Exeter and Aldershot played out a 0-0 draw that helped neither side's cause at either end of League Two.

Debutant Asa Hall had the visitors' best chance when he hit the bar with a header after 24 minutes.

Jamie Cureton was put through five minutes later but Shots keeper Jamie Young was equal to it.

City had a shout for a penalty when a handball appeal was turned down 10 minutes after half time, while Oliver Risser had an 80th minute effort saved.

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Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It makes a nonsense of all the comments we had on Monday about not playing with an out-and-out striker when we had probably three times the shots on goal as Monday night.

"They were incredibly difficult conditions, against 11 very tough players, we played against a lot of supporters not believing in the side and you put all those things together.

"We tried to build something in the second half, we became more attacking the as the game went on.

"I'm delighted with the players, I would've liked to have won the game, but it's a point gained.

"I'm satified, not delighted with everything, but I'm satisfied

Aldershot Town manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I'm really delighted with the point. I thought we were the better side and to come here and put them under the sort of pressure we did, was excellent.

"I thought that if we had scored the winning goal, I would have been delighted. I think that the players gave a good account of themselves today.

"This match was important. We are looking at the games coming up and this will give us great confidence for the rest of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 08 Oakley
  • 28 Molesley Booked (Gosling - 78' )
  • 10 Gow
  • 12 Cureton
  • 21 Bauza (Keohane - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 02 Tully
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 11 Davies
  • 14 Doherty
  • 22 Keohane
  • 32 Gosling

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 Vincenti
  • 23 Bradley Booked
  • 12 Risser
  • 24 Hall
  • 28 Cadogan (Ainsworth - 73' )
  • 31 Rose
  • 10 Hylton (Reid - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 19 Forbes
  • 14 McNamee
  • 17 Mekki
  • 27 Ainsworth
  • 09 Rankine
  • 20 Reid
Ref: Bond
Att: 3,755

Match Stats

Shots

6 9

On target

2 2

Corners

3 6

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:12

Alan Gow concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

87:36

Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd. Jimmy Keohane concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Risser. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

86:15

Jimmy Keohane is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

85:15

Alan Gow has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

81:06 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza goes off and Jimmy Keohane comes on.

80:48

Asa Hall has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

79:54

Shot from 20 yards from Oliver Risser. Save made by Jamie Young.

78:23 Substitution

Substitution Craig Reid replaces Danny Hylton.

77:43 Substitution

Substitution Jake Gosling replaces Mark Molesley.

77:14

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.

72:02 Substitution

Substitution Kieron Cadogan leaves the field to be replaced by Lionel Ainsworth.

72:02

The official flags Jamie Cureton offside. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

71:13

Alan Gow takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Danny Hylton manages to make a clearance.

69:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Jamie Cureton. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

67:37

Sonny Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Guillem Bauza. Matt Oakley produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, clearance made by Peter Vincenti.

66:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

63:59

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Pat Baldwin.

61:58

Sonny Bradley challenges Kevin Amankwaah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

60:47

Close range shot by Troy Brown goes over the bar.

59:29

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose, clearance made by Pat Baldwin. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieron Cadogan played to the near post, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance.

57:20

Danny Hylton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

53:52

Asa Hall challenges Kevin Amankwaah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

48:56

The referee penalises Scot Bennett for handball. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young. Oliver Risser takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

47:12 Booking

Booking Mark Molesley is cautioned.

46:45

Unfair challenge on Sonny Bradley by Mark Molesley results in a free kick. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

45:47

Peter Vincenti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Molesley. Kevin Amankwaah restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:03

Danny Rose has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

43:59

The referee blows for offside against Danny Hylton. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

43:02

Guillem Bauza challenges Anthony Tonkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Rose.

40:16

Effort from outside the penalty box by Alan Gow goes wide left of the goal.

38:21 Booking

Booking The referee books Sonny Bradley for unsporting behaviour.

37:36

Unfair challenge on Jamie Cureton by Anthony Tonkin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Gow. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Gow from the right by-line, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

36:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Hylton. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.

34:14

Danny Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Molesley. Matt Oakley takes the free kick.

32:56

The referee blows for offside. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

29:23

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.

26:16

Unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Jamie Cureton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

22:02

Asa Hall takes a shot.

21:17

Alan Gow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieron Cadogan. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

16:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Scot Bennett. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

14:57

Kieron Cadogan takes a shot. Pat Baldwin gets a block in. Corner taken by Kieron Cadogan played to the near post, Alan Gow manages to make a clearance. Oliver Risser produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

13:26

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Gow, Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.

10:36

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

8:45

Guillem Bauza concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Risser. Kieron Cadogan takes the direct free kick, Long range headed effort from Asa Hall misses to the left of the goal.

8:06

Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

4:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Mark Molesley. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

2:05

Corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from close in by Artur Krysiak misses to the left of the goal.

1:32

Kieron Cadogan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Matt Oakley.

0:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Cureton on Kieron Cadogan. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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