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Roots Hall (ATT 4,794) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Tierney

Southend Southend United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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Last Updated: 20/08/11 8:02pm

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Zola: Netted with a 25-yard effort

Zola: Netted with a 25-yard effort

Burton secured their first win of the season courtesy of a first-half goal from Calvin Zola in a 1-0 win at Southend.

The Brewers, who had drawn their first three league matches this season, took the lead in in the 30th minute in Saturday's League Two clash at Roots Hall when John McGrath picked out Zola and he unleashed a 25-yard shot that beat Glenn Morris' dive and went in the top right-hand corner.

Southend failed to get a shot on target in the first half, but they rectified that a minute into the second half when Kane Ferdinand headed straight at goalkeeper Ross Atkins.

Neil Harris nearly broke his league scoring duck for the Blues but Atkins blocked his close-range header.

And Atkins caught Bilel Mohsni's far-post header from Peter Gilbert's cross from the left, before the Brewers' stopper did well to parry a late curling 30-yard Ryan Hall shot.

Burton were happy to attack on the break but almost doubled their advantage when Justin Richards raced clear but saw Morris turn his low effort out for a corner.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12