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Burton Albion 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Ryan Edwards proved to be the late Burton hero as he glanced home a header from Liam Boyce's cross to earn victory over Fleetwood at the Pirelli Stadium.

Albion had been knocking on the door against a Town side who showed little in the way of attacking intent and the Australian midfielder's sixth of the season ensured it was Albion who sealed a fourth win in five league games.

The first half was tight with defences on top. Burton, arguably, had the better of the chances with Oliver Sarkic forcing Alex Cairns to save with his leg after an excellent scooped pass into the box from Scott Fraser.

David Templeton's deliveries from wide positions caused plenty of problems for the Fleetwood defence but Burton failed to get anyone on the end of them.

The visitors twice missed the target as both Lewie Coyle and Wes Burns put presentable chances wide in rare forays forward.

The second half saw much of the same with Sarkic narrowly drilling wide of the post as Cairns continued to be the busier of the two keepers but he was powerless a minute from time to prevent Albion snatching all the points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5Buxton
  • 3DanielSubstituted forHutchinsonat 36'minutes
  • 7Quinn
  • 4Edwards
  • 8Fraser
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forBoyceat 54'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forSbarraat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 18Nartey
  • 24Garratt
  • 26Hart
  • 27Boyce
  • 28Sharman-Lowe

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 6SouttarBooked at 59mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 4ConnollyBooked at 17minsSubstituted forSowerbyat 67'minutes
  • 8DempseySubstituted forMcAlenyat 83'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 9EvansBooked at 61mins
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMaddenat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McAleny
  • 13Gilks
  • 17Madden
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
2,354

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Boyce with a cross.

Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Oliver Sarkic.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack Sowerby.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Harry Souttar tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

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

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Wes Burns.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Callum Connolly.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Booking

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Wes Burns is caught offside.

Booking

Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham25135745261944
2Wycombe2512853226644
3Ipswich24118537231441
4Coventry24101133526941
5Oxford Utd24116742251739
6Sunderland24108635241138
7Portsmouth2410863629738
8Doncaster23107636231337
9Peterborough25107844341037
10Fleetwood2310673730736
11Burton2410683330336
12Bristol Rovers2410683032-236
13Blackpool2481063228434
14Gillingham2581072824434
15Shrewsbury248972226-433
16Lincoln City2594123032-231
17Accrington2578103537-229
18Rochdale2584132941-1228
19MK Dons2574142737-1025
20Wimbledon2566133038-824
21Tranmere2457122743-1622
22Southend2517172765-3810
23Bolton2247111848-307
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