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TONY'S TRIVIA: FLEETWOOD

3 February 2023

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA: FLEETWOOD

3 February 2023

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow's game away at Fleetwood from Tony Bentley.

ON THIS DAY - FEBRUARY 4

Saturday will be only the second time that the Brewers have played a Football League game on February 4th. However, the previous occasion was a memorable game in 2017 when Wolverhampton Wanderers visited the Pirelli Stadium in the Championship. A crowd of 5,608 saw Wolves take the lead in the 40th minute when Helder Costa converted a penalty, after Jon McLaughlin upended Dave Edwards. Albion were level after 60 minutes, when debutant and former Wolves player Michael Kightly bundled home from close range. Things were still level as the match moved into the 90th minute. Matt Palmer swung in a corner and Tom Flanagan headed on for Cauley Woodrow to turn and fire home the winning goal to secure a brilliant three points.

Back in 2006, Burton faced a trip to Christie Park to face Morecambe in the Nationwide Conference. Chris Blackburn gave the home side a 40th minute lead, before Andy Ducros levelled for Nigel Clough’s side in the 84th minute. The majority of the 1,855 crowd went home happy as Morecambe scored twice more through Stuart Barlow and Gary Thompson in the 88th and 90th minutes.

On February 4 1995, Sudbury Town were the visitors to Eton Park in the Southern Premier League. A crowd of 524 saw the sides play out a 1-1 draw with Robbie Briscoe netting for Albion.

In was another home game in 1992, this time in a Southern League Cup Third Round Replay against Solihull Borough. A crowd of 326 saw the game finish in a  1-1 draw with Peter Gocan scoring for the Brewers, before they progressed on penalties.

In 1989 it was an FA Trophy tie away at Kidderminster Harriers.  A crowd of 3,524 saw a 1-1 draw with Mark Whitehouse earning his side an Eton Park replay, which the Harriers won.

FLEETWOOD

The last time Burton played at Highbury was on 6th November 2021 in the First Round of the FA Cup. A crowd of 1,362 saw Joe Garner give Fleetwood a 12th minute lead. Joe Powell quickly equalised for Burton just two minutes later. During the second half the weather deteriorated with torrential rain making good football difficult. The Brewers won the tie though when Daniel Jebbison scored a fine goal 13 minutes from time.

The last league meeting at Fleetwood was on 19th October 2021, just two weeks before the sides met again there in the FA Cup. Tom O’Connor scored the only goal of the game after 36 minutes, direct from a corner kick.

In 2020 the match at Fleetwood was the opening game of the Covid hit season on September 12th. With no fans in the ground Callum Camps gave the home side a 17th minute lead. Brewers captain John Brayford headed the Brewers level from a corner after 66 minutes. Paddy Madden scored, what turned out to be the match winner, after 79 minutes, before John Joe O’Toole was foolishly sent off in the 90th minute to start the Jake Buxton era with a defeat.

It was the Paddy Madden show when Fleetwood hosted Burton on 19th October 2019. A crowd of 3,098 saw Ched Evans give Fleetwood a 38th minute lead, before Oliver Sarkic equalised right on the stroke of half time. Nigel Clough’s side were blown away in the second half with Madden netting himself a hat trick to earn the Cod Army a 4-1 win.

Birthdays this week 4th to 10th February

6th Darren Bent 39

7th Nasser El Khayati 34

10th Remi Matthews 29, Robert Gill 41, Sam McMahon 45


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