EFL Cup
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Burton Albion 4-0 Morecambe: Brewers thrash Shrimps in EFL Cup

Liam Boyce
Liam Boyce helped the Brewers to the semi-finals last season and scored three goals against Morecambe

Liam Boyce's hat-trick sent last season's semi-finalists Burton into the third round of this season's EFL Cup courtesy of a comfortable 4-0 victory over League Two side Morecambe.

The Brewers could have been behind inside a minute but Kieran O'Hara did well to deny Shrimps forward Lewis Alessandra at close range before Albion's attack put some serious pressure on the Morecambe goal.

Mark Halstead made a number of good saves to keep them out until the 34th minute, when he was unable to prevent Boyce from powerfully heading home a Scott Fraser corner.

Both Boyce and Lucas Akins were denied by Morecambe keeper Halstead before Boyce struck again on the stroke of half-time steering Oliver Sarkic's cross home.

A blistering start to the second half saw the busy Halstead deny Akins once again before Ryan Edwards scored his first goal in a Burton shirt finishing off John Brayford's low cross.

Kevin Ellison and Alessandra went close to getting Jim Bentley's side back in the contest before Boyce completed his hat-trick to put the game to bed in the 74th minute

Halstead saved Akins' header, before the Northern Ireland striker hooked in the rebound from close range to send last season's semi-finalists into the next round.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forSbarraat 77'minutes
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forNarteyat 75'minutes
  • 6Wallace
  • 3DanielBooked at 19minsSubstituted forat 85'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 7Quinn
  • 8Fraser
  • 10Akins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forTempletonat 82'minutes
  • 17Sarkic

Substitutes

  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 13Bywater
  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 18Nartey
  • 19Anderson

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 15WildigSubstituted forJagneat 85'minutes
  • 14BrewittBooked at 58mins
  • 18Oates
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 77'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forMillerat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 6Tutte
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 20Jagne
  • 24Miller
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,500

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 4, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 4, Morecambe 0.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David Templeton with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Attempt blocked. Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Sarkic with a through ball.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Richard Nartey.

Colin Daniel went off injured after Burton Albion had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lamin Jagne replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Liam Boyce.

Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Hand ball by Rhys Oates (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces John Brayford.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Richard Nartey replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 4, Morecambe 0. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Edwards with a cross.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Brewitt.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Cole Stockton.

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Wildig.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by George Tanner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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