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27 November 2022

Match Reports


27 November 2022

SAM Winnall and Deji Oshilaja both scored braces as Albion made it safely through to round three of this season's Emirates FA Cup with a comfortable 6-1 win over Chippenham Town

Albion rarely looked troubled as they grabbed a two goal lead before half time as Jonny Smith fired home just his second goal of the season and Oshilaja showed great skill to weave his way along the touchline to net just before half time.

Chippenham raised their game at the start of the second period after a number of changes but goals from Bobby Kamwa along with Winnall's brace and a thumping finish from Oshilaja to round things off ensured it is Albion's name in Monday night's third round draw.

It was the first time the Brewers had netted six since AFC Wimbledon were despatched in August 2012 and gave Albion a welcome attacking boost as an upset rarely looked on the cards even when Harry Parsons briefly threatened a Chippenham fight back at 3-1.

Albion showed three changes from the side that started the last SkyBet League One game against Plymouth a week ago. There was a welcome return for skipper John Brayford who slotted in at centre back alongside Adrian Mariappa whilst Jonny Smith and Davis Keillor-Dunn both returned after injury and illness to provide attacking support behind striker Victor Adeboyejo. Bobby Kamwa, who netted his first senior goal against Argyle and who stroked home the decisive penalty in the shoot-out victory over Tranmere in the Papa John's Trophy kept his place in an attacking line-up.

Brayford ws quickly making his presence felt with a towering header at the back post from a Hamer cross but his attempt was safely into the midriff of keeper Will Henry.

Albion thought they had grabbed the lead on thirteen minutes when an elaborate free kick routine resulted in Smith driving in a low ball that Adeboyejo fired into the roof of the net only to see the flag of the assistant aloft to rule his effort out.

As the game opened up Alex Bray made a lengthy run from his own half to try and set up Craig Fasanmade with Ben Garratt intercepting and starting a Burton attack that saw Smith drive into the box and win a corner from a deflected shot.

And SMITH got the breakthrough on 26 minutes with a well taken goal. The winger started the move with a driving run across the box before spreading the play wide to his left. The winger made a dart into the box and was there to get the ball from Deji Oshilaja's lay-off to pick his spot and find the back of the net.

Adeboyejo missed an excellent chance to double Albion's advantage on 33 minutes rising unchallenged to meet Oshilaja's cross but he mistimed his attempted header over the bar and a minute later Keillor-Dunn blazed over when Chippenham struggled to clear their lines.

Albion were pressing for a second and but for a superb save from Henry then Oshilaja would have given it to them, the Albion man rising to meet a curling cross from the left and the Chippenham keeper going smartly to his right to push the goalbound header away from danger.

But Albion's pressure bore fruit late in the half when a fortunate rebound off Hamer allowed OSHILAJA in behind the Chippenham defence to make his way along the bye line unchallenged and slip the ball past Henry at close range.

Adeboyejo was denied for a second time by the flag of the assistant when he chested in Hamer's cross as Albion looked for a third before the break.

Half time: Burton Albion 2-0 Chippenham Town

Chippenham made a triple change at the break to try and freshen things up and get into the game knowing that the next goal was crucial.

The substitutions certainly brought some life to the Bluebirds attack and first half replacement Jordan Young finally worked the visitors first shot on goal six minutes after the restart but his snapshot from the edge of the box was well held by Garratt. A free kick launched into the area also gave the Vanarama South side some encouragement but again Garratt made an important intervention to preserve Albion's lead.

Albion weathered the early second half burst from the visitors and then went down the other end and clinically added a third goal. Hamer won a challenge on the left and similar to Oshilaja for his goal drove into the box along the bye line before picking out KAMWA in the middle for a simple finish.

But Chippenham were not about to roll over and accept their fate as they game themselves hope with a goal on the hour mark. The ball was worked around on the edge of the box and then slipped through to PARSONS who showed great composure to slot into the bottom corner.

Albion made their own changes midway through the half, Sam Winnall replacing Keillor-Dunn and Burton fans getting their first view of Corrie Ndaba at the Pirelli Stadium as the Ipswich loanee replaced Adrian Mariappa.

Winnall led a break out shortly after coming on and picked out Kamwa whose mazy run could not quite engineer a fourth goal for the Brewers.

Further changes saw Kamwa and Smith take their leave of the game as Joe Powell and Joe Dodoo were given just under twenty minutes to make an impact.

Chippenham were not done yet and substitute Tom Mehew fired in a speculative angled drive that took a deflection for a corner. But it was a corner that would cost the visitors as Albion broke swiftly to notch their fourth goal of the afternoon. Dodoo's fresh legs and energy took him from his own half allthe way up the left hand side before timing his cross perfectly for WINNALL to fire home.

WINNALL netted his second in the space of six minutes when Hamer was freed down the right and the striker slid in with perfect timing to divert the ball haome in the middle.

OSHILAJA also grabbed a brace in the final minute of normal time drilling a rising drive beyond Henry after Dodoo had unselfishly laid the ball across to him rather than shoot himself.

ALBION: Garratt; Hamer, Brayford, Mariappa (Ndaba, 66), Borthwick-Jackson; Taylor (Butcher, 84), Oshilaja; Kamwa (Dodoo, 73), Keillor-Dunn (Winnall, 66), Smith (Powell, 73); Adeboyejo.
Substitutes: Sinisalo, Onyango, Lakin, Niemczyk.

GOALS: ALBION - Smith (26), Oshilaja (44, 90), Kamwa (54), Winnall (78, 84)

Referee: Benjamin Speedie

Attendance: 2,080

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