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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

28 December 2015

Just the one change for Burton Albion. Robbie Weir returned from injury as he replaced Anthony O'Connor.

It was a very lively start to the game at the Pirelli. Mark Duffy was presented with a one-on-one chance, similar to his chance against Doncaster but the Swindon 'keeper did ever so well to deny the winger with his legs.

The Brewers went close again on eight minutes when Duffy curled a ball into the box from the wing which Stuart Beavonb just glanced towards goal but it crept inches past the post and wide.

Swindon could have been ahead after 15 minutes as Robert let fly from 25 yards which carried some power behind it, McLaughlin stretched to his left and just managed to tip it over!

Jon McLaughlin oulled off the best save ever seen in football. The ball was crossed in by Swindon and headed towards an empty net by Obika but out of nowhere, the Burton stopper flew across his goal and denied him.

HT: Burton Albion 0-0 Swindon Town

Both teams emerged from the break unchanged but it was the Brewers who started the half brightest. It took an in-form goalkeeper to keep the Brewers at bay.

The afternoon was beginning to frustrate El Khayati. He recieved the ball in space within the 18-yard-box from Naylor, he tried to trick the goalkeeper which gave a defender time to get back and tackle him.

Another chance went begging for the Brewers as Edwards flicked on a cross from Duffy which was just inches wide!

Butcher was taken off just after the hour makr as Akins was thrown on to make an impact. That changed Duffy to a central role behind Beavon.

With 15 minutes to go, El Khayati was given a rest after running rings around the Swindon defence all game. He was replaced by Thiele.

GOAL: The Brewers took the lead through sub Lucas Akins. Beaovn went down under the challenge, he won the penalty and Akins made no mistake in sending Vigouroux the wrong way.

It could have been two as Naylor turned in the box but his shot was well saved by Vixouroux before his defenders cleared.7

FT: Burton Albion 1-0 Swindon Town.

Attendance: 4,816

Ash's man of the match: Jon McLaughlin

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