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Match Previews


3 December 2021

BURTON Albion will look to book their place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup as we host Port Vale at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick-off).


Burton Albion will be trialling an extra catering option at tomorrow’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Port Vale.

Don Burger will be bringing a catering unit which will be sited in the pedestrian walkway leading down from Princess Way, easily accessible for fans accessing the home terraces.

The annual supporters’ survey and follow-up forum highlighted the desire from fans for the club to offer extra catering to alleviate queues at some games.

Don Burger has a five-star hygiene rating and specialises in gourmet burgers.

Fans will be able to visit the stand at half-time and during the game if they wish but will need to retain their match ticket stub in order to gain re-entry into the ground.


The Brewers come into tomorrow’s clash after winning back-to-back home games and will be looking to transfer this league form into cup competition. The Brewers’ last FA Cup game was a 2-1 win away at Fleetwood Town, coming from behind with goals from Joe Powell and Daniel Jebbison.

Port Vale have won one of their five last games coming into the fixture. The League Two side however found an impressive route into the second round of the FA Cup, comfortably beating Albion’s League One rivals Accrington Stanley 5-1.


This will be the sides’ 12th meeting since Albion were promoted to the EFL. The Brewers have won four of these ties and drawn three, with Vale securing victories in the other five games.

The last meeting between the two came in the Carabao Cup in 2019 when Albion secured a 2-1 victory at Vale Park. Goals from Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser either side of a Mark Cullen penalty gave the Brewers the win.


Deji Oshilaja returns from suspension and will be available for selection, while there are no new injury worries for the Brewers.


Vale will be without forwards Jamie Proctor, James Wilson and George Lloyd for tomorrow’s game. Youth strikers Eden Bailey and Kamani McFarlane are also ruled out due to injury.


The referee for this fixture will be Martin Coy. Coy has shown 30 yellow cards and one red card in the 12 games he has officiated this season. The last game involving the Brewers that Coy refereed was Albion’s 3-2 home victory over Morecambe in October.

Ian Smedley and Ravel Cheosiaua are the assistant referees while Robert Massey-Ellis is the fourth official.


Fans should note that due to broadcasting restrictions, Emirates FA Cup ties are NOT available for streaming on iFollow Brewers.

The club will post highlights of the game in the days afterwards, once these have been made available by the FA’s broadcasting partner.



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Families can start their matchday experience 90 minutes before kick-off, with a range of fun activities on the 3G pitch next to the BACT building.

The Family Zone will feature music, lots of games and activities, teas and coffees as well as appearances from two first-team players!*

Visitors to the Family Zone will be encouraged to grab an ‘honesty flag’ to use during the game to cheer on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team which we ask you to return after the match.The Family Zone will be open from 1.30pm until 2.45pm.

More information for families:

*Players may be subject to change


Brewers fans are urged to purchase tickets in advance for tomorrow’s FA Cup tie to avoid queues.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app:

Cash turnstiles will not be in operation, but tickets will be available to purchase today for home fans only from the Pirelli Stadium Ticket Office (please note that there is a £2 price increase for purchasing on matchday).

Large queues are expected and identification with a proof of address will also be required.

All supporters will need to abide by our Covid-19 Code of Conduct which can be read HERE

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Match Reports


4 December 2021

BURTON Albion tumbled out of this season's Emirates FA Cup after two goals from Port Vale substitute Dennis Politic in three minutes late in the game turned the Staffordshire derby on it's head.

Albion were in front courtesy of Ryan Leak's first half header, his first goal in English football and seemed to be relatively comfortable but their failure to add a second goal cost them dearly as Vale grew in belief as the game wore on and the Bolton loanee came on to snatch the match from Burton's grasp.

With a place in the Third Round at stake manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink made just the one change for the second round clash in the Emirates FA Cup. Having completed his three-match suspension Deji Oshilaja was immediately recalled slotting into the back three allowing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to move to left wing back as Lucas Akins was rested to the bench.

Having switched the teams around at kick-off to take advantage of the favourable wind at their backs it was the visitors who made a bright start with a number of balls launched into the Burton box to try and unsettle them but it was Kane Hemmings with the first real shot on goal on six minutes with a dipping shot from range that Vale Keeper Aidan Stone was grateful to get everything behind.

As the game settled down and both sides got used to the conditions it became more of a midfield battle but Albion were next to threaten when Hemmings capitalised on a mistake from Nathan Smith to burst down the left and drill a low cross through the six yard box that evaded everyone.

Hemmings was the provider when Albion broke the deadlock midway through the first half. Overlapping with Jonny Smith the striker produced a telling delivery to the back post where LEAK proved to be dstronger than his marker to head inside the post from close range.

And it was almost two minutes later when a deep cross found Smith at the back post and he lashed in a shot that beat Stone but was diverted onto the crossbar by Dan Jones.

Despite being disadvantaged by the conditions Albion continued to look the more threatening in front of goal, Hamer's long throw geaded forwards by Conor Shaughnessy and just evading Hemmings lunging in to try and convert as the game hit the half hour mark.

But Vale raised themselves as the half wore on and Garratt was forced into a smart save on 39 minutes from David Amoo when the winger turned striker found space in the box for a low shot ten yards out.

Albion picked up their game again and Hamer was close to doubling Albion's lead when a corner was only cleared as far as Oshilaja. His effort was controlled by Hamer but his curling shot was off target.

Vale had vociferous shouts for a penalty turned away by referee Martin Coy in first half stoppage time when Ben Garrity went down in a challenge with Oshilaja, the match official unmoved and Albion almost talking full advantage bursting upfield and Daniel Jebbison firing over on the break.

Half time - Burton Albion 1-0 Port Vale.

A fired-up Vale started the second half and Amoo was inches away from an equaliser chipping the ball over the advancing Garratt and seeing it bobble and bounce inches wide of the post.

Garratt was in action again moments later as Vale raided again and Gibbons fired in a low shot that was parried away before Tom Pett fired a loose ball over the bar from the edge of the box.

Oshilaja almost grabbed a bizarre goal when his looping header back into the box got carried on the wind and almost caught out Stone in the Vale goal, the keeepr getting across and palming the ball behind before colliding with the post.

Albion went close to a second on the hour mark when Hamer's long throw was flicked on by Leak and as the ball broke loose Smith saw a low drive blocked away by Gibbons.

Jebbison went on a mazy run on 63 minutes that took him from the wing to the edge of the box but he was unable to add to his recent array of goals, firing a rising drive over the bar.

Albion's first change came on 63 minutes with O'Connor replaced by Michael Mancienne in the centre of midfield and the former Chelsea man was quickly into action heading away a dangerous situation as Vale ramped up the pressure in search of an equaliser.

However, it was a Vale substitute who made the next telling contribution whenn POLITIC arrived on the edge of the box to fire home a pull back from fellow sub David Worrall.

And the Bolton loanee was at it again within minutes taking a pass from Devante Rodney to nick the ball round Garratt and fire in from a tight angle.

Albion sent on Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Harry Chapman to try and turn the tide for Albion but it was Leak who had the best chance in stoppage time with a left foot volley at the back post that Stone was able to drop onto with relative ease.

ALBION: Garratt; Shaughnessy, Leak, Oshilaja; Hamer, Taylor (Chapman, 87), O'Connor (Mancienne, 63), Borthwick-Jackson; Smith, Jebbison (Amadi-Holloway, 87), Hemmings.
Substitutes: Balcombe, Morris, Powell, Akins, Patrick, Lakin.

GOALS: ALBION - Leak (23) ; VALE Politic (79, 82)

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Ticket News


16 November 2021

TICKETS are now on sale for our Emirates FA Cup Second Round tie at home to Port Vale.

The game takes place at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, December 4, at 3pm.

Early bird ticket prices for the game are as follows:

All Adults: £15
Under-17s: £8

All adults: £12
Under 17s: £5

Early bird tickets are available up until 5pm the day before each matchday. Tickets purchased after this time will incur a £2.00 increase in price.

Season Ticket Holders and Vice Presidents can book their normal seats either online or through the Club Shop but must do so by 5pm on Monday, November 22, or they will go on general sale. The cost for Vice Presidents is £25.

Car Park Pass holders have until the same date to book their usual space for £5.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our  web-based app:

You can also purchase tickets by visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium or you can call 01283 565938.

When collecting tickets on match day please allow plenty of time as queues tend to be long. Please note that you will be asked for ID when collecting your tickets.

All supporters will need to abide by our Covid-19 Code of Conduct which can be read HERE

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