ENGLISH FA CUP

Moss Lane, England

Referee: C Boyeson | Attendance: 2428

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0 - 2

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Burton Albion

  • Chris Palmer 65'
  • Calvin Makongo Zola 75'

Burton breeze through

Chris Palmer and Calvin Zola both netted within the space of 10 second-half minutes as Burton overcame a FA Cup first-round replay with non-league Altrincham by winning 2-0.

After a goalless first half following a dramatic 3-3 draw at the Pirelli Stadium 11 days ago, Palmer fired League Two Burton in front with a smart free-kick in the 65th minute.

And no sooner had Conference North Altrincham settled, than Zola had doubled the Brewers advantage to set up a second-round clash at his former employers Crewe.

Altrincham had the first chance of the match after just eight minutes, however, striker Damian Reeves could only scoop over a smart right-wing cross from Scott Leather.

Burton responded in the 24th minute through Zola, whose late equaliser salvaged a replay for the Brewers, heading against the bar following a Palmer free-kick.

Altrincham striker James Lawrie saw a drive deflected wide after the break before Palmer broke the deadlock with a free-kick after Simon Richman fouled Jacques Maghoma.

Ten minutes later the visitors clinched victory as Maghoma teed up Zola to finish left-footed from the edge of the six-yard box and extinguish any hopes of an Altrincham comeback.

The Robins did come agonisingly close to setting up a tense finale, though, when Nicky Clee played in Matt Doughty but his teasing ball across goal drifted narrowly wide.

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Scoring Summary

  • Altrincham
  • Burton Albion
 

Match Stats

  • Altrincham
  • Burton Albion
14(8) Shots (on goal) 17(5)
11 Fouls 10
4 Corner kicks 10
0 Offsides 1
44% Time of Possession 56%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 6

Teams

  • Altrincham
  • Burton Albion
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