The 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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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 United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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 United
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Hereford United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Hereford United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Goal!

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Billy Kee.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Alexander Diamond.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robert Purdie.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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