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Bury 0-0 Burton Albion

Zeli Ismail shoots for Burton

Burton Albion missed the chance to go top of League Two after being held to a goalless draw by struggling Bury.

The visitors could have gone ahead in the first half but striker Billy Kee had his header cleared off the line.

Front men Anton Forrester and Daniel Nardiello went closest for the Shakers, but were unable to make the most of the opportunities that fell to them.

Burton drop down to third in the table while Bury remain two points above the relegation zone.

It was a fairly even first half, but neither side were able to break the deadlock, with Kee's header the best chance of the first period.

Bury threatened just before half-time following good work from Chris Sedgwick, who flashed a cross across the face of goal which neither Forrester nor Nardiello could get their foot on.

The home side started better in the second half as Forrester galloped forward before striking an effort over the bar, and strike partner Nardiello's shot was forced away for a corner.

The former Manchester United man had another strike blocked, with neither side being able to find the net.

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Bury boss David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"I'm happy with the performance, we desperately wanted three with our position in the league and after last week's performance as well because our work wasn't right last week and our detail wasn't right. This week it was.

"I've been able to bring in some more quality to the football club and it was completely evident.

"I thought we kept the ball really well in the second half, we just needed to bring a bit more tempo into it."

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"Well, I think if you'd told me before the game, I was a little bit concerned that we wouldn't quite have the same legs that we normally have and the same bit of energy that so often defines our performances.

"After the first half we had we probably had the best chances, and just didn't put them away, [we] just didn't work the keeper often enough.

"I think Billy [Kee] has had a great one from a corner which you'd normally tuck away and another one quite quickly after that and we got into some really good positions but I didn't think we exploited well enough.

"Second half we just couldn't quite get out. Bury had quite a bit of the ball, created a few chances, not loads and loads but we didn't quite get to grips with the second half."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 29VeseliBooked at 90mins
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 8Miller
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 7Jones
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forDudleyat 87'minutes
  • 18Nardiello
  • 9ForresterSubstituted forObadeyiat 59'minutes
  • 10GrimesSubstituted forProctorat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 27Burke
  • 28McIntyre
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 32Dudley
  • 35Obadeyi

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Sharps
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forHusseyat 65'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forBellat 85'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forKnowlesat 66'minutes
  • 17Phillips

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 3Hussey
  • 4Buxton
  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,910

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Burton Albion 0.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Frederic Veseli (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Bury).

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Bury).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Bury).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Tom Soares.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Proctor replaces Ashley Grimes.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Craig Jones.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alexander Diamond.

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

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Billy Kee.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Zeli Ismail.

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alexander Diamond.

Attempt blocked. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tope Obadeyi replaces Anton Forrester.

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anton Forrester (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe26139438241448
2Rochdale26144841311046
3Burton2613762923646
4Southend26136734221245
5Chesterfield25128537221544
6Fleetwood25142940291144
7Oxford Utd25119535211442
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth2697102329-634
12Cheltenham268993337-433
13York2771193232032
14Wimbledon2688102729-232
15Exeter2595113134-332
16Hartlepool2687112733-631
17Mansfield2779112736-930
18Accrington2678113138-729
19Bury26610103034-428
20Wycombe2577113034-428
21Portsmouth26610103039-928
22Bristol Rovers2569102226-427
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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