Doncaster Rovers 0-3 Burton Albion: Youngsters shine as Burton's impressive away record continues
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Burton Albion won their fourth game in a row and made it 12 wins from 18 games under Jimmy Floyd Haselbaink, now that is some record.

Meanwhile Doncaster Rovers are now nine without a win.

Story of the game

First half

Burton started the game bright, as always at the moment. Mike Fondop - who earned a second consecutive start - did great work to skip past oncoming Rovers defenders to release Ryan Edwards. Edwards couldn't create a real opportunity for his side to score in the end. However, a positive start.

The first big chance fell to the visitors, in what was almost a carbon copy of his wonder strike against Portsmouth at the weekend, James Powell hit one from distance after being tee'd up from a free-kick. Ellery Balcombe in the Doncaster net did well to save. 

The game was certainly end-to-end, this time the hosts came with an array of chances. Josh Sims created a play, but his effort was too high from outside of the box.

The best chance of the game up to this point fell to Doncaster, Fejiri Okenabirhie had an effort hard and low brilliantly saved by Ben Garratt.

Garratt had to provide the heroics once again, this time to deny the Donny captain Tom Anderson. The 27-year-old found himself free as a bird in the box after a great cross from Sims, but he couldn't squeeze the ball past a brave Garratt.

Next it was the Brewers' turn to have an effort on goal, it was Hamer at the back post who came close hitting the bar after good work by the ever physical Fondop in the box. 

In what was one of the most action packed halves of the season (even with no goals), the second half had some living up to. The hosts did have the ball in the back of the net after half an hour, but it was ruled out for a handball in the build-up. 

Second half

Sean Clare, who has been nothing short of a work horse for the visitors since signing in January, came off at half time, Terry Taylor replaced him in what was the only change for either side.

Burton started the second half with a bang, Akins had his shot inside the box well saved. It was a great move for the Brewers, however Balcombe was up to the task of saving the day.

On the hour mark, the visitors made their mark and got exactly what they deserved. Lucas Akins scored to put them 1-0 up, a clincial finish to say the least as Edwards worked well down the right hand side, pulling it back for Akins who fired into the back of the Doncaster net. 

The visitors weren't done there, they wanted more. Burton came forward again after the goal, with Edwards hitting the post, and Kane Hemmings also coming close. 

The Brewers made it 2-0 shortly after, Hamer continuing his fine form and did all but put the game to bed. Edwards, having one of his best games for the visitors, combined well with Hamer before returning the ball to the 21-year-old who smashed it in hard and low from outside the area, leaving Balcombe helpless once again. 

Just six minutes later, Haselbainks side made it three. Hayden Carter the young defender getting in on the act. The ball found Brayford at the back post who's header found its way to Hemmings, who then put it on a plate for Carter to smash home. Absolutely flying. 

That was all from Yorkshire as the Brewers win again, in what was a 10/10 performance.

  • Key takeaways

Brick wall Garratt

Even with the goals scored by the visitors, they couldn't take the points home without Garratt in goal. The 26-year-old shot stopper did so well to save Burton multiple times. 

The former Crewe Alexandra man has performed at his best since Haselbaink came in, and Burton fans will have him to thank for this memorable win.

Terrific away form continues

After yet another win on the road, Burton Albion stay undefeated away since Haselbaink came in. 

In a game where two of the January transfers scored once again, the dynamic duo of Carter and Hamer are quickly becoming cult heroes in Staffordshire.  

  • MOTM - Ryan Edwards

He might not have scored, but with two assists he was at the heart of everything. 

Keeping the ball ticking at all times, and chasing everything down. 

He is all that any manager would want. 

Realistically, the MOTM award could have gone to any grey shirt on the pitch, everyone was great. 

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