Just one change for the Brewers as Callum Reilly came in for Shane Cansdell-Sherriff who misses out due to injury.With Reilly in the starting XI, O'Connor dropped into the back four as the Brewers lined up 4-1-4-1.
The first shot of the game fell to the Brewers in Tom Naylor who was playing the holding role. He was played into space by Callum Reilly chipped it to the ex-Ram who fired towards goal but Leuitwiler did well to deny him. The resulting corner was cleared.
GOAL: The first real chance of the game fell to the Brewers and it was a fantastic goal! Nasser layed the balled off on the edge of the box to McCrory who lashed home from 20 yards to the left of Leutwiler to net his third of the season! (1-0)
After the goal, here wasn't much to report about. Neither team really dominated possesion or hard a clear-cut chance.
Right before half time, Nasser El Khayati let off an absoloute rocket from distance! He checked inside on the right foot but his powerful shot was watched wide by an unconvinced Leutwiler.
HT: Burton Albion 1-0 Shrewsbury Town.
No changes at half time for either team.
It was a lively start to the second half for Burton who tested Leuitwiler a number of times, one being from Beavon who turned on the edge of the box before stinging the palms of the Shrews stopper.
GOAL: Andy Mangan equalised for the Shrews. It looked like a foul on Jon McLaughlin from a corner which led to Mangan bundling the ball home. (1-1)
Bennett was given 30 minutes to prove himself on his home debut. He very nearly scored just minutes after coming on. A corner was swung in a defelcted to Bennett who shot from close-range but his effort was blokced, somehow.
Bennett had another good chance midway through the second half as he did ever so well to get on the end of Beavon's cross from the left but his header was inches over the bar.
Akins was thrown on for the final ten minutes as he replaced El Khayati.
The Derby-loanee Bennett fancied his chances from range, about 25 yards out but his powerful effort cured just wide!
GOAL: The away side took the lead with 2 minutes of additional time left through Whalley as he raced down the middle and slotted by McLaughlin.
FT: Burton Albion 1-2 Shrewsbury Town
Ash's man of the match: Tom Naylor