06 January 2024

Burton and Wycombe battle to draw

06 January 2024

Burton and Wycombe battled to a share of the spoils from a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.

Second-half goals from Bez Lubala and Sam Vokes cancelled each other out as both sides looked to edge away from the lower reaches of the League One table.

A cagey first half produced few real chances. Former Albion loan striker Dale Taylor went close for Wycombe early on with a close-range header that went wide after Luke Leahy’s long throw had caused problems for the Burton defence.

Albion similarly found their best opportunity coming from a long throw, Jasper Moon’s ball into the box helped on by Ryan Sweeney and fellow defender Sam Hughes firing an angled drive just wide.

The second half needed a spark and Lubala provided it with a thunderous strike on 57 minutes to put Albion in front.

Wycombe responded through Vokes eight minutes later. The striker had found himself frustrated on several occasions until he clinically volleyed home Jack Grimmer’s cross.

David Wheeler saw his rising drive tipped onto the crossbar by Max Crocombe as Wycombe looked to turn the game around.

Vokes flicked a header against the bar too as the game headed for added time but neither side could find a winner to take the three points.

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