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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,170) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Whitestone

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Morecambe Morecambe

Burton Alb 3

J Maghoma (18)
B Kee (45+2, 49)

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Morecambe 2

J Redshaw (pen 81)
C Holroyd (90+2)

Kee at the double for Brewers

Last Updated: 26/02/13 10:51pm

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Billy Kee: Two-goal hero

Billy Kee: Two-goal hero

Burton overcame a spirited Morecambe side 3-2 to equal a club record of eight successive home wins on Tuesday.

The Brewers kept themselves firmly in the hunt for an automatic promotion berth despite being punished for late lapses.

Jacques Maghoma grabbed his 14th goal of the season to put Burton ahead in the 17th minute when he pounced to stab home a loose ball after a Robbie Weir shot had been parried by Barry Roche.

The Shrimps 'keeper came to the rescue of his side with an impressive double save, denying Michael Symes before tipping an Ian Sharps header over the crossbar.

Kevin Ellison went close to an equaliser in a spell of Morecambe pressure but Burton doubled their lead in added time at the end of the first half when Billy Kee popped up with a close-range header after a Symes shot looped up off Roche.

Kee doubled his tally in the 49th minute by lashing in a 12-yard volley set up by Symes.

Jack Redshaw pulled a goal back for the visitors from the penalty spot 10 minutes from the end after Chris Holroyd had been dragged to the floor by Damien McCrory.

The Burton full-back was then caught out again as Holroyd rifled home Morecambe's second goal in added time but it was ultimately too little, too late.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12