Burton 1-1 Bury: Tyler Walker salvages point for promotion hopefuls
Last Updated: 02/04/16 8:34pm
Ten man Burton Albion had substitute Tyler Walker to thank for grabbing what could be a precious point in the fight for promotion from League One as they drew 1-1 at home to Bury.
The youngster, making his home debut on loan from Nottingham Forest produced an excellent first-time finish in stoppage-time to convert Lucas Akins' cross and keep promotion hopes alive for Nigel Clough's men.
It had looked like being a frustrating day for the Brewers when Leicester City loanee Hamza Choudhury was sent off for two bookable offences with just under 20 minutes to go before veteran striker Ryan Lowe, also on as a substitute, poached a goal totally unmarked at the back post as Burton regrouped.
Second-half substitute Nathan Delfouneso missed with only McLaughlin to beat as Albion pushed forward for the opening goal and Lowe was guilty of a bad miss when clean through on goal, Jon McLaughlin making an excellent save to deny him the chance to put the game beyond Albion.
Although Burton are deposed at the top by Wigan Athletic, Walsall's defeat at Sheffield United extends Albion's lead over third placed Walsall to eight points.