MATCH REPORT: Boreham Wood 0 Aldershot Town 0

Aldershot Town secured a valuable point as a resolute defence shut out the Boreham Wood attack.

It was an even start to the match with neither side creating any clear-cut chances in the opening 15 minutes at Meadow Park.

Shots boss Danny Searle made one change to the side that suffered a 1-0 defeat to Harrogate with Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong coming in for Ethan Chislett.

In the 20th minute a clattering of bodies saw tempers flare as Dean Rance and David Stephens were left on the floor which resulted in the Aldershot skipper getting a debatable yellow card.

Aldershot’s best chance of the game came in the 31st minute after some brilliant link-up play between Shamir Mullings and Agyepong but his cross was unable to be controlled by Mo Bettamer.

The Shots were strong defensively in the 1st half restricting the home side to efforts from outside of the box.

Boreham Wood were inches away from opening the scoring in the 49th minute after a perfect corner from Sorba Thomas was met by Tom Champion whose headed effort rebounded off the crossbar.

The home side dominated the start of the second half restricting the visitors to very little possession and were beginning to take control.

The Shots first big chance of the game came in the 62nd minute after a precise pull-back cross from Mullings was met by Berkeley-Agyepong but his effort was well saved by Nathan Ashmore.

The substitution of Ethan Chislett had a positive impact for the Shots who began to look more dangerous on the attack.

Moments later the away side nearly took the lead with just over 20 minutes remaining, midfielder Jack Powell’s audacious volley teased the Boreham goal as he beat the keeper but was unable to beat the crossbar.

Boreham Wood nearly took the lead in the 83rd minute but Tyrone Marsh failed to keep his headed shot on target.

The home side thought they had a late winner through a surprise source. Goalkeeper Ashmore tested his opposition number with a punt up field.

That wasn’t the end of the late drama as in the 92nd minute Kane Smith’s ball across goal caused chaos in the six-yard box but Mitch Walker produced a phenomenal save to keep the game tied.

Aldershot will be looking to build on an important point when they face Maidenhead at the EBB stadium this Saturday.

Boreham Wood: 17 N Ashmore (GK), 5 T Champion, 6 D Stephens, 12 J Fyfield, 19 K Smith, 4 M Ricketts(C), 10 K Murtagh, 14 S Thomas, 3 F Ilesanmi, 11 T Marsh, 9 K Thshimanga(76th min J Shaibu)

Unused Subs: Woodards, Mingoia, McDonnell, Thompson.

Aldershot Town: 1 M Walker (GK), 2 R Tinkler, 3 L Kinsella, 4 D Rance (C), 6 K Lyons-Foster, 9 S Mullings, 15 A Finney, 19 M Bettamer (77thmin H Panayiotou), 21 J Berkeley-Agyepong (68th min E Chislett) 25 M Hunt, 34 J Powell.

Unused Subs: Shields, Whittingham, Santos