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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

17 October 2015

Just the one change for the Albion after Saturday's defeat to Walsall. In comes Nasser El Khayati to replace Mark Duffy.

Matty Plamer makes his 100th Burton Albion appearance at the young age of just 20.

The Brewers could have been 2-0 up within the opening exchanges. First a clever bit of play by Akins gave El Khayati the chance to shoot at goal if only his touch was a little better, he won the corner from that attack.

From the resulting corner, a training ground set-piece between Nasser and Palmer set up Butcher inside the 6 yard box but his shot was blocked on the line by a home defender. 

Not so long after, Beavon rolled the defender cleverly to shift the ball onto his left foot but his shot just crept wide of Maxwell's near post.

Sarcevic went into the book around the half hour mark after what looked like a pretty bad elbow in Mousinho, he could have easily been sent off. Mousinho was forced to change his shirt due to a nose bleed!

The deadlock was nearly broken five minutes before half time. Palmer received the ball out wide on the left, he drifted inside on his right foot and rifled a shot towards goal but it smashed back off the cross bar. 

GOAL: Against the run of play, Grant of Fleetwood Town made a good run down the right and provided a good cross for Proctor who made no mistake in putting the home side ahead.

The Brewers will be wondering how they went into the break behind especially after Fleetwood should have been down to 10 men, but they did by 1 goal to nil.

HT: Fleetwood Town 1-0 Burton Albion

No changes for either side at half time but the Albion were very nearly caught out. Nasser was disspossed in the middle of the field by Haughton who played the ball through to Proctor who fired towards goal but it was deflected out of danger. 

GOAL: A long ball out wide to Proctor wasn't dealt with by the Brewers, he was allowed time and space to pick out Grant who curled his effort past McLaughlin from range to give the home side a two goal cushion. 

All three subs were made on 68 minutes. Joachim, Duffy and Binnom-Williams came on for Butcher, El Khayati and Palmer.

GOAL: The home side added a third goal as Grant was allowed time and space for a second time to curl it into the top corner past McLaughlin.

GOAL: To rub salt into the wound, the home side added a fourth through ex-Brewer Ashley Hunter. He turned home a drilled cross from the right hand side to round off a bad day at the office for the Brewers.

FT: Fleetwood Town 4-0 Burton Albion

Ash's man of the match: Stuart Beavon

Attendance: 2,893

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