League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth0BurtonBurton Albion0

Portsmouth were held to a third straight goalless draw as Burton missed the chance to move into the automatic promotion places.

The visitors nearly took the lead as Jimmy Phillips cut inside and unleashed a low shot which Pompey keeper Trevor Carson gathered at the second attempt.

Billy Kee had Burton's best chance but fired his shot high and wide of goal.

Patrick Agyemang hit the post after he found some space in the Burton box but both sides lacked a clinical edge.

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"We should have won the game. The longer the game went on we never looked like losing it, but yet again there was a lack of responsibility in the final third.

"Scoring goals is the hardest job in football, it wins games and at the moment we haven't got enough people who want to do that.

"I look and I think 'who really wants to be the one that scores a goal?'. Who wants to go and score the goal and be the hero in front of the fans at home and score the winning goal?"

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's hard to come to a place like this with an excellent crowd where the results have picked up at home recently, but I thought we had by far the best of the first half. I felt as though we controlled the first half.

"Maybe that was the players feeling the long journey in their legs, because Billy [Kee] had two excellent chances where he couldn't quite move his feet quickly enough where you'd normally have put your house on him scoring them.

"Their team selection was interesting because he went quite big up front. We knew we were going to have to stop balls coming in the box because their set-pieces were going to be difficult for us to defend, and I felt as though we did that really well."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 5Devera
  • 17Shorey
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 3N'GalaBooked at 63mins
  • 26ChorleySubstituted forBradleyat 45'minutes
  • 8PadovaniBooked at 84mins
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forWallaceat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 20TaylorSubstituted forJervisat 70'minutes
  • 23Agyemang
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 28Drennan
  • 31Racon
  • 32Jervis
  • 35Wallace

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 21Holness
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 7Bell
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forMcGurkat 64'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forGrayat 80'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 64'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 26Gray
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
12,780

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  5. Booking

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Devera.

  10. Booking

    Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Billy Kee.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.

  20. Booking

    Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.