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ON THIS DAY | BREWERS SECURE PROMOTION AT MORECAMBE

18 April 2018

THREE years ago today, The Brewers secured automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two with a fine 2-1 victory at Morecambe.

A brace from Lucas Akins - including one from the penalty spot - sent Albion on their way to securing a top three finish and a spot in League One for the very first time.

Damien McCrory had earlier missed a spot kick but Akins finished well on half-hour to put Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side ahead, before converting from the spot following a foul on Stuart Beavon.

That result ensured that Albion would not finish outside of the top three and secured a famous promotion.

You can read the full match report by clicking here, and watch the extended highlights in the box above or the shorter version on YouTube.

BREWERS: McLaughlin, Edwards, Cansdell-Sherriff, Mousinho, McCrory, Weir, Naylor, Stewart (Maynard 90+1), Akins, Beavon (Johnstone 81), El Khayati (Dunn 72). Substitutes: Taft, Palmer, Harness, Shearer.


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