Date: 6th September 2009 at 4:22pm
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Late goals from Danny Hylton and Marvin Morgan rescued an unlikely point for Aldershot as they came from two goals down against win-less Hereford to claim their first ever league point against the Bulls.

The Shots remained un-changed from the side that won at Grimsby last week, while Hereford boss John Trewick made four changes from the side that drew 2-2 with Port Vale a week ago, as Ryan Valentine, Kenny Lunt, Glen Southam and Lee Morris came into the side.

A minute’s silence was perfectly observed before the game for Aldershot’s late chairman John McGinty who passed away a fortnight ago aged 72. A lot of John’s family were present for the match and memorial service that followed.

After a bright start from the Shots it was the visitors who took the lead after just three minutes. Morgan was penalised for handball inside the box and Tristan Plummer converted the spot kick to give Hereford the perfect start.

Things got worse for Aldershot after fifteen minutes when midfielder Ben Harding was forced off through injury, following a challenge by Ryan Green. John Grant came on to replace him and almost made an immediate impact, heading just wide from Soares’ cross.

The home side were piling on the pressure in search of an equaliser and Scott Donnelly went close with a twenty yard drive. Hudson also went close for the home side, but he dragged his effort wide.

Hereford had a chance to extend their lead after 25 minutes, as Marc Pugh broke forward past Hinshelwood and Winfield and had Morris in support, but his shot was blocked and cleared by Chris Blackburn.

The Shots had further chances to pull level as the half drew to a close, after some good work by Andy Sandell, Morgan was played in but his effort was well saved by Bulls’ keeper Bartlett.

After Harding’s lengthy injury, five minutes were added on to the end of the half as Hereford went in 1-0 up.

Half time: Shots 0-1 Hereford.

The hosts made a bright start to the second half and created their first chance within a minute of the restart. Marvin Morgan laid the ball off for John Halls on the edge of the box, but his effort was straight at the Hereford keeper who made a comfortable save.

The Bulls broke clear as Morris and Plummer linked up, but Ruiz made one of his first saves of the afternoon.

Aldershot began to find their rhythm as the half wore on and won a succession of corners. John Grant had the best chance to convert one of these corners, as he rose at the far post but Bartlett made yet another save to keep Hereford in the lead.

With twelve minutes remaining Hereford broke forward to double their lead against the run of play. Tristan Plummer out-paced Winfield and cut inside to beat Ruiz at his near post, as the visitors looked like picking up their first league win in fifteen attempts.

The Shots knew they had to respond quickly to have any chance of a come-back. Grant headed just wide, Donnelly had his effort saved and Sandell was also denied by Bartlett in the Hereford goal.

With four minutes remaining the Shots were given a life line. Kirk Hudson delivered a cross which was flicked on by Donnelly into the path of Danny Hylton who headed home at the far post.

Just ninety seconds later Marvin Morgan got on to the end of a through ball and slotted home to level the match for the Shots and send the home fans into raptures.

With the wind in their sails the Shots very nearly got a third as Donnelly’s through ball found Morgan, but his effort went inches wide of the post.

The final whistle sounded and Aldershot celebrated an unlikely point, however they could have easilly collected all three.