Team from Brew­ers takes on pris­on­ers

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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.”

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