League One
BurtonBurton Albion2ScunthorpeScunthorpe United1
Stuart Beavon
Stuart Beavon scored seven goals for Burton as they won promotion from League Two last season

Burton Albion beat 10-man Scunthorpe to register a win in the first League One game in the club's history.

Stuart Beavon's second-half strike gave Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side the lead as he reacted quickest to a loose ball.

The Iron then had goalkeeper Luke Daniels sent off after he appeared to strike Mark Duffy, with Lucas Akins converting the resulting penalty.

Substitute Charlie Goode headed an injury-time consolation goal for the visitors from Gary McSheffrey's corner.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"Scunthorpe are a good side. It was always going to be an afternoon where you have to defend well and at times we did.

"I must say in the first half we had the two best chances. They had some chances - they hit the woodwork, but that's just what it is.

"We looked good at times and at the end I think we looked the stronger team. In the last five minutes I thought we had another gear."

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"First and foremost we came here against a strong, physical Burton Albion side with momentum.

"We've come off the back of a really good pre-season and you'd expect better from us.

"I expect better from us, the players expect better from each other and we took a little bit of time to get some confidence."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 31Matthews
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 89mins
  • 8Weir
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 74'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forPalmerat 81'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 12Butcher
  • 16Lyness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 23Palmer

Scunthorpe

  • 1DanielsBooked at 71mins
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 77mins
  • 18King
  • 6CanavanSubstituted forGoodeat 38'minutes
  • 2Wiseman
  • 12Bishop
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 30'minutes
  • 15Dawson
  • 3Laird
  • 9Madden
  • 22HopperSubstituted forAnyonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 20Goode
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,064

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Binnom-Williams (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jerome Binnom-Williams (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack King.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Mark Duffy.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Booking

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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