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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,692) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Newport County AFC Newport

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Kee settles matters for Brewers

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:48pm

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Billy Kee: On the scoresheet again

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.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12