Date: 14th June 2009 at 4:26pm
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Following a disappointing October, The Shots had slipped down to fourteenth place in the table. With only one win in the last six matches, Gary Waddock`s side knew they had get back on track if they were to hang on to their play off aspirations.

The month began against familiar opposition, with a trip to Christie Park to take on Morecambe. The Aldershot players knew they needed to improve on their disastrous away form, and soon had the home side on the back foot. With only five minutes of the first half remaining, John Grant was given a golden opportunity to give Aldershot the lead from the penalty spot. It was a chance he failed to take as Barry Roche made the save. Even with that set-back, The Shots were the better team in the second half, but it was Morecambe who broke the deadlock in the 56th minute. It was hard to take for the travelling supporters, as the away side continued to press forward. Another away defeat was sealed, however, with twenty minutes to go. It was the best an Aldershot side had performed on the road so far, yet they still came away empty handed.

League Two was put to the back of the players` minds for the next week as the FA Cup campaign started. Unlike previous seasons, there was no qualification needed and we started in the 1st round proper. As usual, the draw was un-inspiring as we were handed a home tie against league counterparts Rotherham United. The Millers took the lead early in the second half and looked like being the first visiting team to win at The Rec in ninety minutes since Forest Green Rovers nearly eleven months earlier. A draw was snatched right at the death however from the penalty spot after Marvin Morgan was bundled to the floor. John Grant stepped up, just seven days after his miss at Morecambe, and dispatched the penalty as bedlum ensued in the stands.

Another familiar foe were up next, as Exeter City visited Fortress Rec. After promotion with Aldershot the previous campaign, The Grecians were in terrific form. The match was decided early in the second half as John Grant scored for the second week in a row, as The Shots continued their excellent home record in the league and against Exeter City in recent seasons. Grant had the chance to double the lead from the spot, but the spot kick was saved. Depsite playing the final few minutes with ten men, The Shots hung on to claim all three points.

Three days later The Shots were on the road again, this time it was a trip to South Yorkshire to take on Rotherham United in the FA Cup 1st round replay. With only one win in their previous nine on the road, this one looked like a home banker. Especially given Rotherham`s impressive form at their new home, which had seen the likes of Leeds, Wolves and Southampton beaten in cup competitions that season. However, it was the visitors who took the lead after 15 minutes as Kirk Hudson struck from the edge of the box. The lead was doubled ten minutes into the second half as Marvin Morgan steered home from 10 yards. The win was then secured in the 81st minute as Kirk Hudson scored his second goal of the evening, sending the 174 travelling fans into raptures and sending The Shots into the 2nd round of the Cup.

A first away win since the opening day was followed up with a first away win in the league as The Shots took all three points at struggling Chester, Marvin Morgan scored for the second game in a row with just seven minutes of normal time remaining. It was a third straight win in all competitions and a third consecutive clean sheet too. This fine form continued the following Tuesday as Lincoln City were beaten 2-0 at The Rec.

On the back of four consecutive wins in all competitions, Aldershot were back on FA Cup duty as they travelled to South London to take on League One outfit Millwall. Nearly 1,600 supporters travelled from North Hampshire to cheer the team on, however it was Millwall who progressed with a comfortable 3-0 win. The Lions opened the scoring after 25 minutes, but The Shots gave a very good account of themselves and it took until the 77th minute for Millwall to make the game safe and with three minutes to go completed the scoring.

It had been a good month for Aldershot, with three wins from four league matches, and a memorable win at the Don Valley Stadium in the FA Cup. The Shots were now in 11th place in the table, only four points away from a play off place. The next visitors to Fortress Rec were unbeaten table-toppers Wycombe Wanderers?