Burton booked an FA Cup second-round trip to Fleetwood after overcoming Conference Premier side Hereford.

Adam McGurk shot wastefully high when well placed for the Brewers, but atoned soon after when he turned in Chris Hussey's corner to put them ahead.

Frankie Artus almost pulled the Bulls level, but his 25-yard strike was well stopped by goalkeeper Dean Lyness.

Any hopes of a Bulls comeback ended when Matty Palmer fired in from 20 yards out for his first career goal.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"I'm very satisfied. It could have been a very tricky tie.

"I heard a lot about Hereford in the week; about how they weren't too happy about moving the game and I just thought they'd tried to use that to galvanise their team a bit.

"They'd talked a bit about trying to get their season back on track and using it as a bit of a springboard and I think we were very keen to not be that springboard.

"I think it was also important for us to win at home and get that ball rolling a little bit for ourselves, so we tried something a bit different and I thought it worked quite well."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Burton Albion

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory
  • 08 Weir Booked
  • 05 Diamond
  • 06 Sharps
  • 23 Palmer
  • 07 Bell
  • 20 McGurk Booked
  • 29 Kee (Knowles - 82' )
  • 03 Hussey (Phillips - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 11 MacDonald
  • 13 Poole
  • 17 Phillips
  • 18 Knowles
  • 21 Holness
  • 22 Dyer
  • 28 Symes

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 02 Leadbitter Booked
  • 07 Purdie
  • 08 O'Keefe
  • 05 McDonald
  • 12 Collins
  • 09 Walker
  • 16 Artus
  • 20 Odhiambo (Brown - 60' )
  • 15 Rankine
  • 23 Krans (Smith - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Sharp
  • 11 Smith
  • 14 Edwards
  • 17 Brown
  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 2,069

Match Stats

Shots

20 14

On target

5 1

Corners

7 5

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

90:00 +3:28

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:43

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +1:46

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:46

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United).

86:48

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

86:48

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:00

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 2, Hereford United 0. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

82:42

Attempt missed. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Billy Kee.

81:10

Attempt missed. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:47

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Alexander Diamond.

79:55

Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:22

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

78:22

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robert Purdie.

78:09

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:32

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:32

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

76:36

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

76:36

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:01

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:01

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

75:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Jimmy Phillips replaces Chris Hussey.

74:23 Booking

Booking Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card.

74:16

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:16

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

72:06

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:47

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:53

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robert Purdie.

70:04

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

66:08 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

66:00

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:47

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

64:13

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

63:47 Booking

Booking Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

63:31

Hand ball by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

62:22

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

60:07

Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Kevin Krans.

59:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown replaces Eric Odhiambo.

59:04

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

53:56

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

53:45

Attempt saved. Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:20

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

52:26

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

52:26

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:02

Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:05

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:05

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

47:41

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:39

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Burton Albion 1, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +2:09

Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +1:14

Attempt blocked. Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

41:46

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:46

Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).

40:42

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:30

Attempt blocked. Alexander Diamond (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

40:14

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

40:01

Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

38:43

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 1, Hereford United 0. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey following a corner.

36:21

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

35:10

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

34:31

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

34:31

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:13

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:33

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:05

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

24:12

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

23:44

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

23:44

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:13

Attempt blocked. Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:42

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

21:07

Foul by Chris Hussey (Burton Albion).

21:07

Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:40

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

18:40

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:45

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:45

Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).

16:54

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

14:29

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:36

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

12:17

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Dominic Collins.

11:48

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:48

Foul by Kevin Krans (Hereford United).

10:17

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:32

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

9:32

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:32

Attempt missed. Alexander Diamond (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:45

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:45

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United).

5:02

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

4:19

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

2:16

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:16

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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