Woking 0 Burton Albion 0

Woking and Burton both went all out for the victory but had to settle for a point apiece after an entertaining goalless draw.

Both defences played their part in two strong team displays - with Tom Hutchinson commanding for the Cards and Burton's central defensive pair of Darren Tinson and Ryan Austin impressive for the visitors.

No-one should be fooled by the scoreline, as there were plenty of chances for both sides and with better finishing - and without the acrobatics of Shwan Jalal in between the sticks for Woking - there would undoubtedly have been goals.

Jalal, who has attracted the interest of Leeds United, made an incredible save from Aaron Webster's header, while both teams had legitimate claims for penalties turned down.

Burton had a wonderful chance to open the scoring in the first minute when a deep cross from the left was headed across goal by Daryl Clare and fellow striker Steve Scoffham stabbed his shot past the post from close range.

Woking had fierce appeals for a penalty waved aside by referee Keith Yeo when Ollie Berquez appeared to be bundled over by Burton keeper Kevin Poole .

The game settled down after that, with Woking probing and Burton attempting to forward it early to Clare.

Despite early promise, the first half failed to spark as it might have done and although both teams tried hard to break the other down - with Woking's 18-year-old Guiseppe Sole demonstrating superb skill and pace - it didn't get going in the final third.

When Burton did break they looked dangerous and Clare missed the best chance of the half ten minutes before the break.

A clever pass from Lee Fowler freed Aaron Webster in the inside left channel. An incisive pass to Clare in the box should have paid better dividends, but the highly-rated striker skewed a left foot effort across the dive of keeper Jalal and wide.

There were injuries for both sides in the second half with Shaun Harrad replacing Scoffham, while Woking reshaped with striker Saheed Sankoh coming on for hamstring victim Gary MacDonald.

It was Burton who had the clearer chances with Fowler curling a shot narrowly wide and Clare forcing a fine save from Jalal, before the goalkeeper pulled off a magnificent stop to prevent Webster from bursting the net from a Chris Hall corner.

In that moment, Jalal showed everybody in the crowd why Leeds are interested in his talents.

The game opened up nicely after that, with Sankoh forcing Poole to tip his 30 yarder around the post, while Hutchinson had a header well saved.

It was Goma Lambu who came the closest for Woking in a phonetic mid-half spell when he found Karl Murray out wide before meeting the return with a snap-shot that went inches past the post.

Late on, Clare sent Harrad away down the centre to give Burton a great late chance, but Jalal was alert to the danger and came out to smother the effort and ensure the game finished all square.