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Burton 6ths go down fighting at Nottingham

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

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FREE-SCORING Nottingham recovered from a goal down to beat Burton 6ths.

Nottingham immediately pinned Burton back and it was a fired-up Andy Walker at left-back who was key to dealing with their tricky right winger.

On Burton’s first attack John Healey escaped his markers narrowly failed to convert at the far post.

Shortly after Rich MacDiarmid drilled a cross in to the D, Steve Morrison delivered a short pass to Jamie Jenkins who then set up Healey to fire Burton into a surprise lead.

Towards the end of the half Burton conceded a penalty corner and Nottingham took advantage to rifle home an equaliser.

When Burton’s next attack broke down a fast counter-attack saw the skilful Notts midfielder run through the Burton defence and give them the lead.

The second half started with Notts in full flow and Mark Bignall in the Burton goal was forced to make some fine saves.

The two Asker twins were working hard to blunt the pacey Notts fast attacks. With the game in the balance Mathew Taylor and Jamie Jenkins started to create a number of openings and forced a short corner from which Burton nearly equalised.

With 10 minutes to go the Notts skilful midfielder looked like he had another clear run at goal before an over enthusiastic tackle from Walker resulted in a yellow card and penalty flick which was converted.

Burton still had not given up and forced another short corner which pin-balled around the D. Shot after shot were saved while the umpires failed to spot a defender’s foot as Burton slipped to defeat against a side odds on for promtoion.

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