A Steve Schumacher thunderbolt denied Dean Holdsworth a dream start to his reign as Aldershot manager as Bury held on for a 1-1 draw.
The Bury midfielder's superb 71st-minute strike handed his side a share of the points after Holdsworth's charges had led for most of the match.
Aldershot had taken a 10th-minute lead when Wade Small fed a neat ball to Jermaine McGlashan, who squared for Luke Guttridge to thump home from point-blank range.
Despite dominating possession for long spells, Bury struggled to respond, with Kyle Bennett seeing his powerful cross-shot deflected over the crossbar by Ben Herd.
And they had Cameron Belford to thank for keeping them in the game as he saved smartly to deny McGlashan either side of the break.
Mike Jones wasted a glorious chance, dragging his shot wide from Bennett's delightful through-ball, but the breakthrough finally came when Schumacher rifled a 25-yard bullet into the bottom corner.
A continuous threat, McGlashan had a goal chalked off for offside, while Efe Sodje made a great challenge to deny Danny Hylton an open net.
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