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Burton Albion 2-4 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood scored all six goals in a thrilling game with promotion rivals Burton, running out 4-2 victors at a wet Pirelli Stadium.

After rain delayed kick-off by an hour, David Ball opened the scoring for the visitors from 15 yards before Mark Roberts' own goal levelled proceedings.

Soon after, Nathan Pond's header put the Cod Army ahead, but Alex Marrow's slice into his own net made it 2-2.

But Jon Parkin and Junior Brown converted to give Fleetwood victory.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"Well I think first and foremost, that was by far the best Fleetwood have played against us this season and they made it very, very difficult for us.

"The first half was a little bit disappointing. I just didn't think we got onto the ball enough and made it as difficult as we could have done. Then we conceded poor goals at poor times.

"I have to be honest I thought it was a clear foul for the second goal. There was a push in Ian Sharps' back and I have to say I'm very disappointed in that decision.

"Then we get back in at 2-2. We had one or two chances I felt we should have made a bit more. We had all the pressure at that point and they were looking to just hit us on the counter."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 7BellSubstituted forIsmailat 63'minutes
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Sharps
  • 23Palmer
  • 8Weir
  • 29Kee
  • 18Knowles
  • 17Phillips

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 3Hussey
  • 4Buxton
  • 11MacDonald
  • 19Ismail
  • 21Holness
  • 24Slade

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 13GoodallBooked at 87mins
  • 6PondBooked at 63mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forSarcevicat 72'minutes
  • 35Marrow
  • 9ParkinBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMandronat 86'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forBrownat 82'minutes
  • 4MurdochBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 28Maxwell
  • 34Mandron
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,396

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 4. Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

  4. Post update

    Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Booking

    Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  12. Booking

    Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jon Parkin.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces David Ball.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 3. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor McLaughlin.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).