Brett Williams' hat-trick led Aldershot to an emphatic win over Southport.
The striker fired in from 25 yards with only 30 seconds gone before visiting defender James Smith scored an own goal to double the hosts' advantage.
After midfielder Adam Mekki struck from distance and Williams chipped in the Shots were four up after 24 minutes.
Mekki was then fouled late on, leaving Williams to grab his third from the spot before Southport midfielder Brice Irie-Bi grabbed a late consolation.
Aldershot's victory was just their second in nine Conference Premier matches and they remain 23rd, five points adrift of 18th-placed Southport.
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Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:
"It's been a tough month and we've all had to endure some poor performances, some tough times and the amount of injuries - but the players deserve that and the fans deserve that as well.
"It's not often you go four-nil up after 24 minutes and it was a strange afternoon because we could've had seven goals before half-time.
"Having not scored and been struggling in front of goal, it was really nice to get back to winning ways.
"The pleasing thing is that we kept that pressure and kept driving forward and scored some really good goals and they looked like they were going to concede every time we attacked."
Aldershot Town 27 Henly 15 Barker (Gibbs - 74' ) 28 Butler 06 Webster 07 Mekki (Rowlands - 83' ) 12 Oyeleke 04 Stanley 14 Roberts 24 Young 16 Strutton (Paterson - 47' ) 09 Williams Substitutes 08 Rowlands 21 Williams 10 Paterson 22 Gibbs Southport 01 Hurst 20 Fitzpatrick 24 Brown (Flynn - 46' ) 12 Challoner Booked (Hattersley - 88' ) 02 Smith 14 Rutherford (Irie-Bi - 46' ) 08 Milligan 28 Logan 06 Brown Booked 27 Abadaki 25 Brodie Substitutes 21 Osawe 15 Hattersley 26 Irie-Bi 19 Stevenson 05 Flynn
Ref: Lee Swabey