NOVEMBERThe FA Cup first-round was something for the Brewers to look forward to, but a game against Plymouth was first up.
Reuben Reid scored his ninth goal of the season to help Plymouth Argyle draw with fifth-placed Burton Albion.
Alex MacDonald put the home side in front when he toed Stuart Beavon's cross into the bottom-left corner.
Plymouth were awarded a penalty after the break when Reid was brought down inside the box.
The striker sent Dean Lyness the wrong way to equalise but Burton came close to victory when Adam McGurk's header was well saved by Luke McCormick.
Sam Winnall grabbed a hat-trick as Barnsley thumped Burton Albion to book their place in the FA Cup second round.
League Two side Burton went close through Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and Robbie Weir early on, but Winnall poked the League One team ahead and then made it 2-0 with a well-struck shot.
Midfielder Conor Hourihane fired home before Winnall completed his treble after his first effort hit the post.
Substitute Devante Cole, son of former England striker Andrew, hit the fifth.
The Brewers had the better chances early on with Cansdell-Sherriff's header and Weir's shot both forcing good saves from home goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.
But Winnall's double put the hosts in command and, although Alex McDonald hit the bar with a fine free-kick for the visitors before the interval, Barnsley eased to victory in the first-ever competitive meeting between the sides.
Burton began life under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with victory at Wycombe.
Albion ended a run of three games without a win against a side who could only name four substitutes - including goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson, 45.
Phil Edwards headed in the first from a corner by Matty Palmer, who then set up Alex MacDonald for the second.
Paul Hayes pulled one back from the spot after Hogan Ephraim was fouled by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, but Jacob Blyth nodded in to secure the points.
Burton Albion ended Luton Town's 11-game unbeaten league run with a hard-fought win at the Pirelli Stadium.
Luke Guttridge had the best chance of a quiet first-half but his low driven effort was well saved by Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
Phil Edwards headed Burton into the lead shortly after half-time from a corner by Matty Palmer.
Hatters defender Luke Wilkinson was sent-off late on for a foul on Palmer as Burton held on for the victory.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's late winner saw Shrewsbury beat Burton and leapfrog them into third in League Two.
Shrewsbury had the better of a tight first half and Josh Passley, making his debut on loan from Fulham, set up James Collins but he missed the target.
Burton had few chances until home keeper Jayson Leutwiler held on to a deflected shot from Alex MacDonald.
The deadlock was broken in the 83rd minute when Collins teed up Akpa Akpro, who rifled in from eight yards.