FA Cup - First Round
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Burton Albion 2-0 Hereford United

Burton Albion celebrate against Hereford United

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.

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Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Gary Rowett

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Post-match: Burton boss Rowett

"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."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8WeirBooked at 67mins
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Sharps
  • 23Palmer
  • 7Bell
  • 20McGurkBooked at 64mins
  • 29KeeSubstituted forKnowlesat 82'minutes
  • 3HusseySubstituted forPhillipsat 76'minutes

Substitutes

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

Hereford

  • 1Evans
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 75mins
  • 7Purdie
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 5McDonald
  • 12Collins
  • 9Walker
  • 16Artus
  • 20OdhiamboSubstituted forBrownat 60'minutes
  • 15Rankine
  • 23KransSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamHereford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Hereford United 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

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

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

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

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United).

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

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

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

Goal!

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Billy Kee.

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

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Alexander Diamond.

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

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robert Purdie.

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

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

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

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

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

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jimmy Phillips replaces Chris Hussey.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

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

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robert Purdie.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

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

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