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Burton Albion 2-1 Shrewsbury

Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser scored for Burton to hand Sam Ricketts a 2-1 defeat in his first League One game as Shrewsbury boss.

Feji Okenabirhie pulled one back in stoppage time to set up a nervy finish but it was the Brewers who leapfrogged their visitors in the table.

Boyce struck after just three minutes, putting pressure on goalkeeper Steve Arnold as he went to clear Mat Sadler's back-pass and reaping his rewards as he managed to block the clearance and watch as the rolled into the net.

Fraser's fifth goal of the season eased the pressure in the second half after Shrewsbury had looked the more likely, the Scottish midfielder finding the back of the net nine minutes from time with a rasping shot that went in off a post.

Okenabirhie had the best chances for the visitors, twice testing home goalkeeper Brad Collins and also saw John Brayford deflect a goalbound shot wide before firing in low beyond the keeper after a scramble in the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 10AkinsBooked at 67mins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forBuxtonat 57'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 19HutchinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 4Allen
  • 23Quinn
  • 7Fraser
  • 8HeskethSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 72'minutes
  • 27BoyceBooked at 90mins
  • 18MillerSubstituted forTurnerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 3Buxton
  • 6Turner
  • 9Sbarra
  • 14McCrory
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 44Cole

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Waterfall
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42GrantBooked at 52mins
  • 29Norburn
  • 8DochertySubstituted forGillieadat 77'minutes
  • 28LaurentSubstituted forWhalleyat 77'minutes
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 20Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 7Whalley
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Gilliead
  • 23Colkett
  • 27Sears
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,062

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lenell John-Lewis.

Booking

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt saved. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Alex Gilliead replaces Greg Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Josh Laurent.

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Jake Hesketh.

Booking

Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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