The Brewers battle back.A 98th minute equaliser from Denny Johnstone earned Burton Albion a more than deserved point on a night when it looked like the Brewers luck was out and relegation battlers Carlisle United were going to escape back to Cumbria with three points.
With over 400 career appearances and and 185 goals, has Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ever been in a game like this before?
“Yes, many times of a player.
“As a manager, not.”
Danny Grainger thrashed in a second minute free kick to give Keith Curle's side a shock lead but from then on it was a backs to the walls job as Albion battled away to try and break down the stubborn resistance of the packed defence.
“They were very difficult to play against but you have to be patient and keep on passing the ball and finding the gaps.
“It wasn’t easy but I think we have created enough to win three matches if you understand me.
"We hit the bar, we hit the post, their keeper has made five good saves…He was their man of the match so I can’t complain.”
With 30 shots going to the Brewers but only seven on target, there were more than enough chances to score, and score more than once too! 70% possession also shows how dominant the Albion were throughout the whole game.
“On a better day we would have scored three or four goals.
“I am proud of the boys.
“They kept on going until the last minute but yes it wasn’t meant to be today.”