Altrincham 0 - 2 Burton Albion

Match info: FA Cup - 1st Rnd at Moss Lane

Date: 15/11/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: C Boyeson Att: 2,428

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers



Burton Alb

Chris Palmer 65
Calvin Zola 75

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: November 15 2012, 22:53 GMT

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.

Zola: Scored for Burton
Zola: Scored for Burton

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.

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