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TONY'S TRIVIA: OXFORD UNITED

27 January 2023

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA: OXFORD UNITED

27 January 2023

FACTS and figures related to tomorrow's hoe game against Oxford from Tony Bentley.

ON THIS DAY: JANUARY 28

It was a trip to the Cherry Red Records Stadium on January 28th 2020 for a League One encounter with AFC Wimbledon. Joe Powell gave Burton a 7th minute lead, which was quickly cancelled out 9 minutes later by Mitch Pinnock. New loan signing Jamie Murphy restored Albion’s lead after 41 minutes, with his first goal for the club. However former Burton midfielder Calum Reilly ensured the points were shared with a second Wimbledon equaliser after 59 minutes, in front of a crowd of 3,674.

On this date in 2017 the Brewers travelled to Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. Nigel Clough’s side had lost their previous four league games, but took the lead after 11 minutes when loan signing Luke Murphy fired home from 25 yards to open his Albion account.  Lloyd Dyer doubled the lead seven minutes after the interval, before Conor Washington reduced the deficit after 63 minutes. Burton held on to secure a vital three points much to the chagrin of the majority of the 12,116 crowd.

In 2006 it was a trip to Canvey Island in the Nationwide Conference. Former Burton manager Gary Rowett, was in the Brewers team that won 2-0 in front of 741 fans, thanks to a brace of first half goals from Kris Taylor in the 27th and 44th minute.

Gloucester City completed a Southern League double on this date in 1995. A crowd of 744 at Eton Park witnessed a 1-0 win for the Tigers, having won the game in Gloucestershire by the same margin earlier in the season.

In 1989 it was a trip to Butlin Road in the Beazer Home Premier Division. A crowd of 925 saw VS Rugby inflict a 2-0 defeat on the Brewers.

OXFORD UNITED

Burton Albion played their final home game in non-League football at the Pirelli Stadium against Oxford United. On Friday 17th April 2009 a crowd of 6,192 were in attendance hoping to see the Brewers secure the point that would ensure the Blue Square Premier title. United’s Adam Chapman was the “party pooper” scoring the only goal of the game after 70 minutes to ensure things wouldn’t be decided until the final day the following week at Torquay. Oxford then played their first game back in the Football League at the Pirelli after they too gained promotion from the Blue Square Premier in May 2010. A crowd of 4,321 saw the two sides play out a 0-0 draw on Saturday 7th August 2010.

The last time the two sides met here was on Saturday 23rd October 2021. A crowd of 3,391 saw the U’s Matt Taylor give his side a 1st minute lead. This lead was doubled through a Michael Bostwick own goal after 43 minutes. Charlie Lakin pulled a goal back for the Brewers after 80 minutes, his only goal for the club. Before James Henry ensured the points went to Oxfordshire with an 84th minute penalty.

Chris Beardsley was in temporary charge of Albion in the behind closed doors game on 2nd January 2021. Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink and Dino Maamria were sat in the stands having taken over the night before the game. Again Matt Taylor opened the scoring after 9 minutes. Olamide Shadipo added two more for the U’s after 18 and 31 minutes. Kane Hemmings reduced the deficit in the 40th minute. Before Josh Ruffels added two more for Oxford in the 56th and 63rd minute to inflict a heavy defeat.

Nigel Clough was in charge of the Brewers for the game on 11 February 2020. This time Chris Beardsley was on the Burton substitutes bench. Lucas Akins gave his side a 20th minute lead, before Daniel Agyei equalised after 63 minutes. Jamie Murphy restored Burton’s lead with a shot from just inside the area after 71 minutes. The points were eventually shared after Matt Taylor scored a 90th minute equaliser, in front of 2,278 fans.

Birthdays this week – 28th January to 3rd February

28th Jan – Jamie Allen 28

31st Jan – Alex John Baptiste 37

1st Feb – Ben Fox 25

2nd Feb – Cameron Borthwick-Jackson 26


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