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23 December 2022

Club News


23 December 2022

FACTS and figures related to our Boxing Day fixture at home to Lincoln City from Tony Bentley.

On This Day – December 26

On this date in 2012 the Brewers overcame Rochdale at the Pirelli Stadium. A crowd of 2,994 saw goals from Billy Kee and Calvin Zola put their side 2-1 up at half time. Rochdale equalised nine minutes into the second half, before Kee got his second goal 3 minutes later to secure all 3 points.

In 2013 Northampton Town were the visitors with former Burton players Matt Duke and Kevin Amankwaah in their line-up.   A crowd of 3,312 were kept waiting until Ian Sharps scored the only goal of the game five minutes from time.

Tranmere Rovers were the opponents here in 2014 in front of a crowd of 4,206. Liam Ridehalgh was sent off in the 23rd minute, before Damien McCrory scored from the resultant penalty. Brewers defender Shane Cansdell Sherriff doubled the lead in the 38th minute, scoring against his former side. The match was memorable for the fact that in it ended with snow falling quite heavily. So much snow fell after the game that Brewers defender Phil Edwards didn’t get home to Liverpool until midnight.

Burton faced Leeds United in a Championship fixture in 2017. A crowd of 5,612 were inside the Pirelli and the match was also televised on Sky TV. John Brayford was in the Burton team and Conor Shaughnessy was an unused sub for the visitors. Tom Naylor gave Albion a 29th minute lead, before second half goals from Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe earned all three points for the Yorkshire side.

A League One fixture at Burton against Wycombe Wanderers was on this date in 2019. A Jake Buxton own goal after 27 minutes gave the visitors the lead, before two quick-fire goals gave Burton a 3-1 half time lead. Lucas Akins after 34 and David Templeton a minute later, were followed by a second for Akins in the 45th minute. The second half was goalless as the majority of the 3,679 crowd went home happy with the three points.

The last time Albion were at home on Boxing Day was in 2019 when Tranmere Rovers were again the visitors in League One. Scott Fraser’s 12th minute goal was levelled before half time. Second half goals from Lucas Akins after 50 minutes and a pair from Liam Boyce after 60 and 86 resulted in a 4-2 win in front of 3,970 fans.

Lincoln City

The first ever league meeting between the two sides at the Pirelli Stadium came on January 27th 2010 when the Imps were managed by Chris Sutton. Cleveland Taylor scored the only goal of the game volleying home inside the first minute to secure all three League Two points in front of a crowd of 2,109.

Burton actually completed the league double that season, having secured their first ever away win in the Football League winning 2-0 at Sincil Bank the previous August with Ryan Austin and Russ Penn scoring.

Read more trivia from Tony Bentley in the Matchday Brewer

Birthdays this week – 26th to 31sth December:-

26th – Ryan Sugden 42

27th – Tony Bentley 60

28th – Jacob Davenport 24, Luke Rooney 32

29th – John Brayford 35

31st  – Calvin Zola 38

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