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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,680) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

Burton Alb 3

A MacDonald (22)
R Weir (26, 48)

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Cheltenhm 1

B Harrison (90+2)

Record-breaking Albion march on

Last Updated: 11/03/13 8:19am

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Robbie Weir: Struck twice

Robbie Weir: Struck twice

Burton set a new club record of nine successive home wins with a 3-1 defeat of promotion rivals Cheltenham.

Winger Alex MacDonald put the home side on their way with the first goal of his loan spell from Burnley before midfielder Robbie Weir's headed double sealed the visitors' fate.

Cheltenham looked the livelier side in the opening 20 minutes only to be rocked by a double salvo as the hosts clicked into gear.

The visitors were guilty of loose defending that gave MacDonald the chance to fire the home side in front from eight yards in the 22nd minute.

Then MacDonald turned provider four minutes later with a cross that gave the unmarked Weir the chance to find the far corner with a 12-yard header.

MacDonald almost laid on Burton's third for Billy Kee before the break, but the striker's shot was blocked by the legs of visiting keeper Scott Brown.

Cheltenham's hopes of clawing their way back into the game were in ruins when Weir met a Kee cross to head his second of the game in the 48th minute.

Byron Harrison pulled a goal back when he headed home a Billy Jones corner in added time.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39