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Hartlepool United 1-1 Burton Albion

Burton stretched their unbeaten run to seven games as they drew at Hartlepool.

The Brewers took the lead as Chris Hussey fed Phil Edwards who turned to volley under goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Burton should have doubled their advantage but Matty Palmer fired wide before Edwards cleared Andy Monkhouse's effort off the line before the break.

Pools equalised as substitute Brad Walker curled in a first-time shot from 18 yards and Luke James almost won it for the hosts but his shot flew wide.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was always going to be a difficult trip. The conditions weren't easy, but I have to say, for 60 minutes, that's probably as many chances as we've ever created. I do feel as though the game should have been completely put to bed.

"We had lots of breaks, lots of quality and it was just that last little bit where we couldn't quite manage to put the icing on the cake. Had we had gone two or three up, which I think we were worthy of, the game would have been over.

"I turned to Kevin Summerfield [assistant boss] after about fifty five minutes and said 'we ain't gonna win this'. You could just sense it. We didn't take our chances and I think when you play that well away from home for the first hour, you've got to score goals."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 67'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonBooked at 66mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 33James
  • 10PooleSubstituted forFranksat 63'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 22Holden
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forDiamondat 45'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 6SharpsBooked at 71mins
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 17Phillips
  • 8WeirBooked at 37mins
  • 29KeeSubstituted forHoweat 71'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forReedat 75'minutes
  • 3Hussey

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 5Diamond
  • 9Howe
  • 10Reed
  • 18Knowles
  • 22Dyer
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,595

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

    Rene Howe (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neil Austin.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  18. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam Reed replaces Adam McGurk.

  20. Booking

    Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.