It was an amazing day.
After promotion was secured on the second-to-last away outing of the season, the Brewers had the chance to win the title on their last away outing of the season at Cambridge United. Burton Albion simply had to match or better Shrewsbury’s result in the final game of the season.
Burton Albion completed the task and picked up a not so routine win against a tough Cambridge side who simply had nothing to play for sitting towards the bottom of the league.
The club have come a long way since formation in 1950 and a lot of the success is thanks to the chairman Ben Robinson who thought today was a special day.
“Wow, it is a really special day for the manager, the players and all the fans.
“To come here having gained promotion to League 1 and then to witness five goals is a really exciting climax.
“To win 3-2 and to win the title by beating Cambridge today and obviously Shrewsbury lost so it made it really special.”
The Brewers took the lead through a Stuart Beavon header before conceding two goals and seeing themselves behind in a matter of minutes. Jon McLaughlin saw red when he brought down Elliott in the box. Shearer couldn’t save the spot-kick but it didn’t matter. Phil Edwards sent the ball flying into the top corner before Kevin Stewart tapped home a late winner for the Brewers.
This isn’t the first time Hasselbaink’s side have come from behind to take all three points. Chairman Ben Robinson puts the success down to the belief running through the team.
“We believe in this team.
“If you can remember the Southend game where we had ten men and we came from 1-0 down and won 2-1 and that just represents this club.
“Let’s go back to 1950 when the club was formed when we had a meeting in July then they played the first game a month later in August and the chairman was accused of biting off more than he can chew.
“His reply was whatever we have bitten off, we can chew it and eat it and that is the kind of spirit we have running through this club.
“Over all the years, there has been this great determination to progress and it is a very special day.”