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9 November 2018

A goal either side of half-time helped the young Brewers to secure a vital victory against Notts County in the EFL Youth Alliance League.

Tom Hewlett finished a well worked move midway through the first-half before an own goal after good work from Ben Hart ensured all three points.

A late consolation from Notts County couldn’t stop Burton, who claimed a much needed victory.

The Brewers started the better of the two sides. Winger Tyo Carter found himself in space and after some good footwork cut inside but his effort was blocked by a late challenge from Notts County’s centre-back.

The young Brewers then came close again this time through forward Hewlett. His effort, just wide after some great football down the left.

Notts County then had a spell of pressure - although nothing came off it. The left-back looking lively.

Burton finally broke the deadlock in the half hour mark. Tom Armitage and Hewlett fantastically linked up once more down the left, the former played a great ball across goal and the nippy striker tucked home. 

It should have been two before half-time however, Hewlett with some brilliant running down the channel, squared brilliantly for Carter. He made space in the box before smashing the crossbar.

The second-half started in the same vein. Ethan Vale’s quick free-kick expertly found Ben Hart down the right, his first-touch allowed him to square the ball in the six-yard box where Hewlett’s pressure could only force the County defender to slide the ball into his own net.

The young Brewers almost made it three midway through the second-half. Hewlett again with some excellent work up top, finding Vale who’s effort from the edge of the box cannoned back off the post.

Notts County pulled a goal back late on but it wasn’t enough to stop the Brewers taking all three points.

Burton are next in action on Wednesday when they take on Grimsby, at Alfreton.

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