Match ends, Burton Albion 4, Salford City 1.
Burton eased their way into the second round of the FA Cup courtesy of a comfortable victory over League Two side Salford.
After Salford's Ibou Touray cancelled out Lucas Akins' 42nd minute near post finish seven minutes into the second half, the home side reasserted their authority with goals from David Templeton, John Brayford and Oliver Sarkic.
The win means Albion have set up a tie with League Two side Oldham in the next round.
Burton had been good value for their lead and when Templeton lashed in an unerring shot after good work from Scott Fraser.
Nigel Clough's men had something to defend and build on when Brayford bundled the ball over the line in the 70th minute having initially headed goalwards.
Sarkic added a fourth after breaking onto Akins' through ball before cutting inside and curling a shot beyond Chris Neal into the far corner of the net.
It was Albion's first FA Cup victory since December 2013 when, coincidentally, they beat Graham Alexander's Fleetwood in a second-round replay.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 2BrayfordBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSbarraat 83'minutes
- 8FraserSubstituted forDanielat 79'minutes
- 11TempletonSubstituted forDyerat 75'minutes
- 15BurgessSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 76'minutes
- 25JonesSubstituted forMaynardat 61'minutes
- 9RooneySubstituted forDieseruvweat 81'minutes
- Marc Edwards
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 4, Salford City 1.
Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Carl Piergianni.
Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Salford City).
John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).
Foul by Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion).
Liam Hogan (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces John Brayford.
Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Adam Rooney.
Goal! Burton Albion 4, Salford City 1. Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Colin Daniel replaces Scott Fraser because of an injury.
Substitution, Salford City. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Cameron Burgess.
Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Lloyd Dyer replaces David Templeton.
Corner, Salford City. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.
Goal! Burton Albion 3, Salford City 1. John Brayford (Burton Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.