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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,486) 6th January 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: J Waugh

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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K McIntyre (31)
R Austin (og 65)

Brewers slump to Stanley defeat

Last Updated: 06/01/12 11:05pm

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Austin: Scored an own goal

Austin: Scored an own goal

Burton suffered their second home defeat of the week as their miserable start to 2012 continued with a 2-0 loss to Accrington on Friday night.

Stanley are now hot on the heels of Albion after the visitors soaked up the early pressure before taking a 31st-minute lead through Kevin McIntyre's deflected 25-yard free-kick.

The hosts could have been back on level terms three minutes later but Ian Dunbavin produced a point-blank save to keep out a Justin Richards volley.

Burton piled on more pressure at the end of the first half but Dunbavin tipped over a Chris Palmer free-kick and Calvin Zola headed wide from close range.

Padraig Amond wasted an opportunity to put Stanley further ahead when he headed a Luke Joyce cross wide in the 52nd minute.

Stanley took a firm grip and Ross Atkins had to tip a Bryan Hughes shot round a post. The visitors doubled their lead in the 64th minute when Ryan Austin headed a Craig Lindfield corner in off the underside of his own crossbar.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39