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Burton Albion 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Burton's Hamza Choudhury looks to win possession in midfield
Burton have only failed to score in three home league games this season

Oldham Athletic moved to within a point of League One safety after edging a fiercely competitive draw with leaders Burton Albion.

Both sides hit the woodwork before the break, the Latics from a corner that bounced to safety off the far post and Albion through Tom Flanagan's header.

But chances were at a premium with just one shot on target throughout.

The Brewers, who are four points clear, would have restored a six-point lead over second-placed Wigan with a win.

But they remain seven points ahead of third-placed Walsall.

Mark Duffy did force Oldham keeper Joel Coleman to palm away a 20-yard free-kick in the second half.

But the visitors, who still have two games in hand on fifth from bottom Blackpool, were good value for a point.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (left) and Burton chairman Ben Robinson
Former Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - now QPR boss - was sat with Brewers chairman Ben Robinson

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Nigel Clough on Burton Albion's 0-0 draw with Oldham

"We probably had the best training session yesterday morning that we've had since we arrived, and that worried us because if you're that good on the Friday you're usually not that good on the Saturday.

"It just happens sometimes. You've seen the honesty of the players all season and they're as disappointed as anything.

"But, as I say, it just happens as a footballer sometimes."

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Sheridan on Burton v Oldham

"I think we definitely deserved something out of the game. We looked good.

"We knew the importance of trying to get something from the game so I'm pleased we've come out with something.

"I think a lot of people probably expected us to get beaten but I think we've shown we're a half-decent side."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30FlanaganBooked at 5mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 34ChoudhuryBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBennettat 78'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 12Butcher
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forWeirat 71'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 6Kelly
  • 36Dummigan
  • 15Winchester
  • 8Jones
  • 21MainBooked at 79mins
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forCassidyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 11Forte
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,283

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Wilson.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Curtis Main.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Aaron Holloway.

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Robbie Weir replaces Tom Naylor.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38236950311975
2Wigan381914564352971
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall381881258441462
6Bradford381710114438661
7Barnsley381851559481159
8Rochdale38169135549657
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Port Vale391511134546-156
11Sheff Utd381510135550555
12Southend381510135049155
13Scunthorpe381411134343053
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon37148155657-150
16Bury381311144861-1350
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield38127194859-1143
19Fleetwood381011174348-541
20Blackpool39109203650-1439
21Oldham37717133650-1438
22Doncaster38910193955-1637
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe38612204068-2830
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