Stevenage striker George Boyd showed why he has bagged a £260,000 move to Peterborough next week as he struck twice to see off Aldershot's challenge.
John Grant headed against the bar for the visitors before Boyd struck, rifling home from 12 yards.
Aldershot levelled when Karl Beckford converted Andy Edwards' cross but Steve Morison headed in Steve Guppy's centre before Boyd lashed home to make it 3-1.
Kirk Hudson drilled home in stoppage time but Stevenage held on for the win.
Stevenage: Julian, Henry, Nutter (Oliver 26), Gaia, Beard, Miller (Hatton 89), Boyd (Dobson 90), Fuller, Guppy, Nurse, Morison.
Subs Not Used: Potter, Binns.
Goals: Boyd 32, Morison 53, Boyd 73.
Aldershot: Bull, Smith, Day, Edwards (Gayle 65), Williams (Hudson 74), Barnard, Newman, Molesley (Lee 80), Soares, John Grant, Beckford.
Subs Not Used: Wells, Scott.
Booked: John Grant.
Goals: Beckford 36, Hudson 90.
Ref: G Scott (Devon).