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22 September 2023

Club News


22 September 2023

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


This Saturday will be only the second time that Burton Albion have played a Football League game on September 23. Back in 2017, the Brewers travelled to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. A crowd of 12,500 saw a goalless draw, with John Brayford in the Burton side.

The time before that was a Blue Square Premier game in 2006 as Northwich Victoria visited the Pirelli Stadium. A young John Brayford came on as a 50th minute substitute in the game, as a crowd of 1,817 saw goals from Chris Hall in the 24th minute and Daryl Clare in the 45th minute, earn a 2-0 victory.

The Brewers travelled to Accrington Stanley on 23rd February 2003 in the Nationwide Conference.  Paul Mullin gave Stanley a 30th minute lead, before the Brewers equalised two minutes before half time courtesy of a Steve Halford own goal. Steve Hollis restored Accrington’s lead in the 67th minute, before a Lutel James penalty in the 90th minute secured a 3-1 win for the home side in front of 1,911 fans.

It was Southern Premier League fixture at Eton Park on this day in 2000. Dorchester Town were the visitors as a Jason Kavanagh goal earned a 1-1 draw in front of a crowd of 1,030.


The last meeting at the Pirelli Stadium against Fleetwood Town was on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, when a crowd of 1,961 saw Fleetwood’s Harvey Macadam score the only goal of the game after 34 minutes. The most notable fact for Albion was the fact that Mustapha Carayol made his first league start.

Before that the two sides met in Burton on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Former Brewers keeper Kieron O’Hara was in goal for the visitors that day. A crowd of 2,648 saw Deji Oshilaja put through his own goal when his attempted headed clearance looped over a stranded Ben Garratt to give Fleetwood an 18th minute lead. Daniel Butterworth extended the lead after 57 minutes turning home a low cross, before Oumar Niasse reduced the deficit in the 61st minute bundling home from close range. Substitute Louis Moult scored his only goal for the Brewers when he equalised in the 84th minute turning home a Sam Hughes pull back. Then Niasse completed a remarkable turnaround netting the winner in the 90th minute with a controlled finish.

It was a behind closed doors encounter on Tuesday 27th April 2021 during the COVID hit season. Lucas Akins curled in a fine 20-yard left foot shot to open the scoring in the 35th minute. Joe Powell doubled the lead four minutes later firing home a free kick off the post. Sam Finley pulled a goal back after 62 minutes, before Tom Hamer restored the two-goal advantage when he scored from 15 yards in the 72nd minute. Kane Hemmings made it 4-1 in the 85th minute, when he cut in from the left wing to burst into the box before curling the ball home. In the 90th minute Jordan Rossiter pulled a goal back, before Hemmings netted his second and his side’s fifth almost from the restart, when he was played in by Sean Clare to complete a fine 5-2 victory.

On Saturday, January 11 2020, Ryan Edwards netted the only goal of the game in the 89th minute in front of 2,354 fans.

Birthdays 23rd to 29th September  

23rdMatt Bailey 35

25th – Ben Hart 23, Paul Hurst 49

27th – Lewis Young 34, Steve Chettle 55, Mark Whitehouse 62

28th – Darren Stride 48, Mark Oxley 33, Luke Varney 41, Kwame Thomas 28, Kenny Blair 71

29th – Matt Harriott 31

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