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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 4,987) 8th May 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Grimsby Town Grimsby

Burton Alb 3

G Pearson (10)
S Harrad (37, 58)

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Grimsby 0

Grimsby are relegated

Mariners down after defeat

Grimsby relegated on last day of the season

Last Updated: 08/05/10 6:44pm

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Harrad: Brace for Mariners

Harrad: Brace for Mariners

Grimsby's hopes of their very own great escape were dashed as a Shaun Harrad double helped Burton to a comfortable 3-0 win.

Despite dominating the possession, Grimsby's fate was effectively sealed in the first half of a game they knew they had to win to have any chance of survival.

Greg Pearson opened the scoring in the 10th minute, latching onto a long clearance before smashing home a 20-yard shot into the top corner.

Pressure

After surviving more waves of Grimsby pressure, Burton doubled their lead in the 37th minute when top-scorer Harrad bundled home his 21st goal of the season from Pearson's deflected cross.

Albion keeper Kevin Poole continued to thwart the visitors with saves from Michael Coulson and Jamie Devitt in the opening minutes of the second half.

And Poole's good work was backed up by the strikers as Harrad made it 3-0 with a superbly-struck 25-yard free kick in the 58th minute.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Morecambe 4 12
2 Portsmouth 4 10
3 Cheltenham Town 4 10
4 Burton Albion 4 10
5 Wycombe Wanderers 4 9
6 Shrewsbury Town 4 8
7 Bury 4 7
8 Southend United 4 7
9 AFC Wimbledon 4 7
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 4 6
11 Mansfield Town 4 6
12 Luton Town 4 5
13 Northampton Town 4 5
14 Plymouth Argyle 4 4
15 Tranmere Rovers 4 4
16 York City 4 4
17 Cambridge United 4 4
18 Stevenage 4 4
19 Hartlepool United 4 3
20 Carlisle United 4 2
21 Exeter City 4 2
22 Newport County AFC 4 1
23 Accrington Stanley 4 1
24 Oxford United 4 0

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