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Fratton Park (ATT 14,323) 17th January 2015 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Portsmth 1

J Wallace (36)

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Burton Alb 1

D Lenihan (82)

Burton miss chance to go top

Last Updated: 17/01/15 7:26pm

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Darragh Lenihan: Snatch the winner

Darragh Lenihan: Snatch the winner

Burton missed their chance to climb to the summit of League Two with a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth.

Midfielder Darragh Lenihan levelled in the 83rd minute at Fratton Park after Jed Wallace's 12th goal of the season had put Pompey ahead.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink appeared to be heading for only his second defeat in charge of the Brewers but Lenihan's equaliser rescued his side.

The visitors were on the back foot for large spells of the game after dominating the opening 25 minutes.

Portsmouth striker Matt Tubbs could have opened his account for his new club in the 29th minute but he failed to round Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

A mix-up between Brewers captain John Mousinho and McLaughlin almost led to a bizarre opener but the keeper made amends.

Burton's Damien McCrory wasted a chance when fired over unmarked from a Lenihan cross.

But Tubbs was involved again when he teed up winger Andy Barcham whose volley was tipped onto the post by Brewers stopper McLaughlin, only for Wallace to score the rebound in the 36th minute.

Burton jaded as the game went on, but midfielder Lenihan was allowed to run at goal and his shot fired past Paul Jones seven minutes from time.

Tubbs sought a late winner but his 85th-minute header looped over McLaughlin's bar from substitute Paul McCallum's cross.

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1 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24