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REPORT | BURTON ALBION 1-1 SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN

5 December 2022

Match Reports

REPORT | BURTON ALBION 1-1 SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN

5 December 2022

A STOPPAGE time penalty from captain Amber-Leigh Denny earned Burton Albion's Women's first team a well-deserved point against West Midlands Regional Football League leaders Sutton Coldfield Town on Sunday.

The Brewers struggled to get into the game during the opening 20 minutes on Sunday and were put under the cosh by a high-pressing opposition who would not let the hosts get out of their own half early on.

Indeed Sutton Coldfield managed to break the deadlock after 20 minutes, as the ball fell to striker Jordan ATKIN in the box - and the former Brewers forward made no mistake finishing past Alice Langstone from close range to put the away side ahead.

Albion responded well to the goal and were unlucky not to equalise just before the break with a flurry of corners leading to some smart saves from Sutton Coldfield keeper Charlotte McElroy, who kept the visitors ahead as half time approached.

The half time break was a blessing for the Brewers, who came out firing in the second half but could not find a way past McElrory in the Sutton goal.

And although Burton came out looking bright early on, the home side didn’t get their chance to equalise until the very last minute of the game.

Elisha Gourlay broke into the box deep into added time and when she was brought down on the edge of the six-yard box - the referee pointed straight to the penalty spot.

After lengthy complaints from the visiting side, DENNY stepped up to take the spot kick and the captain dispatched the ball calmly into the top-left corner to secure a deserved late point for the Brewers against the side who started the day top of the league.

Burton will be hoping to carry the momentum from Sunday’s game with them into their penultimate match before Christmas, as they take on Crusaders away from home next Sunday.


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