15:56 Saturday 07 December 2013

FULL-TIME REPORT: Fleetwood Town 1, Burton Albion 1


BILLY Kee struck a late, late equaliser for Burton Albion to earn them an FA Cup second round replay against Fleetwood Town as their trip to Highbury Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw.

After an 82nd-minute Jeff Hughes goal looked to have settled tie in the hosts’ favour, substitute Kee squeezed home a leveller to set up a fourth clash in a year between the Brewers and the Cod Army.

Brewers boss Gary Rowett made two changes from the side who beat Plymouth Argyle last weekend, with Alex MacDonald in for Matty Palmer and Rene Howe making his first start in nearly three months in place of Dominic Knowles.

In the first-half, the main talking point was a lengthy stoppage for an injury to Adam McGurk that saw the striker stretchered off with his neck in a brace after being pole-axed by his own goalkeeper.

There were chances for both sides in a relatively low-key start to a tie which has seen nine goals in the last two games.

Jon Parkin, a real handful up front, came close on a number of occasions, the best when he turned Ian Sharps and fired wide shortly before the break.

Before that, Albion’s best chances had both involved McGurk, as he first stung the palms of Scott Davies, with MacDonald unable to fire home the rebound, before McGurk crossed for Hussey, who blazed over from mere yards out.

After the break, Howe came close with a shot from distance that Scott Davies touched onto the post.

But Fleetwood took the lead when, after forcing a corner with a piledriver that Dean Lyness turned behind, Hughes nodded home Junior Brown’s corner.

Albion thre everything forward, and in the last minute, Lee Bell played in Kee, who turned and beat Davies at his near post from a tight angle.

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