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12 May 2015

Burton Albion vs Rugby Town (H)

Date: 04/10/2005    Final Score:     2-1 W
Burton Albion Team    
1. Dan Crane
2. Terry Henshaw
3. Aaron Webster
4. Andy Corbett
6. Ryan Austin
9. Jon Shaw
12. Chris Hall
14. Shaun Harrad
15. Eric Graves
19. Andy Todd
21. John Brayford
20. Nigel Clough
22. Alex Britton
23. Oliver Hancock   

Rugby Town Team
1. Karl Lewis
2. Chris Tullen
3. Tom Hannigan
4. Criag Herbert
5. Steve Farmer
6. Rory Squire
7. Delroy Gordon
8. Rob Maddox
9. Kevin Slinn
10. David Stone
11. Danny Williams

12. Andy Peaks
14. Matthew Wells
15. Andreas Kattos

Shaw (16,21)   

Britton (for Hall, 46)
Hancock (for Corbett, 46)    Wells (for Maddox, 46)
Kattos (for Williams, 70)

Officials & Bookings
Referee: Lee Hodgson (Nuneaton)
Assistant Referees: G.Hembrey, G.Scott

Bookings: Tullen (Rugby)          

Match Report

A brace of goals from Jon Shaw got Albion back to winning ways and saw the Brewers safely into the third round of this season’s Birmingham Senior Cup.

Match Breakdown
The game saw Youth team prospect John Brayford make his full debut as a centre half and Nigel Clough also took the opportunity to field several fringe players as well as making some of the team who surrendered to Aldershot play again to get the result out of their system.

It was not all plain sailing against their lowly Southern League opponents and Albion were soon reminded of that when Rory Squire forced Dan Crane into a save form 25 yards.

Brayford showed good passing ability as well as defensive resolve as he set up Chris Hall for a driving run which resulted in a shot wide of the post.

There was an element of luck about the Brewers opening goal in the 16th minute but it gave a big confidence boost to Jon Shaw as he burst through from midfield and unleashed a hopeful shot which took a deflection off Craig Herbert and nestled inside Karl Lewis’ net.

Rugby could have been level within three minutes but somehow from Danny Williams cross, David Stone failed to convert from close range.

Albion doubled their advantage in the 21st minute. Another driving run from Hall ended with a perfect pass for Shaw to hit a rising right foot shot into the top corner of the net from 20 yards.

The Brewers sensed more goals and Shaun Harrad almost scored seconds later when he picked up on a loose pass but the former Notts County man fired wide after running into the box.

After the break it was more of the same. The introduction of youth team starlets Alex Britton and Oliver Hancock would have please manager Nigel Clough as both showed excellent technique and looked comfortable on the ball.

Eric Graves showed plenty of pace and promise and from his cross early in the second period, Andy Todd, in similar fashion to Stone earlier on, failed to convert a simple looking chance.

Albion continued to press forward but with sometimes their finishing being a little anxious and wayward they failed to sufficiently kill off the game and so it was left that Rugby gave Albion a nervous last quarter of the game when Delroy Gordon got on the end of another Williams cross to ensure that Albion are still awaiting their first clean sheet of the season.

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