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Brewers all set for an FA Cup replay camera call

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: November 06, 2012

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BURTON Albion are set for a £31,000 FA Cup windfall thanks to a decision to televise their replay at Altrincham next week.

The tie has been put back 48 hours to Thursday, November 15, kick-off 7.45pm, and will be broadcast live by ESPN.

Albion chairman Ben Robinson, left, described the news as “a welcome boost” to the club’s coffers.

Altrincham will also be delighted the tie has been selected for television coverage after narrowly missing out on £18,000 in prize money from Sunday’s tie at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Blue Square Bet North side were leading 3-2 going into added time only to be denied victory by Calvin Zola’s 93rd minute goal.

The revised date for the fixture means Albion will have to play three games in six days.

They host Dagenham & Redbridge two days later and entertain Aldershot Town the following Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Albion boss Gary Rowett has warned his players to expect an FA Cup backlash when they make the long haul to Plymouth Argyle tomorrow, kick-off 7.45pm.

Rowett expects the Pilgrims to pull out all the stops to redeem themselves after Sunday’s shock defeat at non-league Dorchester Town — just 90 minutes after Albion had made a great escape to stay in the competition.

The Brewers were rescued by a Calvin Zola goal in the 93rd minute of their tie against Altrincham to earn a second bite of the cherry at Moss Lane next Tuesday.

However, there was no way back for Plymouth as Jake Gosling’s goal clinched a famous victory for the Dorset outfit.

Rowett said: “Ideally, we could have done with Plymouth getting something out of the game because they’ll be smarting after losing the way they did.”

The Pilgrims had to play for 82 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Conor Hourihane was controversially sent off.

Rowett said: “I watched the highlights of the game on television and I thought Plymouth were very, very unfortunate — especially with the sending off.

“The lad had been booked for a foul and then got a second yellow card for taking a free-kick too quickly, which is something I’ve never seen happen before.”

Hourihane’s dismissal means he will miss tomorrow’s League Two encounter in which Albion could come up against former team-mate Andres Gurrieri.

The Argentinian, who was released by Rowett at the end of last season, made his 10th start of the campaign for Argyle on Sunday and has two goals to his credit.

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