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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,994) 26th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Madley

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Rochdale Rochdale

Burton Alb 3

B Kee (15, 57)
C Zola (25)

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Rochdale 2

P Cavanagh (41)
B Grant (54)

Kee at the double for Brewers

Last Updated: 26/12/12 6:31pm

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Kee: Man of the match

Kee: Man of the match

Billy Kee's brace helped Burton get back to winnings ways with a 3-2 win over Rochdale, who fell to a fifth defeat in six league games.

Kee opened the scoring with a 15th-minute free-kick which passed low through Dale's defensive wall in the League Two clash at the Pirelli on Boxing Day.

The striker was then instrumental as he turned provider for the hosts' second goal after 25 minutes, freeing Calvin Zola with a backheeled pass on the edge of the penalty area, allowing him to tuck the ball neatly past 'keeper Josh Lillis.

Rochdale got themselves back into it three minutes before half-time with a spectacular volley from Peter Cavanagh into the top corner of Dean Lyness' goal.

Burton then gifted the visitors an equaliser in the 54th minute, Nathan Stanton's poor back pass allowing Bobby Grant to nip past Lyness and roll the ball into an empty net.

But the Brewers regrouped and regained the lead again just three minutes later, Zola controlling the ball superbly and crossing from the right for Kee to dive and chest the ball over the line from four yards.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Luton Town 38 58
7 Newport County AFC 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 38 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36