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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

2 January 2016

Two changes for the Brewers, Cansdell-Sherriff and Akins came in for Flanagan and Butcher.

The first chance of the game came on just five minutes when Duffy took a short corner to El Khayati who gave it him back on the edge of the box but Duffy's left-footed shot whistled just over the bar.

Jon McLaughlin was pulling out the brilliant saves again as he did against Swindon - This time he dived away to his left and clawed away Osayi-Samuel's volley from 12 yards!

The Pirelli Stadium thought the Brewers were ahead just before the break! A clever interchange between Beavon and Duffy on the left presented the Albion No.9 with the opportunity of a shot from 18 yards which he took and troubled Doyle into making a great save to his right.

OFF: Robbie Weir was sent off just three minutes until half time. He was booked just three minutes before he second yellow card, so two cards in three minutes for the Irishman.

HT: Burton Albion 0-0 Blackpool

Both sides came out unchanged after the break.

Just five minutes into the break, it was Doyle who was forced into the first save. Akins turned past Ferguson before driving towards goal and hitting a left-footed effort at Doyle who was forced into a great save.

Doyle again kept the scores level as Mark Duffy lined up a shot from 25 yards but the Blackpool stopper was equal to it.

Another chance went begging for the Brewers early in the second half as Beavon recieved the ball on the half turn in the box before firing a left-footed shot towards goal but it crept just wide of Doyle's left post.

GOAL: The Brewers kicked 2016 off with a bang through Mark Duffy! Beavon held the ball up with his back to goal inside the 18-yard-box before laying it off to Duffy who bent a curling shot into Doyle's top left corner! This was Burton Albion's 400th Football League goal.

McLaughlin was in fine form again to keep the score line the same with seven minutes to go. Ferguson headed towards goal from close-range but the Albion stopper got down well to his right.

FT:

Attendance: 4,339

Ash's man of the match: Damien McCrory


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