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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 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