League Two
BurtonBurton Albion1ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town0

Burton Albion 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

George Taft
George Taft started his career at Leicester City but never made a first-team appearance

George Taft scored the first goal of his career to give Burton a narrow win over promotion rivals Shrewsbury.

The defender steered a half-volley into the bottom-right corner from 12 yards following Matthew Palmer's corner.

Shrewsbury dominated the first half as Jon McLaughlin saved two James Collins headers and Bobby Grant's shot.

After the goal, Burton's Kelvin Maynard shot wide and hit the legs of Shrews keeper Jayson Leutwiler before Mickey Demetriou blazed over for the visitors.

The victory for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Brewers sees them leapfrog Shrewsbury into second place in League Two, a point behind leaders Wycombe.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"They came here to beat us and were ready for the battle but my boys were ready for them as well. I think Shrewsbury is a very very good side and they gave us a lot of questions to answer and luckily we could answer them at times.

Sometimes they gave us problems but they are a good team and you have to respect them. We did respect them and I must say we looked a unit, we looked very hard to break down and at times, when we had the ball, we looked to give them problems.

We were very calm on the ball and looked like we were getting chances. I was very happy with the performance and the points"

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 5Taft
  • 14McCrory
  • 31MaynardSubstituted forMcGurkat 88'minutes
  • 22LenihanBooked at 23mins
  • 8Weir
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forSharpsat 90+2'minutes
  • 9BeavonBooked at 19minsSubstituted forKnowlesat 82'minutes
  • 12BlythBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 6Sharps
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5EllisSubstituted forWesolowskiat 67'minutes
  • 6Goldson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 23Passley
  • 4WoodsBooked at 45mins
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forManganat 78'minutes
  • 24Grant
  • 3Demetriou
  • 10Vernon
  • 9CollinsBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 12Gayle
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 16Griffith
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,555

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ian Sharps replaces Matthew Palmer.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Kelvin Maynard.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joshua Passley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Stuart Beavon.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

    Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.