BURTON CONTINUE TO BREAK THE MOULD
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.