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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,980) 7th September 2014 - Kick off 12:15

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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A McGurk (2)
L Akins (55)

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League 2: Unbeaten Burton beat Portsmouth 2-0 to move to the top of table

Last Updated: 08/09/14 9:24am

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Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins scored in either half as Burton beat Portsmouth 2-0

Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins scored in either half as Burton beat Portsmouth 2-0 at the Pirelli Stadium to move to the top of the League Two table.

Burton made the perfect start with the opening goal after just one minute and 25 seconds.

Pompey were caught cold as Stuart Beavon turned on a Akins centre to fire across goal, with McGurk on hand to fire into the roof of the net from close range.

After more home pressure, Jed Wallace went close to the leveller with a 20-yard thunderbolt that flew inches too high.

And Pompey top scorer Craig Westcarr saw his header deflected over as half-time approached.

The visitors could have restored parity six minutes after the break but Alex Wynter's close-range shot was blocked on the line in a frantic scramble.

The Pompey fightback was halted in the 56th minute when Akins turned just inside the area before lashing a left-foot past goalkeeper Paul Jones.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27

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