New boss Andy Scott was thrilled with what he saw on his first match in the Aldershot dugout as Danny Hylton scored twice to see off nine-man Fleetwood 2-0 and boost the club's survival hopes.
Scott only arrived on Friday after the club parted company with Dean Holdsworth and things went perfectly to plan, with Hylton putting the hosts ahead after 38 minutes before Fleetwood capitulated after the break with both Jamie McGuire and Alan Goodall seeing red.
Goodall's offence was a professional foul in the penalty area and although Craig Reid's spot-kick was saved, Hylton made sure of the points with his second six minutes from time, much to the delight of Scott.
"It was full of incident and excitement and that's what people want to come and watch," said the new Shots boss. "The lads gave everything that they could, got a fantastic result and it could have been more convincing in the end.
"We played well 11 against 11. Obviously I only came in on Friday so for my first game I'm absolutely delighted. We made a real point at half-time that we want to get the game by the throat, kill the game off and score more goals. We played the majority of the first half in their half and created chances and got our momentum up."
Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander was frustrated with the whole day but insisted his players would look to learn from the encounter.
"It's not a day to forget because we'll remember how we feel and if you brush these days under the carpet you're lying to yourself, so we're going to remember this day and use it for the rest of the season," he said.
"My team's commitment in the first half was the most disappointing thing about it. It was nowhere near the levels we expect. Football's unforgiving, if you think you can play for half a game and be successful then we're kidding ourselves but we know that wasn't good enough."
Regarding his side's two dismissals, Alexander added: "The second red card definitely wasn't a sending-off, the lad's dived over the 'keeper, the defender hasn't touched him so it wasn't a sending-off.
"The first one was right in front of me. He's raised his hands, he hasn't hurt the lad, you'd think he'd been hit by Tyson, but you can't raise your hands so he can't defend it."