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Burton Albion fans’ reaction to the 0-0 draw at York City

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

  • Burton Fans at York York City v Burton Albion Bootham Crescent

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AT THIS point of the season no game is easy.

York are challenging us for a promotion place and have been consistently good for many games now.

They concede very few goals and we know that currently this is an area Albion struggle with.

Albion started the game well and they clearly had come to York to take three points away.

There was nothing in their style of play to suggest that they would be content with a draw.

The whole team put in a solid performance and when they work together like this there is no outfit in League Two that can beat them.

The new faces in the team displayed plenty of potential talent and as they settle in there looks likely to be goals scored by all of these newcomers.

The defence was as sound as it normally is. Phil Edwards is such a rock-solid defender – he must be a real contender for player of the season.

Lee Bell looked better for his recent rest and teamed up really effectively with Matty Palmer in midfield.

Billy Kee is playing really well at the minute, with plenty of confidence and imagination.

Some of his shots on Saturday were chances he created from nothing.

The only downside was that Albion could not convert their chances into goals.

Hopefully this is something that will change soon as it will be vital to get into regular goalscoring ways if we end up in the play-offs.

The team is good enough to get an automatic promotion place if they take the chances that are placed before them in games.

If they don’t, then I still don’t see any way that we wouldn’t get at least a play-off place.

Though, after last season’s experience, I am not looking forward to the prospect of the play-offs, and the disappointment that goes with it for the majority of teams.

I pray we make it easier on ourselves and go for a top-three finish.

Steve Smith

Settle for that but very frustrating not scoring again

Michael Driver

Don’t think we’ll be destroying anyone but the defence is good enough to face any attack. (we need) home leg for playoffs first – if we take a lead we’ll have no problem protecting it away.

If we have an away leg first and lose can see it being difficult to chase the game at home.

Josh Gregory

Don’t buy that we dominated the game, though we arguably shaded it and it could have gone either way.

Thought it was a good performance and both sides defended superbly.

Good point, solid six-point cushion, carry on how we’re going and we can enjoy the play-offs.

Philip Jones

Game again we should have won. Hemmings looked good in the few minutes he was on.

But to gain automatic promotion or gain momentum for the play-offs, we need to win games and score goals

Anton Williams

A good point gained overall, pretty fair result for both teams.

But, as others have said, to progress we need to score goals.

Although defensively we probably look better than we ever have, scoring goals at the other end is a problem.

I think (Ashley) Hemmings should have come on a lot earlier that he did.

Reg Drew

I would have taken a point before the game against a fellow play-off team on a good run.

But York were really quite poor, they didn’t offer anything really and I don’t know how they’d won six in a row.

So I’m actually disappointed it wasn’t three, but apart from Kee hitting the bar, we never looked like scoring.

Hemmings looks okay so far, direct and willing to shoot.

Matthew Buckley

Against the form side, that was a good point and the main thing is we keep the gap between us at six points – would be nice to actually take our chances though.

Nigel Mason

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