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Crown Ground (ATT 1,619) 1st April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Accrington 3

W Hatfield (7)
P Amond (60)
J Beattie (90+3)

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Burton Alb 3

M Paterson (36)
Z Diamond (67)
J Maghoma (73)

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Last Updated: 01/04/13 6:43pm

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James Beattie: Vital equaliser

James Beattie: Vital equaliser

James Beattie scored an injury-time equaliser to boost Accrington's battle against relegation in a 3-3 draw with Burton.

Stanley took the lead with their first real attack after seven minutes. Left winger Lee Molyneux's initial shot was saved by Stuart Tomlinson but he could only push it out to Will Hatfield. The striker's effort looked to have been hooked off line by Damien McCrory but the assistant referee ruled it had gone over.

Albion equalised after 36 minutes when Matt Paterson pounced on a mix-up between defender Peter Murphy and goalkeeper Paul Rachubka and he touched the ball over the line.

Padraig Amond put the hosts back in front on the hour mark when he got on the end of a long ball forward and chipped his shot over Tomlinson.

But seven minutes Lee Fowler's ball into the box was brought down by defender Zander Diamond and he stabbed home from close range.

A stunning 25-yard free-kick from Jacques Maghoma found the top of the net to put Burton ahead for the first time in the 73rd minute.

Molyneux hit the woodwork in injury-time before substitute Beattie popped up with almost the last kick of the game from close range.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24