Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth hailed his side after their 2-1 victory over Swindon put the runaway leaders' imminent promotion on hold.
The Robins only needed a point to secure an immediate return to npower League One but goals from Guy Madjo and Danny Hylton sandwiched Paul Caddis' spot-kick to ensure they will have to wait until at least Saturday before promotion, and possibly the title, can be confirmed.
Holdsworth said: "I'm really happy with the performance and the result, they've had to earn it against a very good side, a side who I believe will go up as champions.
"I thought we rose again to another fantastic occasion, both sets of fans were brilliant in the sentiment they showed for Paolo (Di Canio, Swindon manager) and what has happened in his personal life.
"We had some harsh words with my players when we drew at the weekend, I let them know my feelings and they responded with character.
"I still want more from them in certain parts, but man for man we were brilliant. For a club of our size and our finances we should be around the bottom of the league but we are sitting in the top half of the division and I'm proud of what we have achieved."