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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 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39