Burton Albion Football Club BURTON ALBION
Ground: Princess Way,
Burton on Trent,
DE13 0AR
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Tel: 01283 565938
Websites: Official website
Media BBC
The Burton Mail
Getting there
By Car: (approx 116 miles from HW)
M40 west towards Oxford. Continue on M40 until junction 3A (interchange with M42). Take the M42 signposted M1/M6/Birmingham. Continue to join M6 Toll Road. Exit at T4 (signposted A38 Burton). Go back across the M6 Toll Road and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit on the A38 (signposted Burton). At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit on to the A38 for Burton and continue for approx 14 miles. Exit on the A5121 and double back towards Burton on the Derby Road for approx 1.5 miles when you will see the football ground on your right. Take the 4th exit at the roundabout for Princess Way and stadium parking. There is parking at the stadium for around 400 vehicles, with overflow parking close by, by following the signs. Check Google maps for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station Burton on Trent is approx 1.5 miles from the football ground. To get to the ground, turn left out of the station, then next right into Derby Street. Keep walking down Derby Street for about 1.5 miles then go straight across the first roundabout by the Derby turn, then immediately left at the next roundabout into Princess Way. Check for specific times and connections of trains.

Wycombe first met Burton Albion in an FA Cup First Round proper tie played at Loakes Park on Saturday 19th November 1955. A crowd of close to 10,000 saw Wanderers overcome 3-1 by the then Birmingham League club. Albion went on to reach the Third Round where they lost to Charlton Athletic.

A further FA Cup meeting took place during the 1984/85 season where Albion,then managed by Neil Wannock, dumped Wanderers out at the 4th Qualifying stage in a replay at their Eton Park ground. The first game at Loakes Park on 27th October 1984 had ended 1-1 after an Anton Vircavs header 11 minutes from time earned Wanderers the replay. However, the game was marred by a series on controversial incidents sparked by the 28th minute sending off of Burton defender David Vaugham for a wild challenge on Wycombe striker Steve Long. The decision so incensed Warnock that he was eventually ordered into the stand for comments made to the linesman. Then on 71 minutes Jimmy Kabia fired past Gary Lester to give the visitors the lead and then ran behind the Wycombe goal to gesticulate to the home fans. Play was held up for six minutes as trouble boiled over onto the pitch as opposing fans clashed. Speaking after the game, Wycombe Chairman Brian Lee commented "These unwelcome visitors turned the game into a farce. I don’t understand what gets into the minds of young people who want to spoil other people’s pleasure. I abhor the sort of incidents we saw on Saturday and no one from this club wants to be associated with these kind of people. They were not Wycombe or Burton Albion fans, they were just trouble makers." Meanwhile, Warnock added, "After what we’ve seen today, Wycombe supporters would be better stopping at home to help avoid a repeat of these incidents." Lee disagreed, "Mr Warnock appears, like others, to be over-reacting to the situation. I’ve been to Burton many times before and never encountered trouble and I don’t expect any on Wednesday night. Asking people to stay away from a game is giving in to the minority who cause trouble."

Albion's victory in the replay on 31st October 1984 saw them go on to reach the Third Round again, this time losing to Leicester City in a tie replayed behind closed doors after the initial match, which Burton lost 6-1, was ordered to be replayed by the FA because a bottle thrown from the crowd had struck their goalkeeper.

Wanderers finally scored a victory over Albion the following season in another FA Cup 4th Qualifying tie when a Simon Read goal was enough to see Wycombe through to the First Round proper. Victories over Colchester United and Chelmsford City would earn Wanderers their place in the Third Round for only the second time, where they lost 2-0 at York City.
Chairboy Connections
A slection of players who have played for both Clubs.
Indicates profile available by clicking name.

Stuart Beavon Scored 36 goals in 125 appearances for Wycombe before joining Preston North End (then managed by former Wanderer Graham Westley) on deadline day August 2012. Made his mark in non-League football before signing for Wycombe (initially on loan) during the 2008/9 season from Weymouth. Bagged 21 League goals for Wycombe during the 2011/12 season which brought him to the attention of several higher League clubs. Originally joined The Brewers on a season long loan in June 2014 but the deal was made permanent on August 2014 deadline day.

Guy Branston - Defender on loan at Wycombe from Rotherham United during the 2003/4 season - making 9 League appearances under Lawrie Sanchez. The former Leicester City trainee in the late 1990's has a host of other Football League clubs under his CV before moving into non-League football with Kettering Town in February 2008. Had his time at Burton at the start of their promotion season of 2009/10 before moving on loan to Torquay United in the January 2010 transfer window and made the move permanent in the summer of 2010.

Matt Duke - Goalkeeper originally on the books of Sheffield United before spending four years with Burton Albion after joining The Brewers at the start of the 2000/1 season. After more than 100 apps, switched to Hull City in the summer of 2004 for a £20,000 fee (rising to £60,000 depending on appearances). While with Hull he appeared on loan at Stockport County during the 2005/6 season while later that season he made 5 appearances on loan with the Wanderers after being brought in by John Gorman.

Michael Forsyth - Former West Brom apprentice who spent two and a half seasons with Wycombe following a move from Notts County in December 1996. An influential figure during Wycombe's escape from relegation at the end of the 1998/99 season before being forced to retire from the full-time game in May 1999. Moved to Burton for the start of the following season and made a couple of appearances as well as getting involved in the coaching side before returning to Wycombe as coach during the 2000/2001 season. Went on to become Reserve and Youth Team Manager at Wycombe before being axed under the resign of Tony Adams in February 2004. .

Jason Kavanagh - Midfielder who was John Gregory's first signing as Wycombe Manager whne he moved from Derby County in December 1996. The former County trainee spent just over two years with Wycombe (making just over 100 apps) before being shown the door by then Wycombe Manager Lawrie Sanchez. Went on to have brief spells with Stoke City and Cambridge United before switching to Albion in March 2002 where he made 16 Conference appearances before stepping down from the playing side.

Martin Taylor - Exceptionally popular goalkeeper at Wycombe for close to six years after joining on a free from Derby County. Clocked up 284 First Team apperances for Wycombe and was part of the side that reached the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup under Lawrie Sanchez during the 2000/01 season. Moved into non-League football with Telford United after leaving Wycombe in May 2003 and then switched to The Brewers for the start of the 2004/5 season where he was also took a place on the coaching staff.

John Mousinho - Midfielder who originally played local to Wycombe for Chesham United and returned to the Club he watched in the 1991 FA Trophy Final during the summer of 2008 when he became one of Peter Taylor's first signings as Wycombe Manager following a move from Brentford. Spent two seasons at Wycombe before a move to Stevenage in June 2010. Switched to Preston on a free transfer in May 2012 to reunite with former Stevenage Manager Graham Westley. Ended up back at Stevenage on loan during the latter part of the 2013/14 season, following an earlier loan spell with Gillingham. Released by Preston in the summer of 2014 and joined The Brewers on a two year deal in June 2014.

Richard Walker - Spent three months on loan at Wycombe from Aston Villa during the early part of the 2001/2 season. Scored four goals in eleven games for Wanderers being opting to join Blackpool on a permanent basis in preference to Wycombe. Loaned to Oxford United from Blackpool during 2003/4 and eventually joining on a free on transfer deadline day. Joined Bristol Rovers at the start of the 2004/5 campaign, going on to score more than 50 goals in just over 150 appearances. Spent the 2007/8 season on loan with Shrewsbury Town before a permanent move to Burton in the summer of 2009.

Other player connections include:
Lionel Ainworth, Jason Banton, Stephen Bywater, Darious Charles, Dave Farrell, Tony Hemmings, Aaron Holloway, Rob Kieren, Bryn Morris, Micky Nuttell, Chris Palmer, Scott Shearer, Benjamin Siegrist, Michael Simpson, Dale Taylor and David Titterton
Chairboys all-time record against The Brewers
Sat, Nov 19, 1955 FAC 1R H L 1-3 9,696
Sat, Feb 2, 1980 FAT 2 A L 2-4 1,387
Sat, Oct 27, 1984 FAC 4Q H D 1-1 978
Tue, Oct 31, 1984 FAC 4Q r A L 1-2 3,442
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 FAC 4Q H W 1-0 1,157
Sat, Oct 9, 2010 FL3 A W 2-1 3,042
Sat, Feb 22, 2011 FL3 H W 4-1 3,345
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 FL3 H W 3-0 3,191
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 FL3 A L 0-2 2,202
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 FL3 H L 1-2 3,518
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 FL3 A L 0-1 1,784
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 FL3 H L 1-3 3,981
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 FL3 A L 0-1 4,284
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 FL2 H W 2-1 4,022
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 FL2 A L 1-3 3,679
Sat, Dec 14, 2019 FL2 H W 2-0 5,448
Tue, Nov 7, 2021 FLT1 H L 0-5 593
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 FL2 H W 2-1 3,602
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 FL2 A W 2-1 4,440
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 FL2 H W 3-0 5,772
Sat, Mar 11, 2023 FL2 A L 1-2 2,965
Sat, Aug 19, 2023 FL2 H D 0-0 4,024
Sat, Jan 6, 2024 FL2 A D 1-1 3,044
FAC = FA Cup
FAT = FA Trophy
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
FL2 = Football League 'League One'
FLT = Football League Trophy
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