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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,510) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenham

Burton Alb 2

D Knowles (72, 85)

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Cheltenham 1

B Harrison (62)

Knowles to the rescue for Brewers

Last Updated: 11/01/14 5:51pm

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Dominic Knowles: Scored the first goals of his career

Dominic Knowles: Scored the first goals of his career

Super-sub Dominic Knowles came off the bench to power promotion-chasing Burton to a 2-1 victory over Cheltenham.

The 21-year-old struck the first goals of his career in the final 20 minutes after Burton had trailed to a Byron Harrison effort - extending the Brewers' unbeaten run to 11 matches.

Scott Brown had to tip over a header from defender Zander Diamond as Burton made the early running.

The visitors could have gone in front in the 37th minute but Jermaine McGlashan fired over a gaping net from eight yards after being found by Sam Deering's throughball.

Burton quickly had another chance of their own but Brown produced a leaping save to keep out a Billy Kee header, before the goalkeeper's efforts were matched by opposite number Dean Lyness to deny Harrison.

The visitors' improved play was rewarded in the 62nd minute when Jason Taylor muscled his way through to make an opening which was tucked away by Harrison from 12 yards.

Cheltenham had an amazing escape when Kee's shot hit the inside of both posts but stayed out.

But Burton's substitutions paid off when Knowles stabbed in Zeli Ismail's cross in the 71st minute.

And the move was repeated five minutes from time as Knowles fired home another Ismail cross to clinch all three points for Gary Rowett's side.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42