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Burton Albion Preview

7 December 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to the weekend trip to Burton Albion

After a flurry of home games, Shrewsbury Town travel to Burton this weekend in Skybet League One. The Brewers have had a pretty mixed season so far after relegation from the Championship. Their season started off with a couple of defeats but their third game saw them beat us at 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow in the Carabao Cup.  Since then they've gone through a cycle of back-to-back wins followed by defeats or draws with only their last home win not coupled with another. They currently sit just below us in 16th with the same amount of points but they've have played one game less so a home win this weekend would give them three points between them and us with a one game advantage.



Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)

Liam Boyce 5 (3)
Jamie Allen 3 (1)
Kyle McFadzean 3
Scott Fraser 2 (1)
Lucas Akins 2 (1)


Liam Boyce 4
Scott Fraser 4
Lucas Akins 3

Clean Sheets

Five at home, none away.


Goals per game at home: 1.2.

Goals conceded at home: 9.

The most common result at the Pirelli Stadium is a 1-2 defeat for the home team, which has occurred four times. The second most common result at home is a 1-0 win.

40% of their home games have been goalless at half time.

Their highest scoring part of the game is the first 15 minutes of the second half with four goals scored this season.


Ben Toner from Lancashire. Games this season: 19. Yellow cards: 50. Red cards: 2
Assistants: Lisa Rachid and Peter Gooch.
Fourth official: David Benton.

Squad News

Shaun Whalley played in midweek so he may feature. Ollie Norburn isn't far away from returning to training but this weekend may be a little too soon for him.


Having not played since 27th November, the Brewers have had a nice long rest in advance of the Christmas programme but will that mean they are full of beans or a little rusty?  Sam Ricketts made changes on Wednesday against Walsall so some of our tired legs have had a chance to recover too.  The form is interesting in this game, Burton have won just once in five games whereas we're in great form. However, our away form has been poor and Burton will fancy their chances after winning more at home than they've lost. However, Sam Ricketts will know all about our away results and may well have a few ideas about how to change it.


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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Burton Albion 2 Shrewsbury Town 1

8 December 2018

Town fall to a 2-1 defeat away at Burton Albion.

 Burton: Bradley Collins, John Brayford, Jamie Allen, Kyle McFadzean (Jake Buxton, 56), Scott Fraser, Jake Hesketh (Marcus Harness, 72), Lucas Akins, Will Miller (Ben Turner, 62), Reece Hutchinson, Stephen Quinn, Liam Boyce.

Subs: Stephen Bywater, Jake Buxton, Ben Turner, Joe Sbarra, Damien McCroy, Marcus Harness, Devante Cole.

Town: Steve Arnold, Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Greg Docherty (Alex Gilliead, 78), Fejiri Okenabirhie, James Bolton, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Luke Waterfall, Josh Laurent (Shaun Whalley, 78), Ollie Norburn, Anthony Grant.

Subs: Joel Coleman, Josh Emmanuel, Shaun Whalley, Lenell John-Lewis, Alex Gilliead, Charlie Colkett, Ryan Sears.

Referee: Ben Toner

Assistants: Lisa Rashid and Peter Gooch

Fourth official: David Benton

Attendance: 3062

Shrewsbury Town were unable to get a win in the first league game of Sam Ricketts’ tenure.

Fejir Okenabirhie pulled a goal back for Town, but Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser were the two on hand to give the home side the goals that won the game.

Team News: Sam Ricketts went with a familiar starting line up for the game against the Brewers. Ricketts named the same team that Danny Coyne had named in the previous league fixture.

First Half:

A mistake early on in the game saw the home side take the lead in the third minute. Steve Arnold attempted a long ball forward, but unfortunately for the Town keeper Liam Boyce blocked the ball and saw it bounce over the line and into the net.

After the home side took the lead, they also took control of the game. The Brewers were pushing forward and pilling the pressure on Town, which created an uncomfortable first 20 minutes for Ricketts’ men.

Town were pushing back at the home side but the Brewers were proving hard to break down. Town had a half-chance in the 29th minute with a headed effort from James Bolton, but the defender couldn’t generate enough power on the ball to trouble Bradley Collins.

Fejiri Okenabirhie was the next player to have a slight chance at goal for Town. The forward received a neat through ball, but the angle was too tight for his strike to trouble the keeper.

The balance of the game was starting to swing in Town’s favour as the half was coming to an end. Town were pushing forward well and were looking the more threatening side with 10 minutes to go.

The home side went into the break with the one goal advantage. Liam Boyce latched onto Steve Arnold’s clearance and managed to bundle the ball into the net.

Second Half:

Anthony Grant was given a yellow card by referee Ben Toner for dissent shortly after the half had resumed.

The first 15 minutes of the half turned out to be quite even, with both teams looking to attack the opposition at any given chance. Greg Docherty looked busy in the midfield and was openings for his teammates.

Lucas Akins was also shown a yellow card for pulling back Okenabirhie as he looked to drive forward.

Town looked to be in on goal just before the 70-minute mark. Amadi-Holloway did well to play through Okenabirhie with a header, but the assistant referee flagged for offside.

Frustrations were growing for Burton and Jake Buxton was given a yellow card for pulling back Okenabirhie.

The home side managed to double their lead in the 81st minute through Scott Fraser. A poor clearance fell to the midfielder - he dinked to the side and lashed a wonderful effort across goal, which went in via the post.

Okenabirhie pulled a goal back for Town in injury time. Lenell John-Lewis neatly knocked the ball forward for the striker to hit and the ball flew into the corner of the goal - but it wouldn't be enough to get Town back into the game.

The game came to an end with the home side the victors. Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser were the two with the goals.

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Ticket News

Burton Albion Ticket Details

7 December 2018

Ticket details for our Sky Bet League One trip to the Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion v Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 8th December – 3pm Kick-Off
Pirelli Stadium
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our Sky Bet League One trip to Burton Albion.

We have been sent an initial 800 tickets for the game.

Block 1 (Seated) - Enter via turnstiles ABC

Adult - £22
Over 65/Young Person 17-22yrs - £20
Under 17 - £12

Terraces - Enter via turnstiles TUVW

Adult - £18
Over 65 - £16
Young Person 17-22yrs - £13
Under 17 - £5

Please note all prices increase by £2 on matchday.

’Terrace entry on the day is CASH ONLY on the gate.

Seating tickets can be purchased from the Ticket office.

Block 1 seating area is a family area for supporters and tickets will be prioritised for families.

Please note turnstiles are monitoed and concession ID checks will take place.  Please make sure you have the relevant ID for the ticket you have purchased.  Any adults found trying to gain entry using a concession ticket will face refusal of entry/ejection without a refund.

Burton run a strict ticket age check policy at the gate and ,more importantly, an Under 17 ticket has to be bought with an Adult ticket as all Under 17s need to be accompanied by an adult when attending the game. This is Burton Albion policy. 

For this reason, Under 17 tickets are not available online and can only be purchased at the window or over the phone.

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant ticket price (Adult/Concession/Junior) and are entitled to a PA ticket free as long as disabled supporter is on medium to high rate disability allowance.

Tickets go off sale at 3pm on Friday 7th of December. 

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Away tickets are set up online with the following delivery options:

Standard post 
Special delivery
Collect from Shrewsbury Town - Free

Any tickets for away games not collected will be taken to the away game on the day.

If you can't make it to the game you can listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

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