Mark Molesley and Jordan Roberts were the scorers as Aldershot Town beat Wrexham 2-0 in the Skrill Conference Premier
Proud Andy Scott saw Aldershot Town turn on the style to demolish last year’s play-off finalists Wrexham on Saturday and beamed: “Now, that's the way to do it.”
And boss Scott now reckons the DVD of the Dragons’ encounter will be his blueprint for success after the Shots impressively dispatched of the perennial Conference high-fliers and FA Trophy winners.
Second-half goals from the outstanding Mark Molesley and Jordan Roberts – his first for the senior side – extended Shots' unbeaten run to four matches and provided Scott with the perfect illustration of how he wants his team to play.
“It was a fantastic all-round performance,” the boss enthused.
“It wasn’t just the fact that we won the game and kept a clean sheet, it was the manner of our victory.
"We subdued them, moved the ball extremely well, dominated possession and created lots of chances.
“We were a bit anxious to start with, trying to thread balls through the middle where it was too tight, but when we settled down, slowed down our passing a bit and took that extra touch, we dominated the game.
“Credit to the players, they’ve taken on board what we are trying to do and even though we’ve had to tweak it today, everyone put a real good shift in.
"If you looked at a DVD of that game then you could show the players a large section of that game just how we want to do it.”
A training ground injury had ruled out Joe Oastler and prevented Scott from fielding an unchanged team for the sixth straight game, but slotting into his place was Manny Oyeleke, just behind new signing Lewis Young, and it was a combination of the two on the right-hand side which posed Aldershot’s biggest threat in the first half.
Twice the pacy Young cut inside a bamboozled Neil Ashton and tested Dragons keeper Joslain Mayebi at his near post.
Young also forced visiting centre-back Dave Artell to clear his lines desperately from underneath his own crossbar, while Matt Paterson just failed to connect to a teasing far-post cross from the industrious Martin Rowlands, his glancing header drifting wide.
But if Young was the main threat in the first half then Mark Molesley – playing just off the front man – was clearly the danger in the second.
And on 61 minutes, the former AFC Bournemouth man made his telling contribution. Taking a ball from Paterson, he jinked his way to the byline from the right channel and cut inside Artell before burying an unstoppable show past Mayebi and into the far corner.
In fact, Molesley might have netted a hat-trick of long-distance efforts in the space of four minutes. His first effort, a fiercely-struck drive from 25 yards, fizzed inches wide of the far post before his second, from even further out, squirmed through the palms of the Cameroonian keeper but just looped over the crossbar.
The Dragons, meanwhile, offered precious little in return and it was no surprise when Shots made sure of victory 10 minutes from time – Molesley again finding Brett Williams in the left corner.
The Shots top scorer swivelled and floated over an inch-perfect cross into the danger zone and substitute Roberts dived in to head home his first senior goal for the club.
Molesley came within a whisker of adding a third late on with another rasping effort from distance which cannoned off the top of the crossbar but it mattered little – it was already a job well done, as the DVD will testify.
ALDERSHOT: Morris; Oyeleke, Goodman, Webster, Barker; Rowlands, Stanley; B Williams, Molesley; Young (Roberts 67), Paterson (Gibbs 90). Subs: Brown, Wickham, L Williams. Ref: Kevin Johnson. Att: 1,915 (119).