The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

BUR­TON’S games with York tend to be tight and un­flinch­ing af­fairs. Both meet­ings last sea­son end­ing in stale­mate with only two goals scored.

Given York’s record of five draws in six League Two games this term and Bur­ton’s rep­u­ta­tion for miserly de­fend­ing, another close en­counter looked on the cards.

The first half went to form with the sides can­celling each other out and cre­at­ing few clearcut chances.

But Bur­ton have a habit of get­ting stronger the longer the game goes on which is tes­ti­ment to a well-pre­pared side.

Man­ager Gary Rowett feared the fuss over Black­pool’s ap­proach might prove a dis­trac­tion, but his men were in no mood to let him down.

Once they turned up the heat in the sec­ond­half, the Min­ster­men could not cope.

Rowett did well in the sum­mer trans­fer mar­ket, bring­ing in the likes of Stu­art Beavon, Lu­cas Akins and John Mous­inho, and on this ev­i­dence they are al­ready look­ing strong can­di­dates for pro­mo­tion.

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