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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 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12