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Posted Tue 18 Mar 14 at 21:30 PM

REPORT: A POINT AT ALDERSHOT

Harriers moved into the play-offs and picked up a third clean sheet in four games as they secured an away point in a 0-0 draw at Aldershot Town on Tuesday night.

It wasn't a vintage start down south thanks to a cagey start that saw neither side really excel, Aldershot's Brett Williams hitting one volley over before Amari Morgan-Smith and Josh Gowling both, up at the other end, planted headers wide from corner kicks.

 The latter was the better opening of the two as the defender met a Gittings delivery but the former Lincoln man could only nod it a few inches above the bar.

Past the half hour mark Jamie Grimes lifted the ball into the area and on to it latched Anthony Malbon who turned and bent a curled effort towards Morris that drifted agonisingly off target.

Harriers had created the most of the chances to that point but then the home side took over with a succession of openings of their own, Danny Jackman doing well to block a Josh Scott shot before Adam Mekki warmed the hands of Lewis with a shot and Bradley Bubb directed a header wide.

Four minutes after the re-start Lewis did well to hold under pressure from Brett Williams' cross that Lee Vaughan almost inadvertently diverted past his own stopper but, up at the other end, sub Nick Wright did superbly to beat two defenders with his trickery only for his cross to go along the face of goal unmet.

With a quarter of an hour to go Josh Scott met a ball from the lively Anthony Tonkin as the defender charged upfield, he got good contact on it but could only divert it wide of the target on the stretch.

Morgan-Smith was next to try and find a breakthrough but he could only direct an overhead kick above the target under pressure from a crowd of bodies; Jordan Roberts then up at the other end heading his own attempt straight at Lewis.

Inside the last ten minutes the home side had a crucial chance as things became stretched, a strong cross from Williams out wide was directed towards Roberts at the far post who could only plant it away from goal.

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