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By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

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BURTON Albion fans are hoping to cheer the team onto Wembley after the Brewers earned a first leg lead at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.

Gary Rowett’s team travel to Southend for the second leg with a 1-0 advantage but without Player of the Year Ian Sharps who was controversially sent off in the first match.

Fans have backed the Burton Mail’s Come on you Brewers campaign in large numbers, showing their support for the club in the push for promotion to League 1.

Caroline Jones said: “Fantastic result by @burtonalbionfc – let’s hope for more of the same at Southend! #COYB.”

Jamie Goldsmith was delighted by the result. He said: “Today was brilliant on and off the pitch. Great effort by all. Not over by any means, but can’t wait for next Saturday.”

But there was also disappointment at the Ian Sharps sending off.

Ashley Wilkinson said: “Huge sympathy for Ian Sharps after that red card. The second (yellow card) you can make a case for, but that awful decision leaves #bafc without a key man.”

Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, was also less than impressed with the decision and suggested a crash course in the rules for the referee.

He tweeted: “Dear @fa can you please invite the ref @today’s @burtonalbionfc game to a coaching course @StGeorgesPark as he doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

But he clearly enjoyed the game, adding: “Fantastic atmosphere at the Pirelli #COYB.”

We want Mail readers to carry on supporting the Brewers all the way to Wembley and League 1.

Tweet your support for our Come on you Brewers! campaign by using the #COYB and telling us why you are backing Burton Albion @BurtonMailNews. Email nigel.powlson@burtonmail.co.uk and tell us how you think the play offs will go and what it would mean for you and the town getting to Wembley.

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