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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 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37