Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth defended Jamie Young after the goalkeeper's blunder saw his side slip to a 1-0 defeat to Torquay.

Young let Lee Mansell's harmless-looking first-half strike squirm between his legs and over the line.

"What happened with Jamie is already done with and forgotten, it's out of character and we've already moved on," said Holdsworth. "What is far more frustrating is the extent to which we've dominated the game and yet got nothing from it. If it had been a boxing match they would have stopped it after the second round, but you don't win games on possession as we all know.

"We need to start taking our chances in front of goal because, in terms of our performance, we played some really nice stuff. I'm delighted because in all honesty we were miles ahead of Torquay and deserved to win the game.

"If we play like that for the rest of the season and can find an end product then we're going to win a lot of games. It's important the players' heads don't drop and we have to try to not let the result overshadow the performance."

Torquay boss Martin Ling admitted his side had been second best at the Recreation Ground.

He said: "It was a case of the sublime to the ridiculous, having been so wonderful on Saturday in every aspect against Bristol Rovers we were terrible here on the ball.

"That was as bad as I've seen us pass the ball in any game this season - and that includes pre-season. We didn't have any ball retention and I think the goal really summed the match as a whole.

"However, if we're going to take the positives then of course it's pleasing to come out with the win. We stuck at it defensively and off the ball we were impressive but it was ugly. It was backs to the wall but the be-all and end-all is that it's three points for us.

"After a performance like that it's hard to pick out anyone but our centre-backs and particularly the left-back Kevin Nicholson were outstanding and fought to the last whistle."