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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,604) 11th December 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Southend United Southend

Burton Alb 3

J Maghoma (37)
L Prosser (og 45+3)
A Webster (57)

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Southend 1

B Sturrock (51)

Brewers ease out Southend

Last Updated: 11/12/10 6:52pm

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Maghoma: Broke the deadlock

Maghoma: Broke the deadlock

Burton produced a fine display as they beat Southend 3-1 to inflict the visitors' first League Two defeat since October.

Southend had a let-off in the 14th minute when Burton's on-loan Aston Villa striker James Collins fired wide from the spot after being tripped by Graham Coughlan.

Collins was shown the way to goal as team-mate Jacques Maghoma broke the deadlock by turning home Russell Penn's cross from six yards in the 37th minute.

And Southend were in deeper trouble in added time at the end of the first half when a Scott Malone free kick glanced off the head of Luke Prosser and into his own net.

A double substitution by the visitors quickly paid dividends when Blair Sturrock headed home Ryan Hall's free kick in the 50th minute.

But it took Burton only six minutes to restore their two-goal lead with a superb 20-yard shot by Webster and only a fine save by Glenn Morris to deny Shaun Harrad spared Southend a heavier defeat.

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Sky Bet League 2

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