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6 November 2021

BREWERS manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he was very pleased with his sides performance in today’s FA Cup First Round victory away at Fleetwood Town.

Albion instantly replied to going a goal behind with a neatly worked goal that ended in Joe Powell curling a stunning effort around goalkeeper Alex Cairns from the edge of the area. The Brewers then took the lead midway through the second half as weather conditions worsened at Highbury Stadium, as Tom Hamer showed tremendous skill to setup Daniel Jebbison to score on the volley.

“The game was won with an amount of considerable skill in the end with our goals, but the weather conditions asked for a character kind of performance and we done that,” said Hasselbaink.

“The goal at the end was a really good goal to win the game, but I also think that the first goal to make it level was a really well taken and included some good passing in the build-up. We found a moment and Fleetwood couldn’t find that moment – I think a 2-1 win at Fleetwood is a very good result.

“I don’t think there was a lot in the game – we tried to cancel each other out. We didn’t create as many chances as the last time we played here in the league.

“In those conditions it’s hard and it’s important that you’re solid – it’s important that you’re patient and don’t give anything away.

“We managed the game well after we went in front – I’m very pleased with the performance and that were in the next round.”

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