Harriers were held to a rare goalless draw at Aggborough on Tuesday night as they and Aldershot played out a stalemate that was high on energy but low on chances.
It was Aldershot who peppered Nathan Vaughan
's target early on with Mark Moseley and Martin Rowlands taking aim with efforts, Michael Gash having Harriers' first attempt with a looping attempt after a dozen minutes that flew over before, ten minutes further on, sweeping in a cross that his strike partner Anthony Malbon
Just after half an hour the visitors had an ideal chance to take the lead but Jake Goodman could only fire over on the angle when well placed and having picked up the ball from a corner, this being one of the hosts rare first half openings.
The start to the second period was bright from Steve Burr's men as Malbon found himself set free by Jackman's pass but only able to shoot into the side netting, Jamie Grimes nodding wide from a corner at the far post soon after.
Close to the hour mark Lee Vaughan
picked up a strong Lee Fowler pass and charged at goal before unleashing a drive that Pope kept hold of, Burr then making a double change by throwing on Amari Morgan-Smith and Kyle Storer.
With 20 minutes left AMS wriggled free on the edge of the area before his attempted shot was deflected into the path of Malbon who snatched at it with a shot that goalkeeper Powell was again equal to.
Both sides attempted late charges and Jamie Grimes almost forced home an injury time corner but in the end it was all-square.