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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:

"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
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Wes Thomas (Swindon Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Fabien Robert replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).