Team from Brewers takes on prisoners
A FOOTBALL team from Burton Albion took on a team made up of prisoners.
The Brewers team was made up of staff members and representatives of the club’s charity arm, the Burton Albion Community Trust.
The team of inmates from Sudbury Prison took the lead, but Brewers groundsman Stan Wallis scored a penalty in the late stages of the game, which led to a penalty shootout, which the Burton Albion team won.
The tie was watched by Brewers chairman Ben Robinson, manager Nigel Clough and around 200 prisoners from Sudbury Prison. The clash was organised as part of a scheme set up to try to help offenders with rehabilitation. Mr Robinson said afterwards: “It was a great game to watch and was played in the best manner possible. We’re glad that through the help of Burton Albion Community Trust, we can continue to keep a partnership with the prison.”
Prison governor Adrian Turner said: “I was proud to welcome Ben Robinson, Nigel Clough and players from Burton Albion to the prison to play a football match against a team of our men.”