The Shots gave a much-improved performance and earned a hugely creditable 2-2 draw on a sweltering afternoon against MK Dons.
Nicky Maynard gave the visitors a deserved early lead, as reward for their initial dominance, but Aldershot Town – and particularly Charlie Walker – were resurgent in the game’s second quarter and went on to take the lead just two minutes after the break.
Walker’s stunning 30 yard shot into the top corner – “a wonder strike” said Gary Waddock – was a superb equaliser, and Liam Bellamy fired in a low angled drive across goalkeeper David Martin to put The Shots in front.
By them, though, Walker had been carried of with an ankle injury which took some gloss off the display.
A familiar figure brought the Dons level on 69 minutes, as former loanee Giorgio Rasulo tapped in the rebound as Mark Smith tipped Ed Upson’s free-kick onto the post. But it was nonetheless a pleasing afternoon for The Shots.