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York City 0-0 Burton Albion

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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:

York City boss Nigel Worthington

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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:

Gary Rowett

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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."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10PennBooked at 80mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombeBooked at 84mins
  • 27Brobbel
  • 37Reed
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forAndrewat 61'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forJarvisat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 26GrayBooked at 56mins
  • 7Bell
  • 29KeeSubstituted forAlexanderat 73'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 83'minutes
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forHemmingsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 12Hemmings
  • 16Lyness
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,988

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

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

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

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Booking

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

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Adam McGurk.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ashley Hemmings replaces Callum McFadzean.

Booking

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

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

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

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

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Billy Kee.

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

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces William Hayhurst.

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nick Pope.

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

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

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

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

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces Ryan Bowman.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Michael Coulson.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 0, Burton Albion 0.

Half Time

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale40228102574
2Scunthorpe40181842472
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood40198131165
5Burton4017149565
6Southend401514111259
7Oxford Utd40151411859
8York40151411859
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red40131512154
11Cheltenham40121513-751
12Mansfield40121414-1050
13Hartlepool40131017049
14Accrington40121315-249
15Newport39121314-449
16Wimbledon40121216-648
17Morecambe40121216-1348
18Bury39101712247
19Exeter40121117-447
20Bristol Rovers39111315-746
21Portsmouth40101515-1645
22Wycombe40101317-943
23Northampton4091318-2140
24Torquay409922-2336
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