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PREVIEW | FLEETWOOD TOWN (A)

6 November 2021

BURTON Albion will kick off their Emirates FA Cup campaign as we travel to Highbury Stadium to take on Fleetwood Town this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

FORM GUIDE

Both sides come into the game looking to end their respective winless runs. Albion are currently two games without a win, with the last victory actually coming away at Fleetwood just under three weeks ago.

In that game, Tom O'Connor netted directly from a corner as the Brewers saw out a hard-earned 1-0 win,.

Fleetwood are without a win in four, with their last game ending in a 3-2 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic.

HEAD 2 HEAD

Since both sides have been in the EFL, the Brewers have faced Fleetwood 16 times with Albion winning seven of those meetings and Fleetwood edging the record with eight victories.

The two sides' only ever FA Cup meetings came in the 2013/14 season. The original tie ended in a 1-1 draw at Highbury Stadium, sending the game to a replay to which the Brewers won 1-0 courtesy of a Billy Kee goal to secure their place in the next round.

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

Jonny Smith will not be available following his red card away to Wigan Athletic in the Brewers last game. Tom Hamer is available for selection due to his ban only applying to EFL competitions.

Lucas Akins is still being assessed ahead of the game following a neck injury and is rated 50/50 while Tom O'Connor is expected to return following an enforced half-time substitution in last week's defeat to Wigan Athletic.

FLEETWOOD TEAM NEWS

Shayden Morris returned from a long injury with substitute appearances in Fleetwood’s last two games and could return to the line-up tomorrow.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee for tomorrow’s fixture will be Tom Reeves and he will be assisted by Lee Freeman and Paul Graham. The fourth official will be Richard Aspinall.

Reeves has shown 45 yellow cards and two red in his 12 games so far this season.

IFOLLOW BREWERS

Due to broadcasting and licensing restrictions, Emirates FA Cup games are unfortunately not available to stream on iFollow Brewers.

You can still follow the game with iFollow however by purchasing an Audio Match Pass to listen to live commentary from BBC Radio Derby. Simply click here to buy yours for just £2.50!

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: FLEETWOOD TOWN 1-2 BURTON ALBION

6 November 2021

DANIEL Jebbison was Albion's matchwinner on the Fylde Coast as his 77th minute goal sent Albion through to the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a 2-1 won over fellow League One side Fleetwood Town

In a game short on real quality due to the horrendous wind and rain battering the Highbury Stadium, particularly in the second half, it was always going to be a game where grit and determination would have to be at the fore and Albion showed it in bucketloads, recovering from an early goal against from Joe Garner to equalise within two minutes thanks to a screamer from Joe Powell and then win tackles and make blocks aplenty to nullify the threat of the home side.

With the weather at its worst Jebbison showed plenty of composure to take down Tom Hamer's dinked pass and finish calmly to nudge the Brewers ahead where they would stay until the final whistle.

As Albion ventured into the Emirates FA Cup boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink went with a strong side but still maed four changes to the side beaten at Wigan in League One last time out. Hasselbaink opted to revert to the 3-4-1-2 formation that worked so well last time at Fleetwood. Ryan Leak was restored to the defence as part of the three at the back alongside Conor Shaughnessy and Deji Oshilaja. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson returned at left winig back with Tom Hamer on the right. Terry Taylor returned to partner Michael Mancienne in the centre of midfield whilst Kane Hemmings returned in attack to partner Daniel Jebbison, Joe Powell was handed the role of pulling the strings in behind the strikers.

As both sides took time to settle in the blustery conditions it took a while for the game to have any flow about it. The home side looked to get to grips quickest and only a smart save from Ben Garratt kept it scoreless in the first ten minutes. Albion squandered possession too easily and the ball was eventually worked in to Callum Morton, the on loan frontman unable to steer his effort past the Albion keeper.

When the eleventh minute came round Albion did concede. There appeared to be a foul on Powell as Fleetwood built their attack but the pace and trickery of Shayden Morris on the right led to a low cross that Garratt failed to cut out and GARNER had the simple task of knocking it over the line.

The home lead lasted two minutes as Albion hit back almost immediately. Hemmings showed strength to win the ball on the right and find Mancienne, the former Chelsea man wriggling free of the attentions of his marker to square the ball for POWELL to lash home from the edge of the box.

Albion had strong shouts for a penalty waved away by referee Tom Reeves midway through the half as Hemmings beat Alex Cairns to the bounce of the ball just inside the ball and knocked it past him before being brought down by the outstretched leg of the home keeper. Hemmings had an open goal once past the keeper but the match official was unmoved.

With the wind at their backs Albion pushed forwards and Jebbison trtied his luck from distance on 29 minutes but his effort took a deflection and dipped over the bar.

Hemmings then took a turn at peppering the Fleetwood goal but his shot on the turn fizzed wide of the post.

Fleetwood rarely threatened but when Garratt ventured from his goal to try and beat Morris to the ball the winger showed speed to get there first and fire the ball towards the unguarded net without the accuracyt needed to score.

The half petered out somewhat as the wind picked up and made conditions tricky again.

Half time: Fleetwood Town 1-1 Burton Albion

Albion, now playing against the wind started the second half brightly and a well worked move down the left fashioned a chance for Borthwick-JAckson, his left footer was always rising but at least got a deflection to win his side a corner.

As conditions worsened and the rain returned it became more of a battle and at times Albion had to defend deep and scrap to get the ball away and get bodies in the way of Fleetwood attacks.

Most of the second half was a non-event as the conditions played more and more of a significant effect but ironically, with the weather at its very worst Albion produced a moment of real quality to hit the front. The tirelss Taylor and Jebbison battled on the edge of the Fleetwood box to win possession. Tom Hamer picked up the ball and impudently lobbed the ball over the Fleetwood defence where JEBBISON had made his run to control and fire past Cairns.

Albion hunted Fleetwood down in packs as the game ticked by to prevent their hosts building a head of steam in search of an equaliser and with five minutes to go a double substitution saw Hemmings and Jebbison replaced by Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Omari Patrick to bring that extra little bit of energy up top for the closing stages.

In the end the home side could muster nothing to trouble Garratt and Albion were safely through to the second round.


ALBION: Garratt; Shaughnessy, Leak, Oshilaja; Hamer, Mancienne, Taylor, Borthwick-Jackson; Powell; Hemmings (Patrick, 85), Jebbison (Amadi-Holloway, 85).
Substitutes: Balcombe, Morris, O'Connor, Blake-Tracy, Maddox, Chapman, Lakin.

GOALS: FLEETWOOD - Garner (12) ; ALBION - Powell (14), Jebbison (77)

Referee: Tom Reeves

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Ticket News

FLEETWOOD TICKETS NOW ON SALE FROM BURTON ALBION

3 November 2021

TICKETS for our Emirates FA Cup tie away at Fleetwood on Saturday (kick off 3pm) are now available to purchase from Burton Albion.

The only away areas for Brewers fans to purchase is away seating, Parkside F, Parkside G.

Seating

Adults: £10

Concessions (U25, O65): £5

U16: £1

Official coach travel is  available for this fixture.

Details are:

Departs at: 10.45am

Price per seat £18.00

Expected return time: 8pm approx 

Book your tickets and cocah seats now at: http://ba6.glitnirticketing.com/baticket/cms/view.php?id=tile_tile_index

or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our new web-based app:

https://ba6.glitnirticketing.com/baticket/mobile/evlistm.php

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

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