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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,246) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Drysdale

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Burton Alb 1

J Richards (34)

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Crewe 0

Alex derailed by the Brewers

Last Updated: 13/09/11 11:27pm

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Richards: Scored the winner

Richards: Scored the winner

Burton marked their 100th Football League appearance with a first-ever win against neighbours Crewe in a 1-0 success.

Justin Richards scored the decisive goal in the 34th minute - his sixth in his last five matches - to extend his purple patch of form. Burton dominated the first half and the surprise was that it took them so long to turn their persistent pressure into a goal.

Calvin Zola went close against his former club with a ninth-minute header before setting up a chance that was driven narrowly wide by Richards.

Steve Phillips had to make a full-length save to keep out a John McGrath shot, but he was caught out as Burton made breakthrough soon afterwards. The goalkeeper was beaten by Richards in a race for Aaron Webster's pass and the in-form striker calmly threaded a shot past the covering defenders to find the net from 12 yards. It was his eighth goal of the season.

Crewe rallied late in the first half but Matt Tootle's shot was blocked by the legs of Burton goalkeeper Ross Atkins.

Phillips had to beat out a Zola shot as Albion piled on more pressure in the second half. Zola also saw two efforts go narrowly wide before Tootle's attempt to earn the visitors a late point was foiled by a save from Atkins.

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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