League Two
Burton1Shrewsbury0

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:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Shrewsbury

"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

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ian Sharps replaces Matthew Palmer.

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

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Kelvin Maynard.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Stuart Beavon.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

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

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

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Liam Lawrence.

Booking

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

Joshua Passley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. James Wesolowski replaces Mark Ellis.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. George Taft (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Palmer.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24138338201847
2Burton24144633231046
3Shrewsbury24135633161744
4Newport24127535251043
5Luton23126528171142
6Southend2411762420440
7Plymouth24115829171238
8Bury2411493530537
9Exeter2510783333037
10Stevenage2410593331235
11Morecambe24104102523234
12Wimbledon239683331233
13Accrington23103103437-333
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd2477102631-528
17Cheltenham2477102233-1128
18York2451272628-227
19Mansfield2376101828-1027
20Northampton2474133438-425
21Dag & Red2474132636-1025
22Carlisle2473142945-1624
23Tranmere2357112330-722
24Hartlepool2435161643-2714
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