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York City 0-0 Burton Albion

Burton - York action

Promotion-chasing pair York and Burton failed to gain ground on the League Two leaders as they drew a blank at Bootham Crescent.

The visitors started brightly but Callum McFadzean and Lee Bell were denied by York keeper Nick Pope.

Burton continued to press and had the best chance of the game when Billy Kee's 25-yard strike rattled the bar.

Keith Lowe headed wide late on for the hosts but neither team could find a breakthrough.

The Minstermen extend their unbeaten run to 11 games but drop out of the play-off places following Southend's win over Torquay.

Meanwhile Burton stay fifth and are now five points behind Chesterfield who occupy the final automatic promotion place.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I'm delighted with the point. I thought it was a very good, honest second division game with neither side willing to give anything.

"A clean sheet again for ourselves is exactly what we're looking for.

"The work rate and work put in by the players was phenomenal and we've got to keep that going over the course of the next six games and see where that gets us."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"If you look at the chances created, I think we've created quite a lot more than they have and I thought we were in control of the game. It's just that extra little bit of finishing we need.

"Matty [Palmer] has got in a couple of times, Callam McFadzean's got in once, Billy [Kee] has hit the bar and made the keeper scramble, Adam [McGurk] has got into some terrific positions and I was really pleased with what we've done in the 90 minutes.

"You always hope you can keep that continuity and I thought Belly {Lee Bell who came in for Robbie Weir] was really good, so overall, I was very pleased. They're a team that's won eight out of the last 10 games and I felt was though we dominated the best part of the game."

Line-ups

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10PennBooked at 80mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombeBooked at 84mins
  • 27Brobbel
  • 37Reed
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forAndrewat 61'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forJarvisat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 26GrayBooked at 56mins
  • 7Bell
  • 29KeeSubstituted forAlexanderat 73'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 83'minutes
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forHemmingsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 12Hemmings
  • 16Lyness
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,988

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

  4. Post update

    Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

  8. Booking

    John McCombe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by John McCombe (York City).

  10. Post update

    Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Adam McGurk.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ashley Hemmings replaces Callum McFadzean.

  13. Booking

    Russell Penn (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

  15. Post update

    Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Billy Kee.

  19. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale402281064392574
2Scunthorpe401818461372472
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood401981357461165
5Burton40171494237565
6Southend4015141148361259
7Oxford Utd401514114941859
8York401514114638859
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red401315124847154
11Cheltenham401215134653-751
12Mansfield401214144252-1050
13Hartlepool401310174646049
14Accrington401213154749-249
15Newport391213144751-449
16Wimbledon401212164248-648
17Morecambe401212164558-1348
18Bury391017124543247
19Exeter401211174751-447
20Bristol Rovers391113153643-746
21Portsmouth401015154056-1645
22Wycombe401013173948-943
23Northampton40913183354-2140
24Torquay4099223558-2336
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