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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 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

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