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TONY'S TRIVIA: SHREWSBURY

13 January 2023

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA: SHREWSBURY

13 January 2023

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow's home game against Shrewsbury from Tony Bentley

ON THIS DAY - JANUARY 14

On this date in 2020 the Brewers beat MK Dons 1-0 here at the Pirelli Stadium in front of 2,005 fans.  Liam Boyce scored the only goal after 20 minutes, and it turned out to be his last goal for the club, as he was sold to Hearts later in the month. It would turn out to be the last home win of the season, which was curtailed because of Covid 19, in March. Nigel Clough’s side would go on to win just one more game, of the remaining 10 played, away at relegated Southend United.

It was defeat here in the Championship in 2017, as Wigan Athletic ran out 2-0 winners. A crowd of 4,411 saw Callum Connelly score right on the stroke of half time, and again in the 64th minute, for a Wigan side containing Jake Buxton.

In 2014 Burton made a second trip to Bournemouth to play their Third Round FA Cup tie. Originally scheduled for January 4th, heavy rain lead to a late postponement just 75 minutes before kick-off. Brett Pitman gave the Cherries a 5th minute lead before Jimmy Phillips equalised 30 minutes later. Tommy Elphick restored the lead for the home side in the 45th minute, before Ryan Fraser in the 82nd and a Pitman penalty four minutes later completed the scoring, sending the majority of the 10,343 fans home happy.

It was a long trip to Plymouth Argyle in 2012 where the Brewers suffered a third straight loss in the league. Simon Walton opened the scoring two minutes after half time, before Calvin Zola equalised in the 73rd minute. A late penalty awarded in the 89th minute saw Walton convert from the spot in front of a crowd of 6,083.

Prior to that Albion hadn’t played on this date since 1998 when they lost 0-2 at Eton Park to Walsall in the Third Round of the Birmingham Senior Cup in front of 203 fans.

The year before they beat Halesowen Town 1-0 in the Third Round of the Dr Martens League Cup with Steve Spooner scoring the goal.

SHREWSBURY

Shrewsbury Town won 2-0 here the last time they visited on 26th February 2022. A crowd of 3,258 saw Tom Bloxham open the scoring in the 35th minute, before Matthew Pennington doubled the advantage in the 59th minute.

The Shrews also won at the Pirelli behind closed doors on 23rd March 2021. Curtis Main scored after just 6 minutes, before Harry Chapman doubled the lead after 56. Sean Clare scored his only goal in a Burton shirt 4 minutes later, but it was the visitors who took all 3 points.

Birthdays this Week 14th to 20th January

15th – Tom Parkes 31, Scott Shearer 42, Colin Hoyle 51

16th – Callum McFadzean

17th – Tom Flanagan 31, Elliott Hodge 27

19th – Sam Winnall 32, Ciaran Gilligan 21

20th – Paul Boertien 44


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