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:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"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:

Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"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."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn Booked
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe Booked
  • 27 Brobbel
  • 37 Reed
  • 19 Bowman (Andrew - 61' )
  • 07 Coulson
  • 26 Hayhurst (Jarvis - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 08 Andrew
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri

Burton Albion

  • 01 Lainton
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory
  • 23 Palmer
  • 06 Sharps
  • 25 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 26 Gray Booked
  • 07 Bell
  • 29 Kee (Alexander - 73' )
  • 20 McGurk (MacDonald - 83' )
  • 15 McFadzean (Hemmings - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Alexander
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 12 Hemmings
  • 16 Lyness
  • 17 Phillips
  • 18 Knowles
  • 21 Holness
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 3,988

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

1 6

Corners

5 6

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

90:00 +4:05 Full time

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

89:44

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

89:44

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

85:42

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

85:42

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

84:45

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

83:52 Booking

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

83:41

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

83:41

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

82:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Adam McGurk.

79:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Ashley Hemmings replaces Callum McFadzean.

79:12 Booking

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

79:06

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

79:06

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

75:46

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

75:46

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Billy Kee.

69:11

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

69:11

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

67:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces William Hayhurst.

66:55

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

66:43

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nick Pope.

66:21

Attempt saved. Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

65:21

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

63:26

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

62:41

Attempt missed. Adam Reed (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

62:03

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

61:33

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

61:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces Ryan Bowman.

58:50

Attempt saved. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

55:42 Booking

Booking David Gray (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

55:37

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:37

Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).

50:15

Attempt saved. Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:56

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Michael Coulson.

47:19

Corner, York City. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

42:54

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:52

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

40:20

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:20

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

39:15

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

36:54

Attempt missed. John McCombe (York City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

36:30

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

32:43

Attempt saved. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

32:01

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Davies.

29:19

Attempt saved. Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

26:41

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

25:13

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Davies.

23:04

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

23:04

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

19:41

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

19:41

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:38

Hand ball by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

17:03

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

16:06

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

16:06

Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:19

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

10:47

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

6:05

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

6:05

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

2:28

Corner, York City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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