Sorry second half for Burton denies them a victory
BURTON conceded three goals in the space of four minutes as Nottingham University battled back from 3-1 down to secure victory.
The visitors started the game nervously, with the new University pitch playing with enough bounce to make the Burton players have to think about each move.
And they found themselves a goal down when skipper Paul Scarborough lost the ball on Burton's left and some swift passes saw Nottingham University take the lead.
Burton bounced back in typical style and, through a Mark Northcott drag-flick, levelled the scores as the university keeper waved the ball past into the top corner.
With a home player sin-binned in the build-up to the awarded flick, Burton also had a man advantage and they took advantage of this by going 2-1 up through a Northcott reverse-stick effort shortly afterwards.
Burton then found themselves 3-1 up after a ball into the D from Keiran Heath set up Scarborough.
Notts pulled a goal back before half-time and levelled early in the second half.
And, from then on, it was a different story with the University side allowing the Burton players little time on the ball.
With 15 minutes remaining, Burton felt they should have been awarded a short corner as James Margetson was tackled from behind inside the opposition D.
However, play was waved on and another simple finish completed the comeback as Notts went 4-3 up.
Burton continued to press for an equaliser but to no avail and, with 10 minutes remaining, Scarborough was sidelined for five minutes after the umpire brandished a yellow card — all too quickly in Burton's opinion.
As Burton pushed forward, Notts scored three simple late goals to seal a remarkable comeback.