Aldershot Town assistant manager Hugo Langton admitted everything that could go wrong did go wrong after the Shots crashed to a 5-0 defeat at home to AFC Fylde in the National League on Tuesday night.

The Shots fell behind in the 28th minute at the EBB Stadium when Jon Ustabasi poked home after Coby Rowe headed away a corner.

The visitors then doubled their advantage on 33 minutes in controversial circumstances.

Josh Kay finished well into the bottom corner past Jordi van Stappershoef, but the Shots believed there was a foul in the build-up to the goal.

Cian Harries complained to referee Jason Richardson about the decision and was sent off, leaving the Shots with ten men.

Fylde soon made their numerical advantage count and scored their third goal in the 37th minute when Nick Haughton fired a low effort into the bottom corner.

The Shots nearly pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time, but Josh Stokes’ effort rattled the crossbar.

Fylde kept the pressure up in the second half and made it 4-0 on 51 minutes when Kay fired home to score his second of the night.

Aldershot’s misery was completed in the 88th minute when Danny Ormerod headed the ball back across goal for Joe Westley to poke home on the line.

The Shots also picked up a couple of injuries on the night with Josh Barrett coming off in the first half and Rowe limping at the end of the game – although Rowe played on as Shots boss Tommy Widdrington had already made his three substitutions.

"Everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” said Langton.

“We went down to ten men and we've probably played the last 20 minutes with the equivalent of nine men because Coby's whacked himself.

“It's difficult enough to play against a team when they're on fire like Fylde have been lately.

“With ten men makes it harder and then you're essentially carrying an extra player with nine so it was tough but it's just one of those nights.

“We've always been one of these teams where we don't get overly excited when we have good wins.

“We get on with the next bit of business and it's got to be the same when we lose.

“Whether we lose narrowly or not we've got to get on with it and it's got to be back to business.

"It's very easy to stand here and blame external factors but we've got to do better to keep the ball out of the net.

“It's not right to blame external factors when you've got to look at yourselves and there's certainly some things we know we've got to get better at and we'll keep working at that.

"Cian obviously felt aggrieved about the events that unfolded – whether he deserved to go or not I don't know.

“I've heard why he went but I don't want to comment on it because I don't think it's fair without seeing it properly.

"We have got good players here and we've had an off night.”

The Shots fans stuck with their side throughout the 90 minutes, and Langton appreciated the support

"The crowd have been brilliant with us – they understand the progress the football club's made this season and the type of football we play," he said.