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Swindon Town 0-1 Burton Albion

Stuart Beavon
Stuart Beavon joined Burton from Preston three years ago

Stuart Beavon's first-half strike moved Burton to the top of League One with their first ever win at Swindon.

Beavon smashed home just before the half-hour mark to inflict a second successive defeat on Swindon, following their loss at Barnsley last weekend.

The striker punished hesitancy among the Swindon defence with a clinical volley, the Brewers' first ever goal at the County Ground.

Wes Thomas dragged wide from inside the penalty area for the home side.

Jon Obika and Louis Thompson also missed the target while Yaser Kasim had a free-kick pushed over by Jon McLaughlin as Burton held out for the win.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Swindon v Burton

"I'm very happy. I think when you're coming to Swindon, you know what they're about. They can keep the ball for fun and they can test your nerves and get overloads in certain areas, but we made it very uncomfortable for them. We didn't let them get into their stride, we didn't let them play their game and get into their rhythm.

"For us, it was all about winning the ball back in their half and trying to penetrate in the last third and I think we did that really well.

"We should have scored more goals and that's something we need to work at, but I must say I'm extremely happy with how the team has worked today. We were very solid and we were quite creative with the ball at times, but the belief needs to become greater because they can do a lot more than they think."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Thompson
  • 29Branco
  • 5Williams
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Traore
  • 18Thompson
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forKasimat 56'minutes
  • 32OjamaaSubstituted forRobertat 73'minutes
  • 14Thomas
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forObikaat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robert
  • 8Kasim
  • 15Brophy
  • 16Stewart
  • 20Obika
  • 25Belford
  • 27Barry

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 51mins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 22Binnom-WilliamsSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 36'minutes
  • 12ButcherBooked at 64mins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forPalmerat 70'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 8Weir
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11El Khayati
  • 13Joachim
  • 15Naylor
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
7,005

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Wes Thomas (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Swindon Town).

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Fabien Robert replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Mark Duffy.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Henrik Ojamaa (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Obika replaces Nicky Ajose.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Yaser Kasim replaces Anton Rodgers.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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