Matt Paterson's first goal for Burton was enough to seal victory at Rochdale.

Paterson, who joined Burton after leaving Southend United in the summer, fired the Brewers ahead after good work from striker Calvin Zola.

Rochdale threatened an equaliser, with Jason Kennedy forcing a good stop from debutant goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson.

Bobby Grant also went close with a long-range effort, while the visitors struck a post late on through substitute Cleveland Taylor.

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Burton Albion assistant manager Kevin Summerfield told BBC Radio Derby Sport:

"The biggest difference for me was that we were playing the game in their half and they were defending corners because he [new goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson] can kick the ball so far up the pitch.

"It may sound soft, but those things are usually important.

"They're having to defend a 70-yard kick down the field which is brilliant for us, because we can get up and get free kicks and corners."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 05 Edwards
  • 12 Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 19 Pearson
  • 04 Cavanagh Booked (Curran - 83' )
  • 07 Kennedy (Grimes - 66' )
  • 08 Tutte
  • 13 Putterill (Donnelly - 78' )
  • 15 Adebola
  • 22 Grant

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 03 Bennett
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 20 Curran

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 14 McCrory
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness
  • 08 Weir
  • 11 Palmer (Dyer - 9' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell
  • 10 Zola (Richards - 88' )
  • 18 Paterson (Taylor - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Corbett
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton
  • 07 Taylor
  • 22 Dyer
  • 09 Richards
Ref: Haines
Att: 2,199

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

9 6

Corners

8 6

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:50

George Donnelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Tomlinson. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:46

Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:07

Inswinging corner taken by Bobby Grant from the right by-line, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

89:46

Justin Richards challenges Matthew Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

88:40

Corner taken by Bobby Grant played to the near post, Cleveland Taylor manages to make a clearance.

87:49 Substitution

Substitution Calvin Zola leaves the field to be replaced by Justin Richards.

85:51

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor.

84:20

George Donnelly takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in. Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bobby Grant from left channel, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

83:58

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in.

83:00 Substitution

Substitution Peter Cavanagh leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Curran.

82:32

Ashley Grimes produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

80:52

Bobby Grant is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

78:44

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

77:01 Substitution

Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with George Donnelly coming on for Ray Putterill.

77:01

Jack Dyer takes a corner.

75:34

Cleveland Taylor is ruled offside. Andrew Tutte restarts play with the free kick.

73:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Bobby Grant. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

72:06

Robbie Weir takes a shot.

71:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Matthew Pearson. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

69:21

Lee Bell shoots direct from the free kick, save by Josh Lillis.

69:21 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson goes off and Cleveland Taylor comes on.

69:21 Booking

Booking Peter Cavanagh shown a yellow card.

69:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Cavanagh on Calvin Zola.

68:56

Ray Putterill takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony O'Connor.

67:41

Shot from outside the box by Peter Cavanagh goes wide right of the target.

65:12 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes is brought on as a substitute for Jason Kennedy.

65:12

Andrew Tutte crosses the ball.

61:32

Ray Putterill takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Bobby Grant from the right by-line, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

60:03

Ray Putterill challenges Damien McCrory unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

59:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Paterson. Phil Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

57:47

Phil Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

55:13

Shot from just outside the area by Jacques Maghoma misses to the right of the target.

54:16

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Robbie Weir gets a block in.

53:39

Unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Damien McCrory results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

51:34

Assist by Calvin Zola.

51:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Paterson - Rochdale 0 - 1 Burton A goal is scored by Matthew Paterson from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Burton Albion.

48:47

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Kennedy. Free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

47:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

46:24

Foul by Ray Putterill on Jack Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jack Dyer from right wing, clearance by Phil Edwards.

45:43

The referee gives a free kick against Bobby Grant for handball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calvin Zola on Ryan Edwards. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:29

Effort from inside the area by Ray Putterill misses to the left of the goal.

43:19

Damien McCrory concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte. Jason Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

42:40

Header by Calvin Zola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

42:20

Lee Bell takes a shot. Andrew Tutte gets a block in.

33:42

A cross is delivered by Bobby Grant, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

32:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Bobby Grant. Peter Cavanagh produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

31:53

Anthony O'Connor challenges Ray Putterill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

31:38

Unfair challenge on Phil Edwards by Calvin Zola results in a free kick. Peter Cavanagh restarts play with the free kick.

29:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Grant on Jacques Maghoma. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

27:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy, Jason Kennedy has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Corner taken by Jason Kennedy, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

26:16

Ray Putterill takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness. Jason Kennedy takes the outswinging corner, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

25:23

Bobby Grant is penalised for a handball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

24:20

Lee Bell takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Effort on goal by Robbie Weir from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

23:16

Corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Andrew Tutte has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

21:03

Outswinging corner taken by Jason Kennedy, Foul by Jack Dyer on Andrew Tutte, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Bobby Grant from the free kick, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

19:52

Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis. Outswinging corner taken by Lee Bell, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

19:01

Foul by Zander Diamond on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Peter Cavanagh restarts play with the free kick.

18:19

Foul by Dele Adebola on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

17:21

Bobby Grant produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

15:32

Shot from just outside the box by Calvin Zola goes over the crossbar.

12:47

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, Marcus Holness takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, Kevin McIntyre manages to make a clearance.

9:59

Calvin Zola challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

8:02 Substitution

Substitution Jack Dyer replaces Chris Palmer.

6:01

Unfair challenge on Matthew Paterson by Andrew Tutte results in a free kick. Lee Bell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

4:11

Jason Kennedy challenges Calvin Zola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Calvin Zola crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Josh Lillis.

3:09

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Calvin Zola goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ray Putterill on Anthony O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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