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28 August 2021

BURTON Albion go into their second home game of the 2021/22 FAWNL Division One Midlands season tomorrow on the back of their first win of the campaign.

The Brewers host Peterborough United at Rocester FC (2pm kick-off) on Sunday, August 29 having come from behind to beat Long Eaton United 3-1 in midweek at The Grange.

Two superb strikes from striker Ella Ritchie and a fine team moved finished by Millie Drinkhall were enough to overturn the early deficit and get three points on the board for the first time this term.

That followed a highly-impressive draw and clean sheet away at promotion hopefuls Boldmere St Michaels, with attentions now turning to the visit of recently-promoted Posh tomorrow.

Joint-manager Tommy Booth says that Albion's response in midweek to going a goal behind was a further demonstration of the change in mentality that he and Kristian Gilbert have seen among the squad since taking charge less than a year ago.

"When we first took over, we would concede and heads dropped," said Booth. "The attitude was that we were defeated as soon as we concede.

"The improvement now to go one down and come back to win really well is fantastic.

"They were better than us for majority of the first half but we managed to go in level with Ella getting a goal out of nowhere.

"We knew Long Eaton would be tough but we dug in and that’s how we will have to be in the league. We got three points and goals and on the whole we played better as a team.

"Ella’s goals were out of nothing. She bullied her way through the opposition and both were really good strikes from distance. They were both really good quality striker's goals.

"Millie scored from good build-up and her shot got a slight deflection which took the keeper out of it.

"We look ahead to Peterborough now. We've seen their early results and they don’t look like they’ll struggle, they will do well at this level. Having played a few teams from league below we know they’re capable of that."

Picture kind courtesy of Andy Smith

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