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16:06 23rd December 2009

Perfect Pearson on Song For Brewers

It was the visitors who got off the best start at the Pirelli Stadium. Oliver Bozanic had a shot charged down by Tony James and Marlon Jackson's cross managed to evade everyone in the six yard box.

But with the Brewers first real attack on 7 minutes they were unlucky not to win a penalty when Paul Boertien's cross appeared to be handled.

Keith Gilroy showed some lovely skill on the right and picked out Steve Kabba with his cross, but the on-loan Brentford striker headed wide.

Jackson was put through on goal after 16 minutes but his shot was saved by Krysiak before the rebound was scrmabled away by Stride.

The Brewers won a free kick on 27 minutes when Steve Kabba was puched by Anthony Charles. Webster's effort saved at the expense of a corner.

And from the reulting set play the Brewers won a penalty when Tony James' shot was handled by Chris Blackburn. And Pearson obliged from the spot with his sixth goal of the season.

And Pearson doubled the Brewers lead on 39 minutes. A superb passing move down the left resulted in Kabba playing the ball through for Pearson who cooly slipped it past the on rushing 'keeper.

Boxanic shot over the bar shortly after for the visitors from Jackson's cross.

It was 3-0 to Burton on 43 minutes when Kabba scored his first for the club. Anthony Charles' slip in the Shot's defence allowed Pearson to race clear. Jaimez-Ruiz brilliantly denied the hat trick goal but the rebound was straight onto the chest of Kabba and into the net.

The Brewers had another handball decision denied in the area but from the corner that followed Greg Pearson grabbed his hat trick goal, flicking on James' header into the net. The Brewers went in 4-0 up at the break.

Aldershot could have pulled one back less than a minute into the second half. Scott Donelly was sent one on one with Krysiak but his chip sailed over the bar.

Aldershot had two further long range efforts off target and John McGrath tested 'keepeer Jaimez-Ruiz with a dipping volley from the edge of the area.

Marlon Jackson went close with a header on 58 minutes for the visitors but the home crowd were enjoying the Brewers' healthy lead and attacking play.

Aldershot pulled one back in the 67th minute. Substitute John Grant's header was placed out of reach of Krysiak.

Chris Blackburn then struck the post for Aldershot two minutes later as the vistors looked to mount an unlikely come back.

Steve Kabba scored his second of the game on 72 minutes to make it 5-1. Pearson played in Gilroy down the right who squared the ball across the face of goal to hand Kabba a simple tap in.

And the misery was piled on for Aldershot when Anthony Charles was dismissed for a last man challenge on Jacques Maghoma after 76 minutes.

And Harrad made it six for the Brewers on 85 minutes. Great work down the left by Kabba saw the striker through on goal but he unselfishly elected to square the ball for Harrad to tap in.
A perfect hat-trick from Greg Pearson, a brace from Steve Kabba a late strike from Shaun Harrad delighted the Brewers faithful as Burton ran out 6-1 over Aldershot Town.

There were superb performances all over the pitch from the Brewers players as their fluid attacking play was rewarded with 6 goals.

A first half hat-trick from Greg Pearson and a first goal in Brewers colours for Steve Kabba gave Burton a dream 4-0 lead at half time against Aldershot.

Paul Peschisolido named an unchanged outfield line up for the match against Aldershot. The change in goal was enforced on the manager as Shane Redmond picked up a broken finger last week, making way for Artur Krysiak to return.

Aldershot travel to the Pirelli for their 1000 game since their formation in 1992.

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    Burton Albion moved into the £7million Pirelli Stadium in 2005