Brown a cup winner

Jordan Brown had a night to remember as he helped Aldershot Town to reach the Carling Cup fourth round on Tuesday night.

The on-loan Hammers left-back was given special dispensation to play for The Shots as they welcomed Rochdale to the Recreation Ground. He played a key role in the 2-1 victory that means they are contemplating a potential tie against one of the Premier League big guns in the next round.

Brown was making only his second appearance for Aldershot, who eliminated West Ham United in the first round and are managed by Hammers fan Dean Holdsworth. The 19-year-old played the full 90 minutes and will hope to keep his place for Saturday's visit of Crawley Town.