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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 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Luton Town 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 39 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36