First half goals from Jermaine McGlashan and Luke Guttridge saw off Burton Albion in a game which the visitors rarely threatened. Aldershot were in charge from the first whistle and were a constant danger with left winger Adam Smith proving a tricky customer for the Burton defence. The result meant that Burton failed to climb into the play off places with Paul Peschisolido's men looking to regroup ahead of Saturday's match against Macclesfield Town.
Paul Peschisolido made one change to the side which started the 6-3 victory over Barnet on Saturday, handing a first league start of the season to Jack Dyer who scored his first senior goal at Underhill at the weekend. He replaced John McGrath in central midfield with the skipper dropping to the bench. Elsewhere Darren Moore replaced Andy Corbett on the bench in the only other change to the squad.
Paul Peschisolido had a 100% record at Aldershot town in the Football League, goals from Aaron Webster and Calvin Zola clinching a 2-1 victory in the closing weeks of the 2010-11 campaign.
It was the hosts who made the brighter start with shooting opportunities from set pieces, Luke Guttridge and Anthony Straker were both off target with the their efforts. Aaron Webster picked up an early booking for bringing down Michael Rankine. Successive corners from Adam Smith also proved dangerous with Darren Jones heading over from 15 yards.
Burton's first forray forward didn't come until the 15th minute. Good work from Jack Dyer and Adam Bolder won the ball in midfield and released Taylor down the right. His deep cross was aimed at Phillips but Aldershot cleared.
Aldershot continued their early pressure and caused more problems in the Brewers defence when Peter Vincenti nodded Ben Herd's cross back into the six yard box. Hylton was looking to add to his impressive goal tally this season but Atkins gathered the ball ahead of the Shots striker. And Aldershot's first real guilt-edged chance came in the 26th minute. Danny Hylton spread the ball wide to Adam Smith who shot into the wide netting from 15 yards with only the keeper to beat.
Burton's first real chance came three minutes later. Billy Kee attacked down the right before shifting the ball inside to Calvin Zola who scooped the ball over the bar from 15 yards out.
Kevin Amankwaah was forced off through injury in the 31st minute. He was replaced by Darren Moore, with Ryan Austin moving out to right back. Tony James then went into the book for a foul on McGlashan. Aldershot were looking dangerous again when Hylton was able to turn Moore on half way, Burton cleared the danger and then created a chance of their own, Taylor breaking forward before crossing to Kee who miscued his volley from 15 yards.
Aldershot took the lead in the 37th minute when the menacing Adam Smith once again crossed from the left, McGLASHAN beat Phillips into the six yard box to stoop and head past Atkins.
And the Shots doubled their lead in the 43rd minute when Luke GUTTRIDGE sent a stinging drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards following a half cleared corner kick.
Half time: Aldershot Town 2-0 Burton Albion
John McGrath replaced Jimmy Phillips as Paul Peschisolido looked to salvage something from the second half. Burton switched to a 4-1-4-1 formation with McGrath in front of the back four and Kee moving to a wide left position. Smith nearly caught out Atkins with the Shots first attack of the half, his ball into the area almost curling into the top corner.
Darren Jones went close again with a header from a corner kick, cleared off the line by Burton as the game approached the hour mark. Jacques Maghoma came on to replace Jack Dyer in the middle of the park.
Burton had a chance to pull a goal back on 63 minutes when Guttridge handballed on the edge of the area. Kee stepped up for the freekick in a central position but slipped as he struck the ball with his effort going straight into the wall. Moore was then booked for a shove on Hylton.
Hylton was in the book shortly after for a late challenge on McGrath. McGrath took the resulting freekick, flighting the ball over to the far post where Moore was on hand to head just wide. McGlashan was replaced by Jamie Collins in the 71st minute in Aldershot's first change.
As the game entered the final ten minutes Burton were finally able to put a neat passing move together on the edge of the area. Kee threaded the ball into Bolder who could have shot from the right channel but instead elected to square the ball, the chance was gone and Aldershot cleared. Anthony Pulis then replaved Luke Guttridge. And with five minutes to go Scott Davies came on for Danny Hylton.
Aldershot saw out five minutes of added time under little pressure to record their third league win in a row.
Full time: Aldershot Town 2-0 Burton Albion
Attendance: 3713. (82 away)
Goals: McGlashan (38)
Referee: Mr C. Berry
Booked: Webster (5) James (33) Moore (64) McGrath (90+1)
Shots: WORNER, HERD, STRAKER, GUTTRIDGE, JONES, MCGLASHAN, RANKINE, HYLTON, MORRIS, VINCENTI, SMITH. Subs: BROWN, COLLINS, BUBB, PULIS, DAVIES.
Brewers: ATKINS, AMANKWAAH, JAMES, AUSTIN, WEBSTER, TAYLOR, DYER, BOLDER, PHILLIPS, KEE, ZOLA. Subs: POOLE, MOORE, YUSSUF, MAGHOMA, MCGRATH.