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Match Preview | Burton Albion (H)

1 January 2023

Morecambe kick off 2023 at the Mazuma Stadium against Burton Albion for a New Years Day fixture in Sky Bet League One.

The Shrimps made it five unbeaten on home turf in their last game of 2022 on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley. First half goals from Liam Shaw and Jensen Weir earned Derek Adams’ side three points in the derby.

Burton ended 2022 with a win on Thursday, they beat Forest Green 2-1 away from home.

The Opposition
The Brewers sit 20th in League One after 24 games. They’ve picked up five wins, seven draws and 12 defeats, accumulating 22 points.

Albion were promoted to the EFL in 2009 and have held their position in the Football League since then. The Brewers were promoted to League One under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 2015 and finished runners up the following season, securing back to back promotions. Burton held their own in their first season in the second tier but were relegated on the final day of the following season and have remained in League One since 2018.

The Staffordshire outfit are managed by Dino Maamria. The Tunisian began his management career in the EFL when he took charge of Stevenage in 2018. Ten days after being relieved from his duties in Hertfordshire, he was appointed Oldham boss in September 2019. Maamria left Boundary Park in the summer of 2020 and was appointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s assistant at Burton in 2021. Hasselbaink resigned from his post in September, allowing the 48-year-old to take the role.

Key Players
Victor Adeboyejo has been the star man for the Brewers this season. The Nigerian has 11 goals and two assists so far, and is Albion’s top scorer. Adeboyejo spent most of his youth career in London with Arsenal, AFC Wimbldon, Charlton and Leyton Orient. In 2017, he made the move north to Barnsley and was loaned out to Bristol Rovers and Cambridge in that time. The 24-year-old joined Burton in July and is by far having the most prolific season of his career.

Davis Keillor-Dunn has scored five so far for Albion this season. The midfielder has played for clubs in England, Scotland and Wales and was most successful at Oldham. Keillor-Dunn spent two years in Greater Manchester scoring 25 goals in 87 games. The 25-year-old was awarded League Two Player of the Month in February after scoring five goals in four games for the Latics. The Englishman joined Burton in the summer upon the expiry of his contract at Oldham.

Highly experienced defender John Brayford is one of Burton’s longest serving players. Brayford played for the Brewers between 2006-2008 at the start of his career and spent time at Crewe, Derby, Cardiff and Sheffield United before the Blades loaned him back to Burton in 2016. Following a successful loan spell he moved to Staffordshire in 2017. This season, the 35-year-old has made 22 appearances and scored twice. His most recent goal contribution was in Albion’s last game in their win over Forest Green.

Derek Adams’ Thoughts
Speaking after the win over Accrington, Shrimps boss Derek Adams wants Morecambe’s good form at the Mazuma to continue on Sunday.

“The five games we’ve had here undefeated is great for the supporters,” he said.

“They came here in the numbers and its fantastic to see us competing in League One. It’s a tough league.”

Team News
Max Melbourne is likely to be unavailable on Sunday after picking up a hamstring injury against Accrington. Jake Taylor, Ash Hunter and Courtney Duffus remain side-lined with injury.

Meet The Officials
Robert Lewis will be in charge of Sunday’s fixture and will be assisted by Daniel Woodward and Alex Gray. Ed Duckworth is the fourth official.

Lewis has officiated 19 games this season, eight in League One, seven in League Two, two in the Papa Johns Trophy and one in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup respectively.
The official’s most recently refereed the Shrimps in April when he was the man in the middle for Morecambe’s 2-1 win over Oxford.

Admission
Tickets for the fixture remain on sale until kick-off, with the club shop open from 12pm (midday).

Watch Live
If you're not making the trip to the Mazuma Stadium, match passes can be purchased to watch the fixture live.

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Match Reports

Report | Morecambe 5 Burton Albion 0

1 January 2023

Morecambe started New Year with a bang, as they put five past Burton Albion at the Mazuma Stadium in a comprehensive victory.

Goals from Kieran Phillips, Caleb Watts and Jensen Weir recured the victory, as the Shrimps made easy work of their League One opponents on a memorable day.

Morecambe were looking to make it back-to-back league victories following the midweek win over Accrington Stanley, and were the better of the two sides in the early stages in this fixture.

Cole Stockton, who impressed in the previous fixture with his strength and link-up play, thought he'd given Morecambe the lead on 15 minutes with a wonderful header from a Ryan Cooney cross. Stockton guided his header to the far post, only for a Burton man to scamper back and clear off the line. The ball came back out to Stockton, who's second attempt was bundled clear in dramatic fashion.

Burton were offering very little up top in the opening half an hour, with Bobby Kamwa struggling up against Adam Mayor on the left flank.

Morecambe did take a deserved lead just after half an hour, thanks to a defensive mix-up by Burton. Stockton was played through on goal, but took one touch too many as he tried to work the angle to shoot. The ball ricocheted into the path of Jensen Weir, who's bundled effort came off Kieran Phillips on it's way to goal, with the ball rolling over the line to give the Shrimps a deserved lead.

Burton were really struggling to make a contest of it, with their best effort in the first 45 minutes coming from John Brayford, who's long-range first-time strike rattled the bar and bounced clear.

Moments later, Morecambe doubled the lead, as Jensen Weir got in on the act as the half drew to a close. A long ball forward was pounced on by Cole Stockton as the Burton goalkeeper came rushing out of his area. The goalkeeper's clearance came off Stockton into the path of Jensen Weir, who was cool enough to tuck the ball into an empty net and give Morecambe a comfortable two goal lead at the break.

Half-time: Morecambe 2 Burton Albion 0

It was turning into an afternoon to remember for Morecambe, as they grabbed two more goals in the opening ten minutes of the second 45. The first came on 51 minutes, as substitute Caleb Watts grabbed his first for the Club following a goal mouth scramble in the Burton box. The ball fell to Watts, who tapped home into and empty net.

It was 4-0 minutes later, as Kieran Phillips latched onto a long ball forward and poked the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper and into the back of the net, with the Shrimps really turning on the style at the Mazuma Stadium.

With the rain lashing down and Morecambe four to the good, it was case of a seeing the game out for Derek Adams men, with Burton threatening Connor Ripley's goal on rare occasions.

The Shrimps made it 5-0 in the final five minutes as Caleb Watts beat the offside trap to go on and sneak the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper and seal a comprehensive victory for Morecambe on the opening day of 2023.

Full-time: Morecambe 5 Burton Albion 0

Morecambe: Ripley, Melbourne, Gibson, Rawson, Delaney, Stockton (Watts, 45'), Weir (Love 80'), Bedeau, Shaw, Cooney, Phillips (Gnahoua 75'), Mayor (Connolly 87').

Subs not used: Smith, Fane, O'Connor.

Goals: Phillips (33', 54') Weir (45') Watts (51', 85')

Bookings:

Red cards:

Burton Albion: Garratt, Brayford, Borthwick-Jackson, Oshilaja, Mariappa (Dodoo 78'), Onyango (Carayol 56'), Adeboyejo, Ndaba (Smith, 45'), Taylor, Hamer, Kamwa (Keillor-Dunn, 71')

Subs not used: Sinisalo, Powell, Smith, Mancienne.

Goals:

Bookings: Taylor

Red cards:

Attendance: 3972 (218)

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Ticket News

Ticket Details | Burton Albion (H)

13 December 2022

Tickets for the New Year's Day fixture at home to Burton Albion are now on general sale.

The Shrimps welcome the Brewers for a 3pm kick-off in Sky Bet League One, and ticket prices for the first match of 2023 are listed below:

  Standing Seating
Adult £20 £25
Concession (65+) £15 £20
Young Adult (18-22) £10 £15
Junior (14-17) £5 £7
Child (U14) £3 £5

*All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18). Supporters can purchase tickets right up until kick-off on the day of the match.

Disabled/Ambulant Supporters
We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces available, please contact the Club Shop directly to purchase these spaces along with carer tickets. All disabled and ambulant supporters will pay the price stated above and will be entitled to one complimentary carer ticket.

To purchase a disabled or ambulant ticket with a complimentary carer, please contact the Morecambe FC Club Shop direct.

Fans are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance of the fixture to avoid delays on the day of the match.

For online sales please go to: https://bit.ly/3BvMxZi
For phone sales please call 01524 411797 (option 3)
Call into the club shop, open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

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