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27 October 2023

Club News


27 October 2023

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow’s game at home to Leyton Orient from Tony Bentley.


The Brewers have only ever played once before on October 28 in the Football League. That was in 2017 during the second season in the Championship when Ipswich Town visited the Pirelli Stadium. A crowd of 4,110 saw Albion take the lead in the 57th minute, when Ben Turner headed home from Matty Lund’s corner kick. Ipswich equalised nine minutes later when Martyn Waghorn fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Then in the 89th minute Bersant Celina curled a 20-yard free kick around the wall and past Connor Ripley to take all three points back to Suffolk.

It was an FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie back in 2006 when Halifax Town were the visitors. A crowd of 1,938 saw Daryl Clare score the only goal of the game in the 14th minute to see Albion progress to First Round where Albion would lose 1-2 to Tamworth.

It was another FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie in 2000 when Nigel Clough’s side travelled to Steve Evans’ Boston United. A good crowd of 2,144 saw Ken Charlery give Boston an 8th minute lead, before Neil Glasser equalised in the 22nd minute to earn an Eton Park replay the following Tuesday. In the aftermath of the match, Evans made the now infamous “Burton Albion are a Pub Team” comments, which the Eton Park crowd of 2,299 gleefully reminded him of after they completed a fine 3-2 win in the replay.

In 1995 the Brewers travelled to Gravesend and Northfleet on October 28 for a Southern League fixture. Goals from Simon Redfern and Martin Devaney earned a 2-1 in front of 609 fans.


This will be the first ever meeting between Burton Albion and Leyton Orient.

The O’s will become the 85th different side that Albion have faced in what will be their 649th Football League game.

Burton fans have seen their side play in three different divisions in the Football League. This is their seventh season in League One, they’ve also had six seasons in League Two and two seasons in the Championship.

Their most played opponents as a League club are Accrington Stanley, who they have faced on 22 occasions. The next most played teams are Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United, whom they have faced on 20 occasions.

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