Jerome’s ‘mo­ment of magic’ seals deal

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Stu­art Dunn

MARK Duffy left it late to lift Bur­ton up to third in League One but boss Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink was quick to high­light the in­flu­ence of Jerome Bin­nom-Wil­liams.

A tight game at the Greenhous Meadow looked des­tined to end goal­less un­til Bur­ton stole the points in the last minute.

The Brew­ers had rarely threat­ened un­til sub­sti­tute Bin­nom-Wil­liams pow­ered his way for­ward down the left and broke into the box be­fore cross­ing low and hard for Duffy to turn in from close range.

It sealed a fourth win in five league games for Has­sel­baink’s men who con­tinue to en­joy an im­pres­sive start to life in the third tier.

“We stuck at it and we got re­warded,” said Has­sel­baink.

“It was bril­liant play by Jerome for the goal. He’s fresh, he can run at peo­ple, he’s got that pace. The win is very pleas­ing.

“You’re wait­ing for a mo­ment of magic from who­ever’s on the pitch, on your side, and that can de­cide the game. I think that’s what it was with Jerome.”

Shrews­bury were left to con­tem­plate a third de­feat in as many home games this sea­son since gain­ing pro­mo­tion from League Two as run­ners-up to Bur­ton in May.

Micky Mel­lon’s men car­ried a greater threat for long stages but a fin­ish­ing touch de­serted them.

Mel­lon said: “I think any­body that was here would have to say it’s very harsh us go­ing away with noth­ing.

“I think Bur­ton would have to say that they would count their bless­ings that they’re go­ing away with three points af­ter that.”

A tight open­ing saw few chances un­til Bur­ton forced the game’s first save from Jayson Leutwiler.

Big striker Timmy Thiele broke into the box but was well de­nied by the legs of the ad­vanc­ing home keeper.

Shrews­bury upped the tempo as half-time ap­proached. They were twice out of luck when long-range shots from left wing back Ju­nior Brown came back off the wood­work with keeper Jon McLaugh­lin beaten.

James Collins also screwed a shot just be­yond the far post and skip­per Liam Lawrence fired just over from 25 yards.

Shrews­bury, hav­ing taken Crys­tal Palace to ex­tra time in the Cap­i­tal One Cup in mid­week, con­tin­ued to push for a break­through af­ter the restart.

But Ryan Woods drilled a long-range shot just off tar­get and then Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro headed a cor­ner wide.

Mel­lon added: “We’re in a tough place at the minute where things don’t seem to be go­ing for us and it’s at these times that you show char­ac­ter and you have to try and put it be­hind you and move on as quickly as you can.”

STAR MAN JOHN MOUSI

NHO Bur­ton

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