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Exeter City 1-1 Burton Albion

Christian Ribeiro's late goal earned a point for Exeter as they and Burton missed their chance to put pressure on their League Two promotion rivals.

Burton took the lead when Jacob Blythe scored from close range after a cross evaded three Exeter defenders.

Adam McGurk connected with Alex MacDonald's pull back, but it deflected narrowly wide of goal as Burton missed a fine chance to kill the game off.

Exeter equalised when Matt Grimes' corner was headed in by Ribeiro.

A win for Burton would have seen them go joint-top of League Two with Wycombe, while Exeter would have moved into the play-off places with maximum points.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Exeter v Burton

"I feel for the boys because they did ever so well. They deserved the three points today, but it wasn't meant to be.

"Exeter's philosophy is playing football. They have got certain football players here and I think it makes it a very nice game for the neutral.

"I've enjoyed looking at my side today. OK, we didn't get the result we wanted, or deserved, but I enjoyed watching my side today."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 2Butterfield
  • 8Oakley
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19Noble
  • 14Grimes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forMorrisonat 67'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forWheelerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 11Davies
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 34Morrison

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 31MaynardSubstituted forSladeat 70'minutes
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCroryBooked at 90mins
  • 11MacDonald
  • 22Lenihan
  • 8Weir
  • 21MorrisSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 9Beavon
  • 12BlythSubstituted forMcGurkat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 32Matthews
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,381

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

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

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Liam Slade (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Burton Albion 1. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt blocked. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Jacob Blyth.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Darragh Lenihan (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Kelvin Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Alex Nicholls.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Scott Bennett replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Graham Cummins.

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1. Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Damien McCrory with a cross.

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Bryn Morris.

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 6th December 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19115331171438
2Luton19114423121137
3Shrewsbury19113530151536
4Burton2011362623336
5Southend1910452115634
6Plymouth1994622111131
7Newport198742821731
8Exeter208752826231
9Bury199372723430
10Cambridge198383124727
11Morecambe198382021-127
12Portsmouth197572222026
13Accrington198292832-426
14Stevenage197482727025
15Northampton197392727024
16Wimbledon196672427-324
17Cheltenham196581828-1023
18Mansfield196491524-922
19Oxford Utd195682024-421
20Dag & Red1963102530-521
21York1931061823-519
22Carlisle1953112537-1218
23Tranmere1936101926-715
24Hartlepool1933131434-2012
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