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Hartlepool United 1-1 Burton Albion

Burton stretched their unbeaten run to seven games as they drew at Hartlepool.

The Brewers took the lead as Chris Hussey fed Phil Edwards who turned to volley under goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Burton should have doubled their advantage but Matty Palmer fired wide before Edwards cleared Andy Monkhouse's effort off the line before the break.

Pools equalised as substitute Brad Walker curled in a first-time shot from 18 yards and Luke James almost won it for the hosts but his shot flew wide.

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Post-match: Burton boss Rowett

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was always going to be a difficult trip. The conditions weren't easy, but I have to say, for 60 minutes, that's probably as many chances as we've ever created. I do feel as though the game should have been completely put to bed.

"We had lots of breaks, lots of quality and it was just that last little bit where we couldn't quite manage to put the icing on the cake. Had we had gone two or three up, which I think we were worthy of, the game would have been over.

"I turned to Kevin Summerfield [assistant boss] after about fifty five minutes and said 'we ain't gonna win this'. You could just sense it. We didn't take our chances and I think when you play that well away from home for the first hour, you've got to score goals."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 67'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonBooked at 66mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 33James
  • 10PooleSubstituted forFranksat 63'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forDiamondat 45'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 6SharpsBooked at 71mins
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 17Phillips
  • 8WeirBooked at 37mins
  • 29KeeSubstituted forHoweat 71'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forReedat 75'minutes
  • 3Hussey

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 5Diamond
  • 9Howe
  • 10Reed
  • 18Knowles
  • 22Dyer
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,595

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Burton Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

Rene Howe (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Attempt blocked. Alexander Diamond (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neil Austin.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam Reed replaces Adam McGurk.

Booking

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Rene Howe replaces Billy Kee.

Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Burton Albion 1. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander Diamond (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.

Booking

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces James Poole.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

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2Oxford Utd21108332161638
3Scunthorpe2110742922737
4Fleetwood2111283427735
5Burton2110562522335
6Newport209742921834
7Southend2110472619734
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe229582730-332
10Dag & Red218672926330
11Cheltenham227962931-230
12Exeter218582729-229
13Wycombe217682928127
14Hartlepool217682423127
15Wimbledon207672324-127
16Plymouth217591622-626
17Accrington2165102329-623
18Bristol Rovers215791922-322
19Mansfield215792329-622
20Portsmouth215792736-922
21York214982428-421
22Torquay2156102233-1121
23Bury214892327-420
24Northampton2146111729-1218
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