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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 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14

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