Dean Holdsworth tried to take the positives out of Aldershot's 4-3 defeat at Torquay - despite being three goals up.
Craig Reid's hat-trick inside 47 minutes put the Shots firmly in the driving seat in Tuesday night's League Two clash at Plainmoor, but Billy Bodin's first for Torquay, just a minute after Reid's third of the night, sparked a recovery which very few would have anticipated.
Holdsworth said: "It's a cruel game. We have got picked off by a good side but I will still take a lot of positives about getting three goals away from home, the system we played, the work-rate and the way we played.
"You have got to give them credit because Torquay are a good side, and to be three up against them says a lot about us and the way we played.
"I want us to play attacking, positive football and I think that was the best first half of football we have played this season. We will stay positive, it's the only way to be.
"Craig Reid was superb and fully deserved his hat-trick. There were some great performances out there and I honestly think that the conditions - the weather - played a major part in the game."