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Crowd reaction disappoints Moore

Mansfield first-team coach Micky Moore slammed home fans for booing at the end of their side's 0-0 home draw with title-chasing Burton.

The match had survived two pitch inspections and chances were at a premium in a dire game spoiled by heavy rain, swirling wind and a sodden pitch.

Although Stags had ended a run of 13 games without a win three days earlier at Cheltenham, this was a ninth successive home game without victory.

But Burton were nine games unbeaten and only kept off the top of League Two on goal difference, so Moore said: "I don't get the booing at the end if I am being honest.

"When we played against Accrington and lost 3-2, I could understand it.

"But we have just gone to Cheltenham, who were on a very good run, on Sunday and won and here we've got a clean sheet and point against a side in the top three on a very good run.

"That's four points from two games against two sides from the top seven, which I think is a good return.

"So I was disappointed with their reaction at the end.

"I don't think the lads deserved that as they had worked really hard.

"Neither side could play classic football in those conditions.

"But the effort and commitment was superb and they put their bodies on the line to keep a clean sheet.

"We just needed a bit of luck in the final third.

"I think that was a good point and to keep a clean sheet against a side on a fantastic run was pleasing."