Date: 25th November 2009 at 8:43pm
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Marvin Morgan’s late goal gave Kevin Dillon his first win as Aldershot manager, as the Shots battled back from a goal down to move up to 8th in the table.

Dillon named an un-changed side from the one that drew at Notts County on Saturday.

Northampton were on top early on and took a deserved lead with 17 minutes on the clock when Luke Gutteridge slotted home from 12 yards.

With the home side unable to keep hold of the ball, it was the visitors who looked more likely to get the next goal, but the Shots held out til half time as Northampton went in with a deserved lead.

Changes were made at half time, as Straker and Chalmers both made way for John Grant and John Halls.

This changed gave Aldershot more of an attacking threat, but were being restricted to long shots.

John Halls went close from 25 yards, but the Cobblers’ keeper was equal to the effort.

On 80 minutes Aldershot were given a way back into the game, as the Shots were awarded for a foul on Anthony Charles just inside the box. Donnelly stepped up and his penalty was saved, but the referee ordered a re-take and this time the ex-QPR midfielder made no mistake.

In the 89th minute a moment of brilliance from Marvin Morgan gave the Shots an unlikely three points. Sandell played the ball long and there appeared to be no danger until the former Woking striker chased a lost cause, beat his man, cut inside and powered the ball low into the net.

Cobblers fans will be wondering how the came away from this game empty handed, but for Aldershot and manager Kevin Dillon it was a welcome three points ahead of Saturday’s trip to Tranmere in the FA Cup.