Charlie Joyce forced home keeper
Phil Smith into a scram bling parry as Aldershot strug gled.
Ben Jackson then took centre stage as he made a brilliant close-range save to keep out a Fagan header before pulling off a spectacular diving effort from a powerful Sam Adkins drive.
Despite having several players missing, it was a creditable display from the Wingmakers, who W made a bright start with home keeper
Danny Hurst by far the busier of the two stoppers.
Rob Hopley should have scored with a header from an Ed Moss free kick and Cameron Darkwah beat the home keeper
following a fine run but hit the post.
Neil Greenwood saved from Vince Berry and Chris Wilson early on before he was beaten by Berry's shot from a Steve Dymock cross.
At the other end Steve Jones saw an effort blocked by Paul Robson and home keeper
Joe Anyon denied Perry a second as it finished honours even.
The hosts almost scored in the fifth minute when James Gambino headed a Michael Pritchard cross against the post, but moments later home keeper
Ben Jones had to produce a great stop from a Darren Thomas thunderbolt.
Nunthorpe then got into gear as Watling forced the first of a string of superb saves from the home keeper
to win a corner.
Alex McCarthy's clearance rebounded off Jo Kuffour for the opener, Paul Heffernan added No.
The home side took the lead after seven minutes through the unmarked Ross Campbell but City equalised in bizarre fashion in the 21st minute when home keeper
Ally Brown punched the ball into his own net as he attempted to clear.
Abbott (right) struck 16 minutes from time, diverting a fine ball past home keeper
Adam Haigh made an excellent save and the Reds equalised with a stunning volley from Sam Boothroyd.