Cheltenham boss Mark Yates was frustrated after failing to see his side come away with anything after Aldershot sealed a 1-0 victory.
Yates, however, refused to lay into his players following their impressive form going into the clash.
Michael Rankine headed home Jermaine McGlashan's 72nd-minute corner to seal a 1-0 victory for the hosts and bring the Robins' three-match winning streak to an end.
Yates said: "Too many boys were not quite at the races. We should have seen it out 0-0 and taken a point, which we would have been happy with.
"We won't beat them up too much as it's the first average performance in eight games, so it's not too bad.
"We should have scored a couple of goals in the first half and we could have done better with some chances we created.
"Second half we didn't get going. One or two looked tired and leggy, which is not pleasing. We'll have a look at how we have trained and prepared, but too many were not up to speed."