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Burton Albion 0-0 Gillingham

Ten-man Burton held on for a hard-earned point from a goalless draw with Gillingham at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Brewers had to play the final quarter of the game a man light after former Leeds youngster Oliver Sarkic picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Connor Ogilvie as Albion tried to launch a swift counter-attack.

A forgettable first half had few highlights with both sides struggling to seriously test the opposition goalkeeper.

John Brayford and Sarkic both saw efforts deflected off target for Albion and Matthew Willock and Jordan Roberts suffered a similar fate when they got in and around the Burton penalty area.

John Akinde was denied a goal after 54 minutes when a deep cross into the box picked him out but his header was straight at Kieran O'Hara who did well to save on the line.

Albion almost nicked it with Brayford's back post header from a corner but Gillingham also went close in stoppage time with Tom O'Connor rattling the crossbar with a rising drive.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 76mins
  • 16Shaughnessy
  • 3Daniel
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 17SarkicBooked at 67mins
  • 23PowellSubstituted forWallaceat 80'minutes
  • 29MurphySubstituted forNarteyat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 6Wallace
  • 8Fraser
  • 9Broadhead
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 18Nartey
  • 24Garratt
  • 27Thomas

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12FullerBooked at 21mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 8WillockSubstituted forGrahamat 66'minutes
  • 17Pringle
  • 24O'Connor
  • 22Lee
  • 10RobertsBooked at 88mins
  • 15AkindeSubstituted forHanlanat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 7Hanlan
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 19Graham
  • 21Walsh
  • 26Woods
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,750

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Gillingham 0.

Hand ball by Kwame Thomas (Burton Albion).

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Burton Albion).

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kwame Thomas.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Brandon Hanlan.

Booking

Richard Nartey (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor.

Attempt saved. John Brayford (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Edwards with a cross.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Kwame Thomas (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Richard Nartey replaces Jamie Murphy.

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Olly Lee with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Conor Shaughnessy.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Conor Shaughnessy.

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces Joe Powell.

Attempt missed. Joe Powell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kwame Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brandon Hanlan replaces John Akinde.

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Gillingham).

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Burton Albion).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kwame Thomas replaces Stephen Quinn.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham30175854302456
2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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