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Barnsley 0-0 Burton Albion

Promotion-chasing Barnsley stretched their unbeaten League One run to 13 games after a goalless draw with Burton.

But the Tykes will consider it as a missed opportunity to strengthen their grip on second after their lead over third-placed Sunderland was cut to four points.

In truth, this was a drab affair with few clear-cut chances and the highlight of the evening was watching Barnsley fan Steve Croft lead the two sides out in this re-arranged fixture.

Five months ago, Croft suffered a cardiac attack in the abandoned home match against the Brewers, and the 61-year-old proudly strode out onto the pitch ahead of the two teams, along with members of the emergency services on a night of fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who were on the scene that day in September.

Following a concerted spell of early pressure, Jamie Allen fired narrowly wide for Burton, who started the game well.

It took Barnsley a quarter of an hour to find their stride, with Mike Bahre first having a shot blocked and a minute later firing an effort narrowly over.

Cauley Woodrow then produced a fine save from Brewers keeper Bradley Collins, before late in the half, Jacob Brown headed Ryan Hedges' cross just off target.

Woodrow blazed Hedges' cross over just before the hour mark, but chances were at a premium, before Brown saw an effort cleared off the line by Burton skipper Jake Buxton after 76 minutes.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 23Pinillos
  • 6Lindsay
  • 5Pinnock
  • 12Cavaré
  • 27MowattBooked at 51mins
  • 8McGeehanSubstituted forDougallat 84'minutes
  • 21BähreSubstituted forThiamat 62'minutes
  • 7HedgesSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 73'minutes
  • 9Woodrow
  • 33Brown

Substitutes

  • 4Dougall
  • 13Walton
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Styles
  • 22Williams
  • 26Thiam
  • 29Adeboyejo

Burton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 40Collins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzean
  • 7Fraser
  • 3Buxton
  • 26DanielBooked at 27minsSubstituted forWallaceat 53'minutes
  • 23Quinn
  • 16HarnessSubstituted forHutchinsonat 81'minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 18MillerSubstituted forBoyceat 46'minutes
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 9Sbarra
  • 11Templeton
  • 15Bradley
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 22Wallace
  • 27Boyce
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
11,778

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Cameron McGeehan.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Marcus Harness.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Ryan Hedges.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

  14. Post update

    Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

  16. Post update

    Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Harness (Burton Albion).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

  19. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley33199559283166
3Sunderland321614257322562
4Portsmouth331710655361961
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Burton331110124240243
12Wycombe331110124247-543
13Southend33124174344-140
14Accrington311010113342-940
15Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
16Plymouth33108154053-1338
17Gillingham33106174457-1336
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Bristol Rovers32810143135-434
20Rochdale3397174167-2634
21Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
22Oxford Utd33712144052-1233
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3385202751-2429
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