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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,679) 10th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Stockbridge

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Rochdale Rochdale

Burton Alb 1

O Lancashire (og 44)

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Rochdale 0

P Cavanagh (S/O 7)

Lancashire aids Albion win

Last Updated: 10/08/13 6:36pm

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Josh Lillis: Beaten by his own man

Josh Lillis: Beaten by his own man

Burton were thankful for an Oliver Lancashire own goal as they toiled to a 1-0 win against 10-man Rochdale.

Dale had an uphill task from the seventh minute when referee Seb Stockbridge showed visiting skipper Peter Cavanagh a straight red for a high challenge on Robbie Weir - only minutes after a challenge that had left the Burton midfielder needing treatment for a facial injury.

The hosts took time to settle but finally made the breakthrough in the 44th minute when Lancashire slid the ball into his own net as he attempted to intercept a Billy Kee pass in the box.

The Brewers had chances to increase their lead early in the second half but Kee fired narrowly wide and Chris Hussey failed to convert a headed chance.

Dale kept fighting, however, and tried to take the game to their opponents despite their numerical disadvantage.

Indeed, George Donnelly went close to grabbing the equaliser with a fierce 20-yard shot which went over the top.

Defender Ian Sharps could have made it more comfortable for Burton, though, but he headed inches too high in the 85th minute before substitute Michael Symes somehow fired over in front an open goal.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27