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TONY'S TRIVIA - SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

14 April 2023

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA - SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

14 April 2023

FACTS and figures related to tomorrow's home game against Sheffield Wednesday from Tony Bentley.

ON THIS DAY - APRIL 15

The Brewers last played on 15th April in 2022, when they travelled to Accrington Stanley for a Good Friday fixture. A crowd of 2,513 saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side play out their third consecutive goalless draw. Having not kept a clean sheet since November, Hasselbaink introduced loanee Matej Kovar in goal, and he started off keeping a clean sheet in his first three matches.

Albion were still chasing promotion from League Two back in 2015, when Carlisle United were the visitors to the Pirelli Stadium.  The struggling visitors took a shock 2nd minute lead through a Danny Grainger free kick, and despite the Brewers having almost non-stop pressure the visitors looked to be on course for a shock win. However deep into stoppage time, with the clock showing 97 minutes and 51 seconds, Denny Johnstone scored an equaliser to send the majority of the 3,892 fans home happier than they might have been.

Back in 2008 Albion hosted Halifax Town in the Blue Square Premier in front of 1,607 fans. Current captain John Brayford was in the Burton side, as the visitors saw Simon Ainge dismissed for a second yellow card in the 72nd minute. Burton quickly took advantage of the extra man with Daryl Clare scoring just two minutes later. Marc Goodfellow doubled the advantage in the 89th minute, before Town’s Daryn Stamp scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute.

It was a trip to the Yorkshire coast in 2006 when Albion visited Scarborough in the Nationwide Conference. A crowd of 1,808 saw Albion reduced to 10 men in the 35th minute when Andy Corbett conceded a penalty and was dismissed. Neil Redfearn converted to put the home side ahead. Scarborough scored twice more in the second half through Tony Hackworth and Michael Coulson in the 72nd and 81st minute to condemn Albion to a 3-0 defeat.

Crawley Town were the visitors to Eton Park back in 2000 for a Southern League fixture. A crowd of just 722 saw Albion earn a 3-0 victory courtesy of two goals from Christian Moore (1 penalty) and one from Darren Stride.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Burton Albion have only faced Sheffield Wednesday three times at the Pirelli Stadium. Their last meeting here was in League One on 5th February 2022. A crowd of 4,763 saw the visitors take the lead in the 32nd minute through George Byers, before Sylla Sow doubled the advantage 9 minutes from time.

Birthdays 15th to 21st April

15th Sam Hughes 26

17th – Martin Samuelson 26

18th – Richard Jackson 43

21st – Ivan Calero 28, Tom O’Connor 24


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