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99 POINTS OF BURTON ALBION IN 2015

31 December 2015

BREWERS defender Phil Edwards believes the club can be incredibly proud of 2015 after picking up 99 points throughout the calendar year as well as sealing promotion to League One.

Edwards who scored a screamer against Cambridge back in May to help seal the title said: “Obviously it’s been a tremendous year, getting promoted and achieving 99 points which is an incredible effort from everybody really. Not many would have believed we would be where we are this season but the belief in the group is strong and we work very hard week in, week out.
 
“My main highlight personally is scoring the equalising goal against Cambridge in the last game of the season which helped us go on and win the game which ultimately sealed us the league title.”
 
The Brewers started 2015 on January the 3rd with a 1-0 win against Shrewsbury Town at the Pirelli with defender George Taft scoring his first professional goal. This proved to be an important win as Shrewsbury finished 2nd in the table come the end of the season. - Running total - 3 points
 
Another memorable game for Albion fans was March 18th when they faced Southend United at home. The visitors took the lead through a first-half injury time goal from Barry Corr before Matty Palmer levelled early in the second half. The game looked set to be heading for a draw until Nasser El Khayati popped up in the 89th minute to seal another three points for the Brewers, despite a red card for Robbie Weir. This was another important win for the team as Southend also gained promotion that season through the play-offs. – 30 points
 
Automatic promotion was sealed on the 18th of April when the Brewers defeated Morecambe after a Lucas Akins double. – 45 points


Albion were finally crowned League Two champions after defeating Cambridge United 3-2 on the final day of the season on May 2. A day surely to go down in the history of the football club, coming from 2-1 down to win 3-2 with 10  men thanks to goals from Stuart Beavon, Phil Edwards and Kevin Stewart. – 51 points.
 
 
Nasser El Khayati’s goal on November 24 ensured the Brewers beat Wigan and came away from the DW Stadium with all three points after a hard working team performance against a side who many fancied for the League One title this season. – 86 points
 
Three second half goals against top of the table rivals Gillingham on the December 12 saw Albion comfortably win 3-0 away from home. Goals from Damien McCrory, Lucas Akins and Anthony O’Connor saw the Brewers win the first game under newly-appointed manager Nigel Clough. – 95 points
 
The final game of a memorable 2015 saw Albion beat a strong Swindon side 1-0 after Lucas Akins scored from the penalty spot. The game could have been different if Brewers keeper Jon McLaughlin had not made two incredible saves in the first half. - 99 Points


The Brewers also won the most points in 2015 out of every football league club, clearing Middlesbrough of eight points.




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