The Cherries continued their pursuit of zero points with a draw at newly promoted Aldershot. The home side were quick out of the blocks and flashed a ball across goal early on. The Shots keeper pulled off a fine save from Pitman’s header after 10 minutes, who was again denied soon after. As half-time approached both sides had chances but neither could get the ball in the net.
The second half saw the Shots start convincingly with Soares’s 63rd minute strike giving them the lead. A fortunate off-side decision kept the Shots lead to a single goal. The 77th minute saw the arrival of loanee Sappleton who was quick to make an impression with a unstoppable strike in the 81st minute to earn Cherries a point.