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  • Date:11 May 2014
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Pirelli Stadium
  • Attendance:4,581
Goal!

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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

96:26 +6.26

David Gray manages to make a clearance.

92:55 +2.55

Phil Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

92:22 +2.22

Foul by Ryan Leonard on Callum McFadzean, free kick awarded.

89:14

Clearance by Marcus Holness.

89:13

Shot by Kevan Hurst went wide of the left-hand post.

88:41

Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance.

87:39

Chris Hussey makes a clearance.

87:21

Callum McFadzean manages to make a clearance.

86:49

The ball is delivered by Freddy Eastwood.

86:46

John Egan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dean Lyness parries the ball away.

86:39

Ben Coker sends in a cross.

85:40

Lee Barnard gets a header at goal. Dean Lyness blocks the ball.

85:31

Kevan Hurst decides to take a short corner.

85:02

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst.

83:50

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Hussey.

83:17

Centre by Matthew Palmer.

80:24

Marcus Holness takes the free kick.

80:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Chris Hussey.

79:07

Phil Edwards manages to make a clearance.

77:04

John Egan makes a clearance.

76:41

(Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Dominic Knowles coming on for Adam McGurk.

74:42

Ryan Leonard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Palmer.

74:17

The ball is sent over by Ben Coker.

73:26

Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

73:23

Shot by Lee Barnard. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

73:20

Michael Timlin crosses the ball.

72:44

Lee Barnard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Corr.

72:25

David Gray manages to make a clearance.

71:42

Will Atkinson makes a clearance.

71:41

The ball is swung over by Callum McFadzean.

70:55

Clearance by Jakub Sokolik.

70:00

Barry Corr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards.

69:00

Foul by Anthony Straker on Matthew Palmer, free kick awarded.

66:49

Clearance made by Marcus Holness.

65:40

Shot by Anthony Straker went wide of the right-hand upright.

64:22

John White goes off and Freddy Eastwood comes on.

64:15

Anthony Straker is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Murphy.

63:53

Shot by Ryan Leonard went over.

63:30

John White crosses the ball.

62:16

(Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with David Gray coming on for Billy Kee.

61:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jakub Sokolik on Callum McFadzean.

60:24

Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Robbie Weir gets a block in.

60:22

Ben Coker restarts play with the free kick.

59:03

Ian Sharps shown a red card.

58:54

Foul by Ian Sharps on Ryan Leonard, free kick awarded.

57:10

Kevan Hurst has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

56:48

Ian Sharps receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

56:06

Centre by Adam McGurk.

54:56

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross.

52:20

Callum McFadzean fouled by Will Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick.

51:43

Foul by John Egan on Adam McGurk, free kick awarded.

51:09

Ben Coker manages to make a clearance.

49:40

Foul by Barry Corr on Marcus Holness, free kick awarded.

49:12

Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

48:52

Barry Corr challenges Dean Lyness unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:48

Corner taken by Kevan Hurst.

The second half kicks off.

The match has reached half-time.

47:58 +2.58

Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

47:20

Free kick taken by Daniel Bentley.

47:07

Unfair challenge on Barry Corr by Ian Sharps results in a free kick.

46:47 +1.47

Free kick awarded for a foul by John White on Robbie Weir.

46:31

Adam McGurk fouled by Jakub Sokolik, the ref awards a free kick.

45:20

The ball is swung over by Jacob Murphy.

45:01

Matthew Palmer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zeli Ismail.

44:46

Adam McGurk grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Burton Albion 1-0 Southend.The assist for the goal came from Billy Kee.

43:59

Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

43:58

Kevan Hurst crosses the ball.

43:11

Unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Callum McFadzean results in a free kick.

42:54

Clearance by Marcus Holness.

42:51

Ben Coker produces a cross.

41:41

The official flags Billy Kee offside.

41:10

Shot by Kevan Hurst. Dean Lyness safely holds on.

39:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum McFadzean on Will Atkinson.

38:10

Callum McFadzean fouled by John White, the ref awards a free kick.

37:55

Shot by Billy Kee. Daniel Bentley parries the effort to safety.

37:13

Phil Edwards makes a clearance.

36:53

Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

35:22

Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

34:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Leonard by Robbie Weir.

33:44

Header by John Egan misses right.

33:39

Free kick crossed by Ben Coker.

33:06

Kevan Hurst fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.

32:29

Ben Coker makes a clearance.

32:28

The ball is crossed by Zeli Ismail.

32:17

Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

31:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Corr on Chris Hussey.

31:40

Clearance by Marcus Holness.

30:05

Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Barry Corr results in a free kick.

29:55

Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

29:22

Barry Corr concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps.

28:03

Chris Hussey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Murphy.

27:55

Billy Kee takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jakub Sokolik gets a block in.

25:40

Will Atkinson fouled by Ian Sharps, the ref awards a free kick.

25:30

Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

25:29

The ball is crossed by Kevan Hurst.

20:27

Jacob Murphy sends in a cross.

19:21

Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

18:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum McFadzean by Barry Corr.

17:36

Clearance made by Marcus Holness.

17:16

Chris Hussey makes a clearance.

16:12

Ben Coker receives a yellow card.

15:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Coker on Zeli Ismail.

15:36

The ball is crossed by Jacob Murphy.

14:44

Clearance by Ben Coker.

10:46

Zeli Ismail has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ben Coker.

10:40

Chris Hussey sends in a cross.

9:29

Robbie Weir manages to make a clearance.

8:03

Clearance made by Billy Kee.

6:59

Shot by Adam McGurk went wide of the right-hand upright.

4:14

Corner taken by Chris Hussey from the right by-line.

3:45

Zeli Ismail sends in a cross.

2:16

Shot by Adam McGurk. Blocked by John Egan.

1:23

Free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

1:11

Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness.

0:23

Centre by Adam McGurk.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Momentum no issue for Rowett Burton boss Gary Rowett believes you can rip up the form book when it comes to the play-offs. The Brewers are preparing for their second successive League Two play-off campaign and will host Southend in the first leg of their semi-final on Sunday. Albion finished the regular season with a 1-0 defeat to the Shrimpers last weekend, meaning they go into the tie having lost three of their last five matches. By contrast, Southend will arrive at the Pirelli Stadium with six wins from their last eight games. However, Rowett reckons the cup-like nature of the play-offs suits his side and he points to victories over Leicester and Sheffield United in the past two seasons as reasons to be optimistic about Burton reaching the final at Wembley on May 26. "I don't think momentum is an issue in the play-offs, it's who copes with the games the best," said Rowett. "It's cup football and if you look at us in the last two seasons, in cup games we've been very, very good. In one-off games we've been excellent. "We've beaten Sheffield United twice, once on penalties after a draw, and Leicester - all of them away from home. And this season we took Fulham all the way to penalties. "You can look at Southend and say they're going to be in better form going into the games, but that means nothing. It means there's probably more pressure on you to continue that form. "We're starting again almost and I think we'll benefit from that." Captain Ian Sharps will return to the Burton team after the central defender was rested at Roots Hall last weekend. Billy Kee was also rested for that game, while fellow forward Adam McGurk could be back in the squad after a four-game lay-off with a groin injury. Meanwhile, Southend boss Phil Brown is hoping his lucky pants can inspire the Shrimpers to play-off glory. Brown's boys have lost just once in nine games while wearing his superstitious underwear and he has his fingers crossed they will continue to be a charm. "The first time I wore them was at Bristol Rovers when I wasn't feeling very well but our results started to pick up after that so I've kept on wearing them and I will be in them again on Sunday," said Brown. "I kept on wearing them even when we lost to AFC Wimbledon because I was still pleased with the performance and we had enough chances to win two or three games that afternoon. "They're not really the sexiest pair of underpants you'll ever see but hopefully they can help us produce the goods this weekend and in the second leg so then I can get to wear them at Wembley as well." Brown has no new problems and could name the same starting line-up for the fifth game in a row.

Formation:442Manager: Gary Rowett

Burton Albion

Formation: 433Manager: Phil Brown

Southend

  • Dean Lyness
  • Phil Edwards
  • Ian Sharps
  • Marcus Holness
  • Chris Hussey
  • Zeli Ismail
  • Robbie Weir
  • Lee Bell
  • Callum McFadzean
  • Adam McGurk
  • Billy Kee
  • SUBS
  • Gary Alexander
  • Ashley Hemmings
  • Dominic Knowles
  • Matthew Palmer
  • David Gray
  • Michael Symes
  • Rob Lainton

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