Kee settles matters for Brewers
Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:48pm
Billy Kee: On the scoresheet again
Burton claimed their second 1-0 home win in the space of four days as Billy Kee ended Newport's dogged resistance with a late goal.
Kee grabbed his ninth goal of the season just when it seemed the Exiles would hold on for a point, coming after the Brewers' narrow success over Northampton on Boxing Day.
Defender Phil Edwards proved a handful for the Newport defence as Burton dominated the opening half.
The full-back had a header saved by Lenny Pidgeley in the fifth minute and then volleyed an Alex MacDonald corner against the underside of the crossbar.
With Burton well on top, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff's header thudded into the body of Pidgeley at point-blank range just after the half-hour mark and the goalkeeper also reacted well when Kee seemed certain to open the scoring.
Michael Flynn went close with a 25-yard effort as the visitors showed more attacking intent, but they had to rely on Pidgeley again as he stretched to turn a Kee header over the bar.
The visitors got another lucky break in the 61st minute when Adam McGurk's deflected shot hit a post with Pidgeley, for once, beaten.
But Kee popped up with the winner 10 minutes from time when he ghosted in behind the Newport defence to convert a McGurk cross.
Sky Bet League 2
Sun 29th Dec
AFC W'don1 - 1Plymouth
Accrington1 - 1Southend
Burton Alb1 - 0Newport
Bury2 - 1York City
Cheltenhm1 - 2Mansfield
Chesterfld1 - 1Dag + Red
Morecambe1 - 2Hartlepool
Oxford Utd0 - 2Scunthorpe
Portsmth0 - 0Northamptn
Rochdale2 - 0Bristol R
Torquay1 - 3Exeter
Sky Bet League 2
|9||Newport County AFC||45||65|
|13||Dagenham & Redbridge||45||59|