Honours even in Pirelli stalemate: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Football News

Burton battled to a share of the points against Port Vale as a fast and furious Staffordshire derby ended goalless.

Marc Richards looked the man most likely to break the deadlock in a tightly-fought first half in which chances were few and far between. Home keeper Adam Legzdins tipped over a shot from the visiting skipper in the 22nd minute before using his legs to deny the same player a minute later.

Burton struggled to make openings and their only notable effort was top-scorer Shaun Harrad's well-struck volley from the edge of the area in the 27th minute.

Defences continued to dominate after the break, though Legzdins had to push a shot from substitute Sean Rigg round a post in the 63rd minute.

Burton had to wait until the 84th minute for another decent opening but midfielder Russell Penn drove his shot wide.

Vale had Burton hanging on in the closing stages but Doug Loft failed to hit the target from 20 yards.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Russell Penn
Doug Loft
Marc Richards
Adam Legzdins
Port Vale
Sean Rigg
Burton Albion
League Two
Shaun Harrad

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again