Date: 30th September 2009 at 9:28pm
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A late equaliser from ex-Shots forward Tim Sills denied Gary Waddock’s men a third successive victory after Marvin Morgan had opened the scoring from the penalty spot at Plainmoor on Tuesday evening.

Ben Herd started for the first time since the opening day of the season and Chris Blackburn started in the holding midfield role. Dean Parrett was missing through illness.

Torquay came into this game on the back of six straight defeats and found themselves 23rd in the table, reflecting a difficult start to their return to the Football League.

The Gulls bossed the first half and had numerous chances to go infront. Some fantastic saves from Shots’ keeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz kept the home side at bay. The home side’s best chance of the half came on 19 minutes, but Ruiz produced a fantastic double save denying both Nicholson and Stevens.

Ruiz also made a fantastic low save to deny Nicholson again, this time from a 20 yard drive.

Despite being on the back foot for most of the half, Aldershot had weathered the storm and it was all square at the break.

The first goal was scored early in the second half. Soares and Morgan linked up well, and after an incident on the edge of the six-yard box the referee pointed to the spot. Marvin Morgan stepped up and slotted home to give Aldershot an undeserved lead.

Aldershot had a golden oppurtunity to score a second and make the game safe late on, but Hudson fired wide.

This proved to be costly, as Torquay United levelled when Tim Sills headed home a teasing cross.

The home side were pressing for a late winner that they probably deserved, based on the 90 minutes. But when going down in the box, goalscorer Sills was given a seecond yellow card for diving.

The whistle went soon after and the Shots had battled hard away from home yet again and managed to come away with a point, making it seven games unbeaten.