ALDERSHOT Town boss Mark Molesley felt his side came close to ‘executing the night perfectly’ against Southend United.

A late equaliser from Blues striker Harry Cardwell meant Molesley had to settle for a share of the spoils against his former club.

But Molesley, who bossed the Shrimpers between August and April last season, was pleased with most aspects of Shots’ performance in the 1-1 draw.

“We almost executed the night perfectly,” Molesley told Aldershot’s YouTube channel.

“We played low risk and got into the lead.

“Southend had a lot of possession but I thought we frustrated them and nullified them.

“They had a lot of the ball but I thought we defended excellently and worked so hard.

“We played low risk but unfortunately we took a risk at the wrong place at the wrong time and we’ve been cruelly punished for it but that’s the nature of the league.”

The draw pushed Aldershot up to 15th in the National League table.

And Molesley was pleased to add another point to the tally.

“You can’t underestimate a point sometimes,” said Molesley.

“We’ve nullified a very, very good Southend side and frustrated them at times.

“They had a lot of the ball but I don’t think our goalkeeper was called into action too much.

“We had our counter attacking chances as well but we can make it a good point if we follow this up on Saturday.”