Aldershot Town 2 Nuneaton Town 2
Saturday 15th March 2014 (Skrill Premier)
Match report courtesy of Nuneaton News;
The Boro will be kicking themselves after they threw away two points this afternoon.
It was an even start, perhaps with the home side just edging it, but it was still Nuneaton Town who came closest to breaking the deadlock first.
A right wing cross from Phil Trainer found Andy Brown in the middle, the Boro frontman showed speed of thought to get across his man and flash a header just inches over the bar in the 18th minute.
That chance was close, but the one from Bradley Bubb just two minutes later for the home side was closer still.
The Aldershot number 11 chased down what looked like a lost ball in the channel, somehow chipping it over a static James Belshaw before unluckily seeing it bounce back off the far post.
It was time for a defender to show the forwards how to do it, and that is exactly what Gavin Cowan did for Boro in the 27th minute.
A fantastic free-kick was whipped into Cowan in a crowded area, and he held his ground well before heading it past Glenn Morris in the home goal.
Aldershot saw the fight go out of them after the goal and it was no surprise when Boro made it 2-0 three minutes before half-time.
Dave Hibbert was pushed in the back by Adam Webster in the box, enabling James Armson to step up and smash home the spot-kick in calm fashion.
Andy Scott knew he had to make changes at the break and he did, making a double substitution as a signal of intent.
His words, and actions, must have had some effect as the first ten minutes of the second-half was all Aldershot.
It was a case of when the home side would halve the deficit, not if, and the answer came in the 63rd minute.
The Boro defence was caught all ends up as a long ball found both Gav Cowan and Gaz Dean unable to clear the danger.
Aldershot substitute Josh Scott could hardly believe his luck as he smashed home past Belshaw from 12-yards out.
The Boro had no response to the home onslaught and only managed to keep their lead for another 20 minutes.
Martin Rowlands grabbed the equaliser for the home side leaving the keeper with no chance with a well taken volley from 15-yards.