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5 October 2022

Match Reports


5 October 2022

BURTON Albion’s Professional Development Phase side conceded twice late on to lose 3-5 in an eight goal thriller at St. Georges Park against Lincoln City on Friday.

In a game where Albion showed their resilience to come from behind twice, a remarkable second half hat-trick from City’s Julian Donnery finally put the eventual 10 men of Burton to bed and gave the Imps the win in the EFL Youth Alliance League.

In the early stages, both sides were trying to figure each other out with little to shout about going forward. The game was crying out for a goal to tempt both sides into being more aggressive.  

As both sides looked for the opener, space started to be created all over the pitch and on 12 minutes, Brewers captain Joe Nyahwema broke into the box and pulled it back to Dylan Scott whose effort was fired straight at the keeper and blocked away to keep the score level.

This started the trend for the rest of the game with chances starting to flow, and the scoring opened with 24 minutes on the clock. A well taken set piece by Harry Dale met the head of M-J KAMARA who directed the ball into the back of the net to give Lincoln the lead.

The first goal opened the flood gates and just five minutes later, Ronny Wakelin won the ball in the middle of the park and played it out to Connor Pace who then played it back to him. What followed was an outrageous attempt from WAKELIN some 30 yards out that found the top corner of Sam Green's goal to draw the Brewers level on the half-hour.

However, straight from kick-off, the ball was played back to DALE who noticed Kamil Dudek was off his line and lobbed him with an unbelievable effort from behind the half-way line to put the Imps back in front.

The goal spree didn’t end there and once again Albion showed their character finding an equaliser before the end of the half. Tristan Bennett drove into the box and drilled it across to SCOTT who slot the ball away to once again draw Burton level, 2-2.


Burton started the second half as they ended the first. On 50 minutes, a nice move down the right hand side from Oakley Hazell led to a pass that found NYAHWEMA who cut inside and curled his effort into the far left corner to give Albion the lead for the first time in the game.

On trend with the theme of the game, the lead was not kept for long, as DONNERY'S strike from close range was too venomous for Dudek to handle, the ball slipped through the keepers hands and into the back of the net to bring the game level once again.

The game had yet another twist in it left. With 15 minutes remaining, James Matthews was sent off for a second bookable offence leaving the Young Brewers with 10 men for the remainder of the game.

After the red card, the Brewers tried to hang on but their defence was broken with 10 minutes to go. Once again DONNERY was the demise of the Albion back line as the ball fell at his feet and he smashed it into the near post to give the Imps the lead once more.

Moments later the game was put to bed, DONNERY completing his hat-trick after the ball rebounded to him after a shot that had smashed the post fell at his feet. Donnery clinically tucked the ball into the back of the net to finally put breathing space between them and a disheartened Albion.

The Young Brewers will be hoping they can bounce back with a win when they host Salford City in the Youth Alliance Cup in a couple of weeks.

Brewers: Dudek, Hazell, Rush (Matthews. D, 89), Matthews. J, Tamen, Robinson, Nyahwema, Pace, Scott, Wakelin (Mtenga, 89), Bennett (Baker-McKay, 72).

Unused Subs: Knowles, Ademiluyi.

Goals Burton Albion: (Wakelin, 30, Scott, 35, Nyahwema, 50).

Goals Lincoln City: (Kamara, 24, Dale, 31, Donnery, 65, 80, 81).

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