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BAFC RESERVES 4-0 WREXHAM RESERVES

12 October 2016

TWO goals in each half for Burton Albion Reserves gave them a 4-0 victory over Wrexham at St George’s Park.

The game had a cagey start with the away side having the first shot on target as Anthony Barry lined up a shot from range which was well saved by Harry Campbell in the Albion goal.

That first shot seemed to give the Albion a bit of encouragement and they turned the game on its head when Ben Fox hit a sweet strike into the top corner with his left foot from about 22 yards out to make it 1-0.

It was nearly 2-0 when Joe Sbarra raced through on goal on 21 minutes, but his left-footed shot was just dragged wide of the post.

Burton Albion played some great football in the first half and it could have easily been more than 2-0 at the break when Ryan Delaney was the final recipient of Beavon and Reilly’s passing move but his right-footed shot from the edge of the box was held well by the goalkeeper.

The second goal was added six minutes before the break as Joe Sbarra saw his effort saved well, just inside the box, but the ball fell kindly for Stuart Beavon who finished well on the slide.

Wrexham’s goalkeeper was saved by his post twice in a minute as first Stuart Beavon clipped the outside of the upright with a right-footed shot from the edge of the box before Joe Sbarra ran onto Ryan Delaney’s cross from the left but again the post denied the Brewers.

Half time: Burton Albion 2-0 Wrexham

The second half didn’t show as much excitement as the first half, although it did provide the same amount of goals. Marcus Harness did well to cut inside and drive into the box but his left-footed shot was held well by the Wrexham stopper.

Callum Reilly was the first man t be replaced as Luke Tandy took his place just over ten minutes into the second half.

Burton put the game to bed by scoring two goals in five minutes, the first coming from Stuart Beavon who hit a great shot into the top corner from the edge of the box, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance of saving it.

The third goal was from one of the best players on the pitch, Joe Sbarra. After Wrexham failed the clear the ball, it fell kindly for Sbarra who had the simple task of finishing into an empty net to make it 4-0.

Beacon and Williamson were brought off at the same time as they were replaced by Garnett and Cotterill on the 67th minute.

Full time: Burton Albion 4-0 Wrexham

BAFC XI: Campbell, Harness, Callahan, Fox, McCrory, Gatter, Williamson (c), Delaney, Beavon, Reilly, Sbarra.

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