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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 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21