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

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

Burton Alb 2

D Knowles (72, 85)

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Cheltenhm 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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18