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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,962) 5th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

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C McFadzean (27)

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McFadzean sees off Pilgrims

Last Updated: 05/04/14 5:51pm

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Callum McFadzean: The match-winner

Callum McFadzean: The match-winner

Callum McFadzean scored the only goal of the game as Burton secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Plymouth.

The Sheffield United loanee's first-half strike kept Gary Rowett's side hard on the heels of the top three in the race for an automatic promotion spot.

But it dealt a blow to Argyle's hopes of sneaking into a play-off spot with John Sheridan's men now five points adrift.

Burton could have been more than a goal to the good after dominating the first half.

Billy Kee had a 25-yard shot tipped over by Jake Cole before the goalkeeper breathed a sigh of relief when a Jimmy Phillips show was deflected onto a post.

Home full-back Damien McCrory also saw a free-kick skim the crossbar as well as forcing Cole to make a diving save.

Burton's pressure paid dividends in the 26th minute when McFadzean steered in a 10-yard shot after a mistake by Neal Trotman.

The visitors came to life after the break but Reuben Reid's shot was deflected the wrong side of the post and Conor Hourihane could only shoot into the arms of keeper Rob Lainton.

Substitute Michael Symes sliced wide a chance to double Burton's lead nine minutes from the end.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10