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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,558) 19th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Burton Alb 3

B Kee (28)
J Phillips (58)
L Bell (85)

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Brewers put three past Pools

Last Updated: 19/04/14 5:59pm

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Billy Kee: On the scoresheet again

Billy Kee: On the scoresheet again

Hartlepool sank deeper into relegation trouble after going down 3-0 at Burton, their sixth successive defeat.

The result left Colin Cooper's men only two points above the relegation zone as the home team kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion.

Burton had early chances, with Jimmy Phillips sidefooting a shot narrowly wide before Robbie Weir's six-yard header was deflected past a post.

But Pools should have taken the lead in the 21st minute when substitute Marlon Harwood - on for injured top scorer Luke James - was sent clear but could only shoot against the legs of home goalkeeper Dean Lyness.

Instead, it was Burton who went in front six minutes later when Kee struck from six yards after the visitors failed to defend Ian Sharps' long ball into the box.

Phillips doubled the hosts' advantage in the 57th minute when he curled in a shot from the edge of the area.

Pools offered little in reply and their fate was sealed when home skipper Lee Bell thundered in a 22-yard free-kick in the 84th minute.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

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