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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

26 March 2016

NIGEL Clough names an unchanged side to the one that beat Port Vale 4-0 last week. New boy Tyler Walker was absent as he prepares for his game with England U20s tomorrow.

Oldham looked hungry to get something from the Pirelli Stadium as Curtis Main made way down the right hand side before fizzing in a cross which McLaughlin just watched over his bar.

Flanagan then looked in trouble for the Brewers as he chased Amadi-Holloway but could only foul him on the edge of the box resulting in a yellow card and a free kick which Jones chipped well over the bar.

Lucas Akins was presented with a wonderful opportunity 25 minutes into the first half as Beavon’s hard work and persistence played the Albion winger through on goal before he took it round Coleman in the Oldham goal but his defenders got back well to block Akins’s shot before it crossed the line.

Hamza Choudhury picked up a booking on the half hour mark when he lunged in to a tackle, his third of the game at that point.

Flanagan very nearly scored his first Brewers goal as Duffy whipped in a corner from the right-hand side, he rose the highest but his header cannoned back off the cross bar before Duffy’s return cross made its way over Coleman’s bar and out for a goal kick.

HT: Burton Albion 0-0 Oldham Athletic 

Both teams emerged unchanged after the break.

Tom Flanagan nearly had the ball in the back of the net as Duffy crossed it in from wide right before the Albion centre-half guided a header towards goal which just crept over the corner joint of the crossbar.

Joel Coleman didn’t have much to do in the Oldham goal but when he did he did it well. Mark Duffy lined up a free kick from 25 yards which looked to be heading into the top right corner but Coleman adjusted himself well to get 2 hands to the ball and push it away. 

Tom Naylor made way with 20 minutes to go as he was replaced by Robbie Weir. Hamza Choudhury pushed on forward in to Tom Naylor’s role.

Oldham followed suit by removing Aaron Amadi-Holloway and replacing him with Jake Cassidy.

The Brewers pushed for the first goal as McCrory unleashed a right-footed shot towards goal which he thought took a deflected as it went five or so yards wide but the referee awarded a goal kick.

Leicester City-loanee Hamza Choudhury was replaced by Mason Bennett with 10 minutes to go. Bennett went on the left, Akins moved to the right and Duffy sat just behind Beavon with Butcher in support.

FT: Burton Albion 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Attendance: 4,283

Ash’s man of the match: John Mousinho

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