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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 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39