19 September 2023

Burton earn first League One win of the season at high-flying Port Vale

19 September 2023

Burton beat Port Vale 3-2 to secure their first win of the season and prevent their opponents from moving to the summit of League One.

Watford loanee Kwadwo Baah scored what proved to be the decisive goal as the Brewers ended their wait for three points in their eighth league game of the campaign.

Burton took a surprise lead in the 11th minute, when an unmarked Beryly Lubala headed home at the back post from Tom Hamer’s cross to score his first goal for the club.

Lubala nodded over a good chance eight minutes later, but barring that it was all Vale through to half-time.

Ben Garrity threatened on a couple of occasions and James Wilson’s drilled shot struck a post just before the half-hour mark.

The home side’s pressure finally told in the 40th minute as Garrity headed in off the post from Conor Grant’s delivery.

Having hung on to go in level at the break, Burton found themselves in front again six minutes after the restart as Steve Seddon poked the ball in from close range from Hamer’s nod down.

It got even better just after the hour mark, with Baah, making his full debut, rifling a shot past Connor Ripley having broken free down the right.

Ollie Arblaster smashed the ball into the net in the 86th minute to halve the deficit, but Burton held on for a much-needed win.

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