March 12, 2013
Brewers down Shots to move second
Michael Symes' exquisite second-half volley completed a vital comeback for Burton in their promotion challenge as they handed Andy Scott his first defeat since taking over at Aldershot.
Paul McCallum's third-minute opener on his home debut had given the Shots an early lead but the Brewers responded just before half-time through Robbie Weir.
And despite the attentions of three home defenders, Symes got away a perfectly-placed volley from the edge of the box after 65 minutes to fire Burton to a 2-1 victory and up into second place in League Two.
The Shots made the perfect start when McCallum fired home, the West Ham loanee converting from a narrow angle on the left.
Burton appeared stunned by the early strike and both Lionel Ainsworth and McCallum were a constant danger in the first half-hour.
However, on the stroke of half-time the Brewers drew level as Weir volleyed through a crowd of bodies after Zander Diamond had headed the ball back into the danger area.
That goal gave Burton the momentum and midway through the second half Symes brought down Anthony O'Connor's ball forward before hitting a stunning left-footed volley on the turn for the winner.
|Aldershot Town||Burton Albion|
|29 Glenn Morris||13 Stuart Tomlinson|
|19 Terrell Forbes||24 Ian Sharps|
|2 Ben Herd||5 Alexander Diamond|
|11 Peter Vincenti||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|4 Aaron Morris||23 Lee Bell|
|23 Sonny Bradley||14 Damien McCrory|
|27 Lionel Ainsworth||8 Robbie Weir|
|31 Daniel Rose||27 Adam Drury|
|12 Oliver Risser||10 Calvin Makongo Zola|
|20 Craig Reid||30 Michael Symes|
|15 Paul McCallum||26 Alexander MacDonald|
|35 Luke Williams||Dean Lyness 16|
|6 Oliver Lancashire||Andrew Corbett 2|
|18 Craig Stanley||Marcus Holness 21|
|24 Asa Hall||Chris Palmer 11|
|28 Kieron Cadogan||Jimmy Phillips 17|
|17 Adam Mekki||Jack Dyer 22|
|26 Jeff Goulding||Matthew Paterson 18|
|Asa Hall for Oliver Risser (69)||Ariel Borysiuk for Calvin Makongo Zola (58)|
|Adam Mekki for Peter Vincenti (69)|
|Jeff Goulding for Terrell Forbes (87)|
|Daniel Rose (52)|
|Ben Herd (71)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | Burton Albion|