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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,349) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

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D Howell (47)

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Last Updated: 25/08/12 7:18pm

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Howell: New Cod Army hero

Howell: New Cod Army hero

Dean Howell wrote his name into Fleetwood folklore as his goal secured them a 1-0 win at Burton - Town's first in the Football League.

The full-back struck the Cod Army's first-ever Football League goal direct from a free-kick two minutes after half-time as the goals dried up for the home team.

Burton had the better of the first half but were unable to repeat the lethal finishing that powered them to a 6-2 midweek defeat of AFC Wimbledon.

Midfielder Jacques Maghoma twice saw shots flash the wrong side of a post and Billy Kee and Justin Richards were denied in quick succession by Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies.

The visitors could have snatched the lead in a breakaway attack in the 38th minute but David Ball missed the target from 15 yards. The goal Fleetwood had awaited since promotion from the Conference arrived in the 47th minute when Howell angled a free-kick into the far corner with the help of a deflection.

Maghoma had a shot saved at the second attempt and substitute Adi Yussuf fired narrowly wide as Burton battled in vain for an equaliser.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18