Date: 9th August 2009 at 4:43pm
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The Brewers made a good impression, but a poor debut for goalkeeper Shane Redmond meant that they failed to win in their first Football League game.

Redmond let the ball slip between his arms and legs as Jake Robinson beat the Republic of Ireland under-21 keeper from a tight angle 10 minutes into the game.

Twenty minutes later the Burton keeper was tested again as Dave Hibbert headed the ball towards goal, but Redmond made a diving one-handed save to keep it 1-0.

The Brewers kept their composure and as the first half continued, they looked the better team. With chances by Maghoma, Shroot and Phillips, the Blue Square Premier Champions showed they were there for the fight.

After finishing the first half strongly, the Brewers came out for the second half with the same determination, but Hibbert was able to get the ball past the Burton keeper this time as he headed in the cross by Kevin McIntyre.

Just before the hour mark, Greg Pearson came on for Robin Shroot and made an instant impact. Pearson scored after five minutes on the pitch, then a minute later hit the cross bar.

Eight minutes from time, a Guy Branston foul on Nathan Elder gave Shrewsbury a free kick, which resulted in a Labadie goal as the thirty yard free kick squirmed past Redmond to make it 3-1.

Shrewsbury 3 – 1 Burton Albion

(HT 1 – 0)

1 Robinson 10 1 Pearson 62

Hibbert 49

Labadie 83

Burton Albion Team

Redmond, Austin, Branston, Boertien, Penn, Maghoma, McGrath, Phillips, Walker, Shroot

Subs: Poole, Simpson, James, Stride (for Phillips, 80), Corbett, Pearson (for Shroot, 57), Knowles

Shrewsbury Town Team

Neal, Holdon, Coughlan, Disley, Langmead, Hibbert, Robinson, Elder, Murray, Labadie, McIntyre

Subs: Dunfield, Riza (for Robinson, 82), Hooman, Gray ( for Elder, 90), Simpson (for Hibbert, 57) Arestidou, Cansdell-Sherriff


Burton Albion- Branston

hrewsbury – none