win the first game

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Grenada international Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong.

BROOKLYN,NY – Grenada international Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong scored a late goal as Aldershot Town claimed their first points of the new English National League season after coming from behind to win 3-2 at Southend United.

Southend, nicknamed the Shrimpers, who had not won themselves since the opening game in the fifth tier at King’s Lynn Town, took the lead in the 17th minute on Tuesday as Rhys Murphy knocked the ball into an empty net after it had been kicked against him by goalkeeper Mitchell Walker, with the referee waving away the protests.

Aldershot drew level eight minutes before half-time as Southend defender Jason Demetriou turned a low cross from Alfie Whittingham into his net.

The visitors turned five minutes into the second half when Mohamed Bettamer tapped in from close range.

Substitute Berkeley-Agyepong, an attacking midfielder who came on in the 71st minute, added a third in the 88th minute, with Demetriou then scoring a consolation goal for the hosts at the right end stoppage time.

Despite the win, Aldershot Town remained in the drop zone.

UK-born Berkeley-Agyepong, 24, of Grenadian and Ghanaian descent, has made three appearances for the Spice Boys since making his debut in July in a 4-0 defeat against Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In the sixth-tier National League North, Tré Mitford, 26, of Guyanese descent, scored in the 50th minute for hosts Brackley Town after being reduced to 10 men when James Armson was sent off on 15 minutes, but visitors Darlington ran out 3-1 winners.

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