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Burton Albion 1 – Cheltenham Town 1- Honours even and points shared at Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion were held to 1-1 draw by Cheltenham Town down on Friday at Pirelli Stadium. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Burton Albion were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 3-0 to Cambridge Utd. Cheltenham Town, on the other hand, lost 3-2 in the last match they played against Fleetwood Town. As things stand, Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town are 4th, (10 points) and 16th, (5 points), in the table respectively, after 5 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Cheltenham Town, with Callum Wright giving Cheltenham Town the lead in the 28th minute, seeing out the first half 0-1.

Burton Albion took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Lucas Akins finding the net at the 67 minute mark, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Burton Albion brought on Bryn Morris, Aaron Holloway and Danny Rowe for Michael Mancienne, Omari Patrick and Bryn Morris. Cheltenham Town brought on George Lloyd, Taylor Perry and Conor Thomas, to replace Andy Williams, Alfie May and Callum Wright.

There were bookings for Tom Hamer and John Brayford from Burton Albion, and George Lloyd, for Cheltenham Town.

Burton Albion will next travel to Bolton Wanderers, while Cheltenham Town will face Milton Keynes Dons at home.

Technical card:
Burton Albion: Scott Flinders, Liam Sercombe, Andy Williams, Sean Long, Chris Hussey, Alfie May, Ellis Chapman, Callum Wright, Matty Blair, Lewis Freestone and William Boyle
Cheltenham Town: Ben Garratt, Jonny Smith, Omari Patrick, John Brayford, Joe Powell, Lucas Akins, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Michael Mancienne, Tom Hamer, Ryan Leak and Conor Shaughnessy
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Goals: Callum Wright (0-1, min. 28) and Lucas Akins (1-1, min. 67)

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