Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth felt his side found a bit of magic in their 1-0 win against Barnet after Craig Reid gave the Shots their first league victory since the opening day of the season.

Reid slid-in a 68th-minute winner - his third goal of the season - after some excellent interplay in a match lacking many clear-cut chances. The game saw the return of Shots striker Danny Hylton, who was making a comeback from an eight-match ban for racial abuse.

After ending a poor run of form which has seen them take just two points from five games, Holdsworth insisted he knew the Shots' turning point was just around the corner. "We have been working hard but without the excellence and finesse - there was nothing wrong with the effort but there was that bit of brilliance in the final third we were lacking and we found it," he said.

"I was delighted with everyone involved because I thought they were excellent and we just had to wait for that little bit of quality and it came in the goal. The clean sheet is testament to the defending and desire from the back five and the amount of clean sheets we have says it all.

"We will prepare now for Accrington and we go there with confidence that we can defend and now also score goals."

Holdsworth added: "There was never any risk whatsoever in my mind about playing Danny [Hylton]. We know there is a lot to come from him and we never want that situation to happen again."

Barnet remain rooted to the bottom of the npower League Two table after a fifth straight defeat.

Boss Mark Robson said: "The boys were very disappointed. I said to them that I was gutted for them because they worked their socks off and they gave it a good go but it was just very disappointing that they conceded a goal we could have avoided.

"The lads are very down because with the work ethic we were very confident that we could get something out of the game and at half-time we were expecting to go on and possibly win the game.

"We have done a lot on the defending side of the game and the boys have worked very hard which makes it all the more frustrating. But that one lapse of concentration can make the difference between winning, losing and drawing and unfortunately that happened to us."