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Burton Albion 1 - Aston Villa 2

Friendly

Pirelli Stadium

14/7/12

Attendance: 4165

Referee: Friend

Burton Albion
1 - 2
Aston Villa
Weir (9)
 
Holness (OG 42), Holman (83)
 
Venue: Pirelli Stadium
 
Attendance: 4165
The Teams
Atkins
 
 
45
 
Marshall
 
 
O'Connor
 
 
 
Hutton
 
 
45
McCrory
 
 
45
 
Clark
 
 
45
Stanton
 
 
45
 
Lowton
 
 
45
Holness
 
 
45
 
Stevens
 
 
45
Corbett
 
 
45
 
Carruthers
 
 
45
Weir
 
 
45
 
Johnson
 
 
45
Downing
 
 
45
 
El Ahmadi
 
 
45
Maghoma
 
 
45
 
N'Zogbia
 
 
45
Zola
 
 
45
 
Weimann
 
 
45
Yussuf
 
 
45
 
Bent
 
 
45
Substitutes
Lyness/Phillips
 
 
45/45
 
Barrett/Warnock
 
 
/45
Webster/Martin
 
 
45/45
 
Baker/Collins
 
 
45/45
Diamond/Dyer
 
 
45/45
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
45
Taylor/Allen
 
 
/45
 
Holman/Herd
 
 
45/45
Richards/Bell
 
 
45/45
 
Gardner/Lichaj
 
 
45/45
Palmer
 
 
45
 
Delfouneso
 
 
45
Green
 
 
 
Bannan
 
 
45
Game Statistics
Comments...
More details to be added as they are found.

Karim El Ahmadi certainly won man of the match for the first half, and Bannan takes it for the second, but all the new lads looked good and Brett Holman took his goal perfectly.

Plenty to be worked on, and some of that will come with more sharpness but it was a delight seeing us knocking the ball around and actually trying to break Burton down. Great start in many respects, and now to build on it and cut out the individual errors.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 14 2012

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments

I was only going by the Mat Kendrick tweets on the Mail site but it seems a very encouraging work out for a first frendly. Pleasant change to see us knocking the ball round and probing. PL seems to be knocking them into shape already. I know it was only Burton (with respect to Burton) but we have to be pleased..... I am.
Pride of Lions
Agreed Pride. I only watched it on AVTV but there was some good play out there. Encouraging.
Gordonsleftboot
Burton must have touched the ball 6 times in the second half, the possession football was a very welcome change to the McLeish era
zigthevilla
Where was Stevie Ireland?
PiperUK
who cares where Stevie Ireland was , Injured his toe apparently the wuss
villan57
 

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