NORTHWICH almost nicked a point off the league leaders.
And had they nabbed one then wasteful
Only a glaring miss by Vics sub Cayne Hanley allowed them to skulk off without egg on their face. To talk solely of shot-shy
In an opening period short on incident Rob Gier's bid to score a spectacular own goal from Michael Carr's cross was the most noteworthy moment of the first 30 minutes/ .Adam Morning screwed a shot wide when well-placed but the hosts' rare forays forward were due largely to Aldershot's slick ball retention. They preferred not to shoot at goal though.
Vics were not and Danny Williams' cross was taken off Lucas Akins' toe by a desperate challenge by Anthony Charles.
A moment of magic allowed
There followed Shots' best spell and Chalmers should have scored when Grant found him unmarked inside the penalty area. Instead the former Alty schemer blazed wildly off target. Another of Dino's debutants, Aaron Burns, showed an eye for goal when he volleyed a speculative shot straight at Nikki Bull on the hour, while Bowler was brilliant to stop
Morning then fooled everybody when he stepped over Williams' short corner to make room for Michael Byrne's 20-yard drive only for the ball to be diverted off target by a Shots' defender.
The visitors continued to craft openings at the other end and Anthony Straker's drilled centre was headed horribly wide by Chalmers after he ghosted in at the back post. John Grant was next to spurn a super chance when he spooned over after skipping past Natt Kerr.
Vics reignited the contest 15 minutes from time. Joel Byrom, much more impressive in a withdrawn attacking role after starting the match as a striker, smashed home a volley from the edge of the box to halve his side's arrears. Carr then gave Vics fans a glimpse of what they will miss once he departs after bursting onto Kerr's through ball to fire inches wide from an acute angle.