Burton Albion 0-0 Crawley Town- Report
Report of match 31st March 2012
Burton Albion 0-0 Crawley Town- Report.
Albion hold Red Devils
Promotion chasing Crawley had to settle for a point in a goalless draw at the Pirelli Stadium as Burton continued their improvement under caretaker boss Gary Rowett.
Crawley dominated much of the game but could not break down a determined Albion defence.
Gary Alexander and Scott Davies both went close in the first five minutes and goalkeeper Ross Atkins twice had to come to the rescue of the hosts, tipping over shots from Hope Akpan and Davies.
On the rare occasions when Burton did get forward, Crawley keeper Michel Kuipers comfortably dealt with efforts from Jimmy Phillips and Jacques Maghoma.
The pattern of the game remained unaltered after the break but a wayward Dannie Bulman shot was all the visitors had to show for another wave of heavy pressure.
The Red Devils thought they should have had a penalty for a handling offence by Nathan Stanton in the 77th minute, but referee Roger East brushed aside their protests.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 31st March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Pirelli Stadium|
||0 - 0||Crawley Town
|18||Greg Pearson (Ainsworth 76)|
|7||Lionel Ainsworth (Pearson 76)|
|7||Billy Clarke (Watt 74)|
|2||Scott Davies (Neilson 79)|
|10||Sanchez Watt (Clarke 74)|
|22||Scott Neilson (Davies 79)|
|Burton Albion cards shown|
|69 mins||Andrew Corbett||Unsporting behaviour|
|Crawley Town cards shown|
|72 mins||Kyle McFadzean||Unsporting behaviour|
|75 mins||Sanchez Watt||Unsporting behaviour|