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12 April 2024

Club News


12 April 2024

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow’s away game at Stevenage from Tony Bentley.


The last time that Burton Albion played on April 13 was back in 2021 during the Covid hit season. It was a Tuesday night trip to Doncaster Rovers where a goalless first half ensued. Then in the 59th minute Ryan Edwards broke forward to the byline and pulled the ball back to Lucas Akins to fire home from 12 yards. It was 2-0 in the 72nd minute when a long goal kick was headed on by Tom Hamer. Hamer continued his run and received the ball back from Edwards to fire home from the edge of the box. Six minutes later from a quickly taken free kick, Danny Rowe slung over a deep cross. John Brayford headed it down and the ball broke to Hayden Carter who fried home from three yards to earn a fine 3-0 win.

It was another 3-0 away win on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This time a crowd of 3,698 were gathered to see Scunthorpe United host the Brewers in League One. Keiran Wallace opened the scoring in the 39th minute, before Lucas Akins in the 68th and Liam Boyce six minutes later completed a comfortable win for Nigel Clough’s side.

It was a League Two fixture in April 2013 when Gary Rowett’s side hosted Plymouth Argyle. A crowd of 4,392 had to wait a long time to see a goal, but ultimately it was Matt Paterson with a 90th minute decider that earned all three points for the Brewers, and a 16th home win of the season.

The Brewers travelled to Macclesfield Town on April 13 2010 in their debut season as a Football League club. Former Albion loanee, and future midfielder Lee Bell was in the host’s team as they took a third minute lead through Nat Brown. Albion equalised in the 58th minute, courtesy of a Matthew Tipton own goal, as the points were shared.

Roy McFarland was in charge when Albion travelled to Kidderminster Harriers on Easter Monday 2009. There were 3,025 fans and the Setanta TV cameras present as the Brewers looked to secure the Blue Square Premier title. The Brewers took the lead right on the stroke of half time through Lee Morris. However, second half Kidderminster stepped up with Matthew Barnes-Homer equalising in the 68th minute, before Brian Smikle’s 80th minute strike secured all three points for Harriers, as the title race went right down to the last day of the season.


The last time that the Brewers played at Stevenage was Saturday,  October 25 2014. It turned out to be Gary Rowett’s last game as manager, as he left to join Birmingham City the following week. A crowd of 3,051 saw a cagey affair that ultimately decided when an 84th minute cross deflected off Ian Sharps to give Stevenage a 1-0 win, despite not actually having a shot on target themselves in the whole game.

It was another League Two fixture on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Scott Laird gave Stevenage a 34th minute lead from the penalty spot. Aaron Webster equalised in the 48th minute, before Chris Holroyd struck a winner for the home side in the 58th minute. The home side were reduced to ten men when Luke Foster was sent off in the 70th minute, but the majority of the 2,550 fans went home happy.

It was a chastening Blue Square Premier defeat for Nigel Clough’s side on Saturday, September 6 2008. A crowd of 1,717 saw Lee Boylan give Stevenage a third minute lead. Steve Morison then proceeded to help himself to a hat-trick, with goals in the 19th, 55th and 56th minute. Andy Corbett got the Brewers a consolation goal in the 75th minute, as they suffered their second league defeat of the season.

It was a thrilling draw on Thursday, October 18, 2007, again in the Blue Square Premier division. Daryl Clare gave Albion a 27th minute lead. Steve Morison equalised four minutes later, before Adam Miller made it 2-1 in the 48th minute. Shaun Harrad made it 2-2 in the 76th, before the late Mitchell Cole put Stevenage ahead for the third time in the 78th minute. Harrad scored his second a minute later to earn a point in front of 1,843 fans.

Player Birthdays 13th to 19th April

14th Alex MacDonald 34, Reece Hutchinson 24

15th – Sam Hughes 27

17th – Ryan Sweeney 27, Martin Samuelson 27

18th – Richard Jackson 44

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