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One Call Stadium (ATT 3,266) 1st January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Mansfield Mansfield Town vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Stags and Brewers in stalemate

Last Updated: 01/01/14 6:36pm

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Billy Kee: Twice went close to breaking the deadlock

Billy Kee: Twice went close to breaking the deadlock

Mansfield's home clash against high-flying Burton survived two pre-match pitch inspections but only served up a dour 0-0 draw.

For the Stags it was a ninth home game in all competitions without a win, but they at least managed a clean sheet against their promotion-chasing neighbours, who are now 10 games unbeaten.

The first half was a dire affair played in dreadful conditions.

In fact the only real chance came after only three minutes when Billy Kee refused to give in as Ritchie Sutton tried to shepherd the ball out for a goal-kick on the left, won the ball and tried to beat Alan Marriott from a tight angle but saw the goalkeeper parry his effort.

It took the Stags until the 57th minute to even send a shot goalwards, Matt Rhead shooting well wide.

But they were closer after 66 minutes when Ollie Palmer poked a low finish wide of the far post from a James Jennings free-kick.

Eight minutes later Anthony Howell headed an Adam Murray cross wide of the far post.

Albion hit back with two quick chances as Chris Hussey turned a Jimmy Phillips cross into the side-netting and Kee warmed Marriott's hands from 18 yards.

With 11 minutes remaining Shane Cansdell-Sheriff saw a free header from six yards deflect over from a Hussey corner in the game's best chance.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39