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CHESTER: ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

30 July 2016

NIGEL Clough named a similar side to the one that faced QPR on Tuesday. Lee Williamson missed out through injury whilst Lucas Akins replaced him.

The Brewers lined up in their new home kit, with yellow shorts and yellow socks.

The game didn't get off to a good start for Burton Albion and Tom Flanagan. The wing-back landed awkwardly on his neck/head and fell unconscious - it took the Albion physio, the opposition physio and four paramedics, including a stretcher to take him safely off the pitch. He was replaced by Phil Edwards.

Damien McCrory was playing in an unusual position for the ever-present left-back, but it allowed him to get forward and it nearly paid off in the opening 20 minutes when Lucas Akins crossed to the back poast where McCrory was a late arrival but his effort was smashed into the ground and over the bar.

GOAL - Burton Albion took the lead on 21 minutes. Akins won the ball in the middle of the park and drove forward before slipping it down the left wing for Dyer who provided a dangerous cross which Beavon just got the slightest of touches on to guide it past Roberts in the Chester sticks 0-1.

Chances were coming thick and fast for Burton Albion and the catalyst was Lloyd Dyer down the left. His crosses caused danger all afternoon.

HT - Chester 0-1 Burton Albion

Burton Albion emerged unchanged at the break, although fitness coach Chris Beardsley was kitted up.

GOAL - Just a couple of minutes into the second half Burton Albion were two in front thanks to Lucas Akins. Kyle McFadzean crossed the ball in from the right and Akins met it with a diving header to double Albion's advantage 0-2.

Former-Brewers forward Jordan Chapell nearly pulled one back for Chester before the half hour mark as he raced in behind the Brewers defence, albeit at a tight angle, but his shot was brilliant saved by Jon McLaughlin.

Kane Richards has the best chance to equalise for Chester as he pounced on a misplaced pass from McFadzean, chased down the goal with Mousinho and Turner bearing down on him but the former-Cardiff defender did so well to get a foot in and win the ball cleanly.

Marcus Harness, who has already scored six goals this pre-season, was introduced with 15 minutes to go as he replaced Kyle McFadzean.

GOAL - Lucas Akins added a third for Burton Albion late in the game as he swept home Jackson Irvine's cross with a first-time finish from inside the box 0-3.

FT - Chester 0-3 Burton Albion

Attendance - 721



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