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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,199) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

Rochdale Rochdale vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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M Paterson (52)

Paterson stunner downs Dale

Last Updated: 08/09/12 7:07pm

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Paterson: Struck winner

Paterson: Struck winner

Matt Paterson marked his full debut with a stunning second-half goal to hand Burton a 1-0 win over Rochdale at Spotland.

Home goalkeeper Josh Lillis was in fine form to deny the visitors a more comprehensive victory, but he was helpless when Paterson found the top corner early in the second half.

The visitors created a host of opportunities in the first half with former Rochdale defender Marcus Holness forcing Lillis to push his fierce volley over the top.

Robbie Weir ought to have opened the scoring for the Brewers on the stroke of half-time when he was left unmarked at the back post, but he scuffed his shot straight at Lillis despite being given time and space.

Bobby Grant's swerving long-range effort was as close as Rochdale came to scoring in the opening period, though Jason Kennedy also forced Stuart Tomlinson into a near-post save following a well-worked corner.

But Paterson gave Burton a deserved lead in the 52nd minute when he collected Calvin Zola's knock-down and beat Lillis all ends up with a fine finish.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 AFC Wimbledon 0 0
2 Accrington Stanley 0 0
3 Burton Albion 0 0
4 Bury 0 0
5 Cambridge United 0 0
6 Carlisle United 0 0
7 Cheltenham Town 0 0
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 0
9 Exeter City 0 0
10 Hartlepool United 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0
12 Mansfield Town 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0
14 Newport County AFC 0 0
15 Northampton Town 0 0
16 Oxford United 0 0
17 Plymouth Argyle 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0
19 Shrewsbury Town 0 0
20 Southend United 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0
22 Tranmere Rovers 0 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0
24 York City 0 0