Both teams began the match in need of a victory, as they sat mid-table. Wishaw had seven points from six matches played, and Aston Villa had managed just one win this season albeit from only three games.
Wishaw started the match the much better team and took an early lead through Adam Lynch after 3 minutes, which came from a great corner delivered by Adam McCrae.
Only minutes later, McCrae should then have made it two with a simple finish but his shot was inadvertently cleared off the line by his own player Mark Cairns following another corner.
The away side were the far better team throughout the opening 20 minutes, dominating possession and the game could easily have been out of sight for them. They would soon regret not taking their chances.
Aston Villa finished managed to create some pressure on the Wishaw defence, and with their first real opportunity of the game Aidan Jenkins grabbed an equaliser after 22 minutes with a good finish from a tight angle.
This really put Wishaw on the back foot and the home team grew into the game, creating chances and becoming the much better side.
They had a wonderful chance to take the lead after 35 minutes, when Sean Stewart went clean through on the left hand side of goal but put his shot wide with Ross Davie in goal scrambling across. The home team were cranking up the pressure on the away goal.
Jenkins looked to add to his tally just before half time with an ambitious effort from 25 yards out that smashed against the cross bar with the Wishaw goalkeeper well beaten. This meant the match would be 1-1 at halftime.