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SEASON REVIEW: AUGUST

23 May 2016

AUGUST

BAFC 2-1 Scunthorpe United
Burton Albion are up and running in Sky Bet League One after an opening day 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United at the Pirelli Stadium. Stuart Beavon had the honour of netting the Brewers first goal in the third tier after some sharp play inside the box ten minutes after half time and when Lucas Akins converted a bizarrely awarded penalty on 72 minutes Albion had the comfort of a two goal lead. 


Bolton 0-1 BAFC
Burton Albion may have changed managers since they last played in the Capital One Cup but their record of knocking higher ranked sides out continued at the Macron Stadium as Championship side Bolton Wanderers were dumped out thanks to Matty Palmer's deflected 87th minute strike. 

Barnsley 1-0 BAFC
Barnsley taught Albion a lesson about life in League One with a fortuitous 1-0 victory at Oakwell courtesy of Conor Hourihane's 65th minute penalty. Josh Scowen was fouled in the box as Albion failed to clear and the former Plymouth skipper ruthlessly buried the chance from the spot after the Brewers had spurned several good opportunities to be well clear in the game. 

Blackpool 1-2 BAFC
Nasser El Khayati grabbed a second half brace as the Brewers came from behind at Blackpool to record their first away victory in League One. The enigmatic Dutchman had his shooting boots on him as he calmly equalised Jack Redshaw's opener with a precise finish on 58 minutes after a slip by Emmerson Boyce but he saved the best til five minutes from time when he rattled home a stunning 25 yard free kick to seal an important three points. 


BAFC 2-1 Peterborough United
If all League One games at the Pirelli Stadium this season are going to be like this it is going to be an entertaining if nerve jangling season. For the second home game in a row Albion came out 2-1 victors against a side reduced to ten men. 2-0 up through goals from Nasser El Khayati and Stuart Beavon either side of half time, Gabriel Zakuani's red card just shy of the hour mark should have been the signal for Albion to see out the game for a comfortable win but the old adage of it being harder to play against ten men rang true as Peterborough changed things around and got themselves back into it through Marcus Maddison and they would have gone away with a hard earned point had referee Graham Salisbury not controversially ruled out a last gasp strike from Jermaine Anderson, blowing his whistle for a foul on Lucas Akins as the Peterborough man lashed his shot home in the dying seconds, the ball having careered back out off the post just a second earlier. 

BAFC 1-2 Middlesbrough
Burton Albion's hopes of making the Capital One Cup third round for the third year in a row were dashed by Championship big hitters Middlesbrough but it took extra time and a quality goal from Uruguayan striker Christian Stuani deep into extra time to secure the Teesiders passage into the next stage. Stuani had earlier equalised for the visitors after George Friend had inadvertently put the ball into his own net when Jonathan Woodgate's attempted clearance cannoned back off the defender and past his own keeper. 

Shrewsbury Town 0-1 BAFC
Mark Duffy's last minute strike gave Burton Albion a first ever win at the home of the Shrews to give the Brewers a second consecutive League One away win and push Albion to the heady heights of third in the early league standings. 

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