GET all the facts and figures related to our weekend fixture away at Lincoln City from Burton Albion statistician Tony Bentley.
ON THIS DAY - JANUARY 21:
On this date in 2017 Burton Albion travelled to Cardiff City in the Championship. A crowd of 15,543 saw a close encounter with the Brewers looking set for a point from a goalless draw, until Cardiff substitute Rhys Healey score a 90th-minute winner for Neil Warnock’s side.
In 2012 it was a trip to Bradford City for a League Two encounter. A crowd of 9,744 were inside Valley Parade as Bradford fielded two keepers in their squad that also played for Albion. Jon McLaughlin started the game and Matt Duke was the substitute keeper. Andrew Davies gave the home side a 43rd minute lead, before Chris Palmer equalised for Burton in the 85th minute to earn a point for Paul Peschisolido’s side.
Back in 2006 this date saw Albion’s first league game after their FA Cup Third Round Replay at Old Trafford. A crowd of 2,061 were at the Pirelli Stadium for the visit of Woking in the Nationwide Conference. Karl Murray gave Woking a 21st minute lead, before Chris Hall equalised in the 44th minute of the 1-1 draw.
It was way back in 1989 before we find the next time Burton played on 21st January. Dartford were the visitors to Eton Park for a Beazer Homes Premier encounter. Two goals from Mark Whitehouse and an Ian Straw penalty saw Burton triumph 3-2 in front of 1,256 fans.
In 1984 it was a local derby home game with Matlock Town in the Northern Premier League Cup. A crowd of 1,028 saw a 3-0 win for the Brewers thanks to goals from Ian MacLain, Steve Dolby and Doug Newton.
Today will see Burton Albion face Lincoln City at Sincil Bank with their fifth successive different manager in the dug out for the trip to Lincolnshire. In 2010/11 it was Paul Peschisolido, in 2019/20 Nigel Clough, 2020/21 Jake Buxton, 2021/22 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, whilst Saturday will see Dino Maamria in charge.
The Brewers last visited the Imps of 29th January 2022, when a crowd of 9,159 saw Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side come from behind to win 2-1. John Marquis gave Lincoln a 49th minute lead, before Joe Powell equalised seven minutes later. Sam Hughes headed home the winner with 10 minutes to go. It turned out to be the last game of Daniel Jebbison’s loan, as he was recalled due to injuries at Bramall Lane. Also, it proved to be Burton’s last away win of last season.
It was a horror show on Boxing Day 2020 when Burton were thumped 5-1 by Michael Appleton’s side. The writing was on the wall for Jake Buxton’s side as Lincoln raced into a two-goal lead inside the first seven minutes. Burton were already 4-0 down before substitute Kane Hemmings pulled a goal back. The Imps scored again in a defeat which turned out to be Buxton’s penultimate game in charge.
On March 7th 2020 it was the penultimate game of the COVID-19 curtailed season. Joe Powell gave Burton a 6th minute lead, before Tome Hopper levelled proceedings in the 21st. Powell scored his second after 30 minutes before Hopper did likewise 8 minutes later. Anthony Sculley scored what turned out the be Lincoln winner after 62 minutes, but not before Lucas Akins had chance to earn Burton a point, as he saw his penalty comfortably saved.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
21st – Ben Turner (35)
22nd – Mark Greaves (48)
24th – Adam McGurk (34), Michael Kightly (37)
25th – Chris O’Grady (37)
26th – Lee Bell (40), Kieran Wallace (28)
27th – Alex Bradley (24)