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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 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