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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

29 August 2015

8 changes from the team that bowed out of the Capital One Cup to Middlesbrough at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday.

First chance of the game went in Albion's favour as Beavon teed up a shot from 25 yards after some great pressure but it only deflected into Leutwiler's arms, no danger. 

Ryan Woods was left in a heap after Calum Butcher went in for a fair challenge in the middle of the park, one that the home fans didn't seem too pleased about but the referee only had a word in the ex-Spurs midfielder. 

Soon after, Shrewsbury had a great double chance. First of all a Lawrence free kick was headed away by Mousinho before Nasser gave the ball to Tootle who crossed it back in for Collins but his header looped over and wide for a goal kick. 

Dutchman Timmy Thiele soon had a sniff at goal as a ball from Weir put him through with Ellis chasing and his shot was saved well by Leutwiler who made 23 clean sheets in League 2 last season. 

The best chance of the half fell to James Collins. He was played through on goal by Matt Tootle with just the 'keeper to beat but his fired wide.

Moments later the Albion were unable to clear the pressure. Brown rattled the cross bar from distance which cannoned back into home possession which gave Lawrence the opportunity to shoot from 30 yards of which just curled over McLaughlin's goal. 

The home side went into the break on top with Junior a Brown exercising the woodwork twice with two long-range efforts. 

Half time: Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Burton Albion

No changes for either side at the break but it was the home side that had the earliest chance. Ryan Woods fancied his chances from distance but McLaughlin seemed as though he had it covered as it whistled wide. 

Shrewsbury continued to apply the pressure as Ellis headed just wide of McLaughlin's far post from a corner before Beavon went down the other end and fired a shot some way wide. 

Tom Naylor was given the final 30 minutes as he replaced the yellow carded Calum Bucther. 

The Brewers started to grown into the game since the substitution but still no clear-cut chances were created.

Another sub was made on 77 minutes when Crystal Palace loaned Binnom-Williams replaced El Khayati for a straight swap. 

The second half was even quieter than the first half and not many chances were created. Mousinho gave a free kick away on the edge of the box which resulted in a great save from McLauglin. McAlinden turned and shot from 12 yards but the Albion 'keeper hung on well. 

GOAL: Right on the 90, Binnom-Williams charged down the left and drilled it across goal for Duffy to tap home!

Full Time: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Burton Albion

Ash's Man of the match: Shane Cansdell-Sherriff

Brewers XI: McLaughlin, Edwards, Cansdell-Sherriff, Mousinho, Weir, Beavon, El Khayati, Butcher, McCrory, Thiele, Duffy.

Shrewsbury Town XI: Leutwiler, Tootle, Sadler, Woods, Grandison, Lawrence(c), Collins, Brown, Ellis, Ogogo, Akpa Akpro #salop

Full analysis report to follow on burtonalbionfc.co.uk...

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