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Burton Albion v Barnet

Nationwide Conference
Monday 26th August 7.45pm

  Ground Eton Park,
Princess Way,
DE14 2RU
  Telephone 01283 565938  
  Capacity 4,700 (600 seats)  
  Record Attendance 5,860 v Weymouth,Southern League Cup Final 2nd Leg,1964  
  Formed 1950  
  Nickname Brewers  
  Colours Yellow with Black Trim  
  Manager Nigel Clough  
  Admission Price Adults £8.00, Senior Citizens £6.00,
Under 16's £3.00, £3.00 Transfer to Stand
  Bar Two - one inside ground open post-match
Pub in car-park open from noon (Saturdays) 6.00pm (weekdays)
  Car Park 300 spaces on-site
Free parking for away fans at Rykneld Trading Estate, 100 yds
  Programme £2.00- 48 pages  
  Last Season    
  Average Attn 1375  
  Highest Attn 2170 v Droylsden (highest of the Unibond Premier last season)  
  Lowest Attn 1001 v Barrow  
  Highest Home Win 5-1,Three times (gulp!) v Gateshead, Hyde United and Whitby Town  
  Highest Home Defeat They didn't...  
  Highest Away Win 7-0 v Droylsden  
  Highest Away Defeat 2-3 v Emley  
  Highest Aggregate 7-0 v Droylsden  
  Highest Draw 3-3 v Accrington Stanley (away)  
  Final Position(1st)
Unibond Northern Premier
P W D L F A Pts
44 31 11 2 106 30 104
  This Season    
  Position 10th  
  Ave Attn 1,821  
  Highest Attn 1,821 v Scarborough  
  Lowest Attn 1,821 v Scarborough  
  Highest Win 3-1 v Northwich Victoria (away)  
  Highest Defeat 2-4 v Leigh RMI (away)  
  Highest Draw 1-1 v Scarborough  
  Current Position (10th)
  Home Away  
P W D L F A W D L F A Pts
3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 5 5 4
  The Season So Far

Burton started their Conference campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Scarborough. This was followed by a 3-1 win at Northwich Victoria and losing last saturday to Leigh RMI 2-4.

With Barnet looking totally out of sorts against Chester it's anyone's guess how this one will turn out. Will Barnets jinx in front of the Sky cameras continue, or will the lads finally manage a win on Sky TV?

Be there (or in the Durham Suite) to find out.

Last Three




Phil's Prediction

Well, totally wrong for Chester (predicted 1-0). Give up, I hear you cry. But what the heck! Here it is:

Burton 2 Barnet 0 (sorry lads)

Predictions so far

Predicted 3 Correct 0

Programme Sales

The BFCSA has the following programmes of Barnet v Burton for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please visit our programme pages for more information.

Season Competition Home/Away Price
1965-66 Southern League Division One Both available £1.50
1966-67 Southern League Premier Home £1.25
1967-68 Southern League Premier Both available £1.25
1968-69 Southern League Premier Home £1.25
1969-70 Southern League Premier Both available £1.00
1972-73 Southern League Premier Both available £0.70
1973-74 Southern League Premier Both available £0.40

Did You Know?

Barnet v Burton Albions Southern League record up to 1971 was as follows:-
NB Barnet won 10-0 in 1970!

  Home Away  
P W D L F A W D L F A Pts
10 5 0 0 21 1 2 1 3 8 7 15
  League Snippet

Below is Barnet and Burtons league details based on their Home and Away performances.

    Pl W D L GF GA GD Pnts
16 Burton (home) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
16 Barnet (away) 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

Founded in 1950 restoring senior football to a town, which had once boasted two football league clubs, the "Brewers" quickly established themselves in Non-League football, transferring from the Birmingham League to the Southern League in 1958, the same year they moved from their original home in Wellington Street to their current ground, Eton Park.

The club won the Southern League Cup in 1965. The following year they were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division, then probably the top league outside the football league, but the 60's and 70's were up and down years, as the club were relegated numerous times, invariably to bounce back almost instantly.

With the onset of the 1980's, re-organization of the leagues saw Albion move into the Northern Premier League, where the club enjoyed the most successful era in its history - most notably in Cup competitions. In 1985 the Brewers reached the Third Round of the FA Cup, for the second time (the first was against Charlton Athletic in 1956), where they were beaten 6-1 by Leicester City and a Gary Lineker hat-trick. But the match, played in front of 22,500 at the Baseball Ground, Derby, was disrupted by crowd trouble, and the FA ordered a behind-closed-doors replay. This time they lost by a single goal. Manager of this era Neil Warnock went on to take Scarborough into the Football League, and then enjoyed success at a number of football league clubs.

Two years later the club reached Wembley for the first time in its history, in the FA Trophy final. A 0-0 draw with Conference side Kidderminster Harriers was followed by a thrilling replay at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, in front of the ground's biggest crowd of the season - 15,685. The Brewers were unlucky to go down 2-1, midfielder Paul Bancroft missing a last gasp penalty.

Since then, a succession of managers have passed through the portals of Eton Park, never managing to quite fulfill the potential shown in the mid to late eighties. After Wembley, the club transferred back to the Southern League Premier Division (now the Dr. Martens League) where they have remained ever since, their highest position being third in 1994-95, under former manager John Barton. Barton also brought the first silverware in over a decade to Eton Park - the Southern League Cup and the Birmingham Senior Cup both being won in 1997, but parted company with the club in September 1998.

His departure opened the door for the arrival of the most famous manager in the club's history - Nigel Clough - son of the legendary Brian Clough, who took his first steps on the road to emulating his father's career, as player boss at Eton Park, along with former Nottingham Forest team-mate Gary Crosby as his assistant. Gradually success began to come Burton’s way with a couple of minor cup competition wins under their belt.
The Championship and promotion to the Conference was always the priority though and following two seasons as runners up in the Dr. Martens Premier League, Burton enjoyed the most successful campaign in their history as they took the Unibond Premier League by storm, Burton hit top spot in September and were never moved, finally taking the title at Vauxhall Motors in April with a stunning 4-1 away victory that summed up their incredible season. In the process, they gained a record points total for the Unibond Premier League and scored over one hundred goals to give their supporters a season to remember.

thanks to www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk


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