Scott bemoans Bees drama

Aldershot boss Andy Scott was left heartbroken as events elsewhere effectively ended the Shots' hopes of staying in the Football League.

Last Updated: 20/04/13 at 19:49

Andy Scott: Survival hopes for Shots slim

Andy Scott: Survival hopes for Shots slim

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Michael Rankine's second-half goal meant Aldershot thought they would go in to the final day of the season with a sniff of survival but late drama at Barnet means they will now need a miracle on the final day of the season.

Barnet led 1-0 courtesy of a Jake Hyde strike in the 81st minute at Underhill only to concede a last-gasp penalty which was then saved by Graham Stack as Scott and co went through a rollercoaster of emotions.

That result means basement boys Aldershot are now three points behind both Barnet and Dagenham but with a much poorer goal difference, leaving Scott to face the reality of a return to non-league football.

"It's amazing the set of events. The results that have gone against us in the last couple of weeks, when we've put in decent performances, has put us in a position where we need snookers to get out of it," said Scott.

"We did our job, we got the result, it wasn't a great game. There was a lack of quality but no lack of heart and enthusiasm.

"It rubs your nose in it when the results come in, especially with Barnet conceding a 94th minute penalty and saving it. It rubs salt in the wounds. It's a bad day for us, a very, very bad day for the club and for everyone associated with it but we've got to make sure we assess why this has happened.

"There's lots of things to improve on and maybe now's the time to reassess things and make sure this doesn't happen again because this is a club that can go forward.

"It's a horrible day and not one you want to repeat but this club has been through a lot. I will sit down with the board and directors to see what their ideas are to make us a forced to be reckoned with next year and to bounce back up at the first time of asking next year."

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