Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth believes his side's battling point in a 0-0 draw with fellow strugglers Wycombe could prove vital come the end of the season.

The Shots were reduced to 10 men after half an hour when Anthony Tonkin was shown a second yellow card for a lunge on Wanderers' player-caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth.

The result saw them fall to the foot of the League Two table but Holdsworth had nothing but praise for his players, who extended their unbeaten run to four games.

"I thought we were fantastic, the tempo in possession was all us," said Holdsworth. "We were causing them trouble at the back post - we worked on that in training and the lads took that on board.

"I've seen the second challenge and I don't think it's a booking, I really don't. I think Anthony Tonkin slipped and there's no intent in that at all. Other than that I thought we showed some fantastic character, some good discipline, and massive desire to keep our two banks of four.

"The only disappointment I have is for the players. If we had scored the first goal when we had 11 versus 11, which I think we should have done, we'd be talking about three points rather than a point.

"When we look back on the results at the end of the season that will be a massive point for us, it really will be. In the big picture of the whole season it was a big point for us."

Ainsworth admitted he was happy with a point at the EBB Stadium, and he said: "Before the game, a point away at Aldershot would have been good.

"The details of the game, with them being down to 10 men, makes it look like we should have taken it, but it's not easy playing against 10 men sometimes - they go ultra-defensive and camp in their half.

"It was a stalemate, but with the injury crisis we have at the moment, any point is a good point."