BURTON Albion's run in the Birmingham Senior Cup has come to an end after the Brewers were beaten by Hednesford Town 4-1 in the quarter final.
A strong Burton side containing Marvin Sordell, Jake Buxton, Luke Varney and Liam Boyce started the game on top, with Jake Buxton seeing a header flicked on to the bar and Chris Beardsley forcing a save with an effort from the edge of the box.
Hednesford’s Jordan Graham had the hosts’ best chances early on. First, the winger curled an effort well wide from inside the box. He went closer later on in the half, forcing a stunning save out of Jack Livesey.
Then, Hednesford took the lead. Graham ran clear of the defence before slotting past Livesey in the Burton goal.
Two minutes later, it was 2-0. Joe Butlin rose highest from a corner and his looping header dropped just under the crossbar.
Burton went close to halving the deficit early in the second-half. First, Luke Varney had an effort saved before Joe Sbarra’s shot from inside the box was blocked on the line.
Despite the Brewers being on top, Hednesford scored again when Butlin headed home from another corner.
Burton continued to push for a goal and it almost looked like they had got one when Marvin Sordell’s powerful shot beat James Wren in the home goal, only for it be cleared off the line.
The Brewers did pull one back in the 87th minute when Varney smashed home a volley after Hednesford failed to clear a Marvin Sordell cross.
Substitute Danny Glover added a fourth for the hosts in added time to end Burton’s Birmingham Senior Cup run.