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- SECOND HALF IS IN PROGRESS
- BURNLEY 0 ALBION 0
- Kightly hits post for Burnley (17)
- Heaton denies LuaLua
- One change from Derby game
- Barnes on bench for Burnley
- Clarets unbeaten at home
- Full coverage in The Argus tomorrow
There were no late scares
Final: Burnley 0 Albion 0
Ulloa was booked for dissent in added time
Orlandi played creator on the next attack but his low cross seemed to taker Ulloa by surprise and the ball bounced off the striker’s shins and through to Heaton.
Then Orlandi had a glorious chance as the ball came off Shackell and put him in on goal but his volley was blocked by the impressive Heaton.
Attendance: 11,054 (inc 248 away)
Kuszczak rescued his side again when he tipped a miscued Ulloa clearance on the post after a free-kick was delivered from wide.
Ulloa recovered well to hook the loose ball away from right in front of goal.
As the attack continued, the keeper dived to his right to hold Mee’s well struck 25-yarder.
Then Kuszczak clung on to uet another volleyed cross from the troublesome Trippier.
Then Jones curled just too high after neat build-up by the hosts – but Kuszczak seemed to have it covered.
Trippier’s crosses were a persistent threat. He picked out Vokes at the far post and the striker’s header was well pushed behind by Kuszczak, who then punched away the corner under heavy pressure.
Albion successfully defended a corner and broke away but Orlandi shot wastefully high and wide.
David’s last action was a tempting free-kick to which Ulloa almost got a touch.
Then Ulloa sent a very optimistic volley wide from LuaLua’s lay-off.
Orlandi replaced David on 67 minutes.
Again Trippier improvised to volley in an early cross . It cleared all his team mates but flicked off Greer to bring a corner – which Albion cleared.
The next flag kick was played more inventively to Ings in front of the near post. He again turned sharply and dug out a ball to the far post but Duff forced it wide from close range at full stretch.
Ulloa was shoved over from behind by Mee and David’s resulting free-kick eventually led to a half chance. It fell to LuaLua on the left whose miscued low cross was controlled on the edge of the box by Upson. But he sent a difficult volley as the ball reared up straight at Heaton.
Ings produced a bit of magic by the corner flag to nick the ball away from Andrews, turn and get in a cross which Ward cleared for a corner with a diving header at the far post.
SECOND HALF: Aspinall "More of the same, a bit more quality in the final third, and we could go on and win this" #bhafc #northstandchat— @BBCSussexSport 28 January 2014
LuaLua was penalised for handball as he closed down Trippier tight to the touchline, through it was hard to see how he could have got out of the way. Jones whipped an inswinging free-kick and Vokes’ glancing header drifted wide of the far post.
Neither team made a change at the break. Albion were now hoping to launch attacks on the goal closest to their travelling fans.
Trippier was tracking back to defend against Trippier. He was penalised for a trip in added time and received a lecture from ref Langford.
Jones took the resulting free-kick but it was overhit and Kuszczak held.
Half: Burnley 0 Albion 0
#bhafc matching Burnley. LuaLua has forced two saves out of Heaton.— @AndyNaylorArgus 28 January 2014
Every now and then it looked like Albion might thread something together.
Heaton had to come out smartly to grab LuaLua’s intended through ball off the toes of David.
The home keeper was less tested by a tame Forster-Caskey volley, although at least it was an effort on target.
Burnley were playing in fits and starts. They cranked into gear to work room for Trippier to cross from the right but Bruno headed away beyond the far post.
Another cross from right-back Trippier was volleyed clear by Andrews.
Forster-Caskey looked to get Ulloa in behind the defence but Heaton came out of his area to boot the ball to safety in the stand.
RT @KieranMaguire: #bhafc fans as seen from the home end tonight http://t.co/VCZpRPF5AZ— @Charlie_BHA 28 January 2014
Greer’s boot was raised too high as he challenged Ings just outside the box to give Burnley a free-kick and Jones’ curler might have troubled Kuszczak had it not deflected off the wall and out for a corner which was easily dealt with.
Albion had a great chance to go ahead when a long ball forward was headed away only as far as LuaLua, who burst between two defenders to be clean through on goal – but Heaton blocked his shot.
The corner eventually fell to LuaLua out on the left and he cut in and fired a right-fo0ted drive which Heaton held low down.
At last Albion strung together some passes and David had a go from 25 yards, his effort taking a nick off a defender as it flew too high.
Burnley were playing some nice stuff. Slick passing from the back opened space for Trippier to get in a cross which Bruno headed away from Ings at the far post.
For once, Albion were struggling to get and retain possession.
Trippier improvised brilliantly to volley in a cross on the run and this time Greer got the important clearing header.
Jones was a threat, he sent Kightly away to run at Bruno, who stood his ground and got in a tackle.
The resulting corner was taken short by Kightly to Ings whose return pass got Kightly into the box. He shot from a narrow angle and the ball crashed back off the near post.
Andrews stepped in and made a timely intervention on the edge of his area.
When Albion moved forward, LuaLua went down and needed attention – which did not amuse the Burnley faithful.
Glad LuaLua is starting. He scares the opposition. Felt he was under-used away from home during GP's reign. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 28 January 2014
It was a sedate start - but Jones unlocked Albion with a neat through ball into the path of Vokes. It took a sliding tackle from the alert Greer to usher the ball away from Vokes' run and out for a corner which Kuszczak held cleanly.
The tests don’t get much tougher than this. Away to the third-placed team in the Championship and visiting a side unbeaten on their own Turf.
We are undcer way with one change for Albion compared to their last league game at Derby – LuaLua in for Orlandi.