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Burton Albion 1-1 Exeter City

Adam McGurk rescued a point for Burton as they drew with mid-table Exeter at the Pirelli Stadium.

The former Tranmere winger converted Zeli Ismail's cross to level shortly after the visitors had gone in front with an own goal from Ian Sharps.

Home goalkeeper Dean Lyness parried John O'Flynn's shot against the unfortunate Sharps and into the net.

Exeter's Scot Bennett missed the best chance of a winner for either side, firing over the bar from six yards.

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Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"If you'd told me we were going to draw before the game, I would have been disappointed because it was a big game for us today.

"If we'd won it, it would have given us a big impetus for the next two, but after seeing how the game went and how we played and what the conditions were like, I would have to say it was probably a point gained.

"It might be an important point at the end of the season. We didn't play anywhere near well enough."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forKnowlesat 67'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forAlexanderat 60'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forHusseyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 3Hussey
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 18Knowles

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 69mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 4Bennett
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29Grimes
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 11DaviesBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 8Oakley
  • 10Gow
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,227

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

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

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

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

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Jimmy Phillips.

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

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Booking

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Billy Kee.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ian Sharps, Burton Albion. Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Exeter City 0.

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield29159547262154
2Scunthorpe291312441271451
3Oxford Utd281310538221649
4Fleetwood281531045331248
5Southend28138735231247
6Rochdale2814594334947
7Burton2813873228447
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red29109103736139
10Wimbledon29108113233-138
11Morecambe28108103337-438
12Plymouth2899102531-636
13York30811113437-335
14Cheltenham2881193539-435
15Hartlepool2998123035-535
16Exeter2897123337-434
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth29711113342-932
19Mansfield29711113039-932
20Bury27710103134-331
21Bristol Rovers2879122631-530
22Wycombe2878133238-629
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2758142137-1623
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