Aldershot moved away from the relegation places as Troy Brown scored a late winner against Torquay.
The Shots started the better and went close as Danny Rose headed just over, before Torquay hit a the post through a Rene Howe downward header.
Oliver Risser hit the crossbar for the hosts who threw men forward and were rewarded with a late goal.
Substitute Peter Vincenti's header struck the bar and from the rebound Brown headed in from close range.
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Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:
"I thought that the players were excellent with their appetite to win the game.
"The team spirit is good as well as the squad. We now need to pick ourselves up for a big challenge on Saturday (against Fleetwood).
"It's all about clean sheets and scoring goals. I'm never one to wear my heart on my sleeve, but the players know that I am proud of them."
Torquay assistant manager Shaun Taylor told BBC Radio Devon:
"If we had come here and got a draw, I think everyone would have said we had opportunities to win the game, but would have been satisfied with the draw.
"We knew they were strong on set-plays and had a few opportunities in the first half where we were fortunate, but we got over that.
"It was set plays in both boxes, and we've conceded (from) one. I don't think it's bad play, maybe it's bad marking, but both teams had opportunities tonight. They took their chance and got the 1-0 win."
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.90:00 +3:56
Kieron Cadogan decides to take the corner short.90:00 +3:28
Aaron Downes challenges Ben Herd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Reid.89:53
Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.89:53 Booking
Booking Rene Howe is booked.89:38
Unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti by Rene Howe results in a free kick.82:48
The assist for the goal came from Peter Vincenti.82:48 Goal scored
Goal! - Troy Brown - Aldershot 1 - 0 Torquay Troy Brown finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Aldershot 1-0 Torquay.82:18
Corner taken by Kieron Cadogan from the left by-line played to the near post, Peter Vincenti takes a shot.82:01 Substitution
Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Ian Morris coming on for Danny Stevens.81:45
Oliver Risser takes a shot.80:44
Effort from just outside the area by Ben Herd goes over the bar.79:24
Foul by Danny Hylton on Ryan Jarvis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.76:48
Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.76:48 Substitution
Substitution Peter Vincenti replaces Adam Mekki.76:48 Booking
Booking Lee Mansell is cautioned.76:39
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Lee Mansell.75:08
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.72:21
Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.72:21 Substitution
Substitution Asa Hall goes off and Craig Reid comes on.
Unfair challenge on Sonny Bradley by Aaron Downes results in a free kick.69:49
Danny Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Easton. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.67:14
Unfair challenge on Danny Hylton by Daniel Leadbitter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.65:23
Adam Mekki takes a inswinging corner.64:41
Foul by Rene Howe on Aaron Morris, free kick awarded. Aaron Morris takes the direct free kick.64:03
Craig Easton fouled by Oliver Risser, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Saah takes the free kick.63:21
Ryan Jarvis challenges Oliver Risser unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.61:08
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Mekki, save made by Michael Poke.57:36
Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Risser on Ryan Jarvis. Direct free kick taken by Brian Saah.54:22
Rene Howe fouled by Danny Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.52:37
Aaron Downes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieron Cadogan. Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.51:08
Oliver Risser takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.45:01
The second half begins.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Jeff Goulding leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Hylton.45:00 +1:19 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.42:20
Unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis by Kieron Cadogan results in a free kick. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.41:17
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Rose, clearance by Ryan Jarvis.39:08
Corner taken by Adam Mekki from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Oliver Risser misses to the left of the goal.34:17
Shot on goal by Danny Stevens from just inside the area goes over the target.33:38
Header by Rene Howe from inside the area strikes the post.31:36
Corner taken by Adam Mekki from the left by-line, Michael Poke fouled by Troy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.31:19
Oliver Risser takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save.28:26
Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Rose, save by Michael Poke.25:02
The assistant referee signals for offside against Rene Howe. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Herd.23:47
Long range shot from Asa Hall misses to the left of the target.21:33
Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asa Hall. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.17:47
Danny Rose takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.14:49
Jeff Goulding fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.14:35
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rene Howe. Indirect free kick taken by Sonny Bradley.6:37
Shot from just outside the box by Asa Hall misses to the right of the goal.3:01
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Billy Bodin played to the near post, Ben Herd makes a clearance.0:48
Unfair challenge on Kieron Cadogan by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Oliver Risser.0:00
The game begins.
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