Burton moved up to third in League Two after seeing off Exeter with their seventh successive home win.

Michael Symes gave the Brewers an early lead with a sidefooted finish from inside the box.

Marcus Holness headed in Jacques Maghoma's cross to make it 2-0 before Maghoma volleyed in his fifth goal in eight games from close range.

Lee Bell's 20-yard strike made it 4-0 before Guillem Bauza's shot and Scott Bennett's header reduced the deficit.

Exeter, who remain in the play-off places, had not lost on their travels since October.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"They deserved to win today, they played better than us and they executed their performance better.

"I don't think we were that bad that we deserved to concede four goals but I didn't think we did enough to win the game either.

"The scoreline will always dictate how you feel after the game and the major factor today was that we conceded goals today that we haven't done recently.

"The overall feeling from the game today is that we let it get away from us very quickly and it was too much to claw back."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness
  • 24 Sharps
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell
  • 26 MacDonald (Drury - 66' )
  • 29 Kee (Zola - 72' )
  • 30 Symes

Substitutes

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Corbett
  • 17 Phillips
  • 22 Dyer
  • 27 Drury
  • 10 Zola
  • 18 Paterson

Exeter City

  • 24 Evans
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 11 Davies (Bauza - 46' )
  • 14 Doherty
  • 22 Keohane (O'Flynn - 86' )
  • 28 Molesley (Oakley - 64' )
  • 12 Cureton

Substitutes

  • 30 Pyn
  • 02 Tully
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 08 Oakley
  • 32 Gosling
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza
Ref: Linington
Att: 2,823

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

8 3

Corners

3 6

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:48

Michael Symes takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Evans.

90:00 +2:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Weir on John O'Flynn. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.

89:21

Lee Bell fouled by John O'Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

88:10

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot.

86:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Woodman by Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

85:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Guillem Bauza. Damien McCrory takes the free kick.

85:02 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jimmy Keohane.

84:19

Unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Michael Symes results in a free kick. Rhys Evans takes the free kick.

81:14

Unfair challenge on Guillem Bauza by Lee Bell results in a free kick. Craig Woodman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

79:47

Lee Bell fouled by Guillem Bauza, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

79:14

Adam Drury takes a shot. Danny Coles gets a block in.

78:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Symes by Scot Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

77:52

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans. Calvin Zola takes a shot.

75:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Guillem Bauza. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

73:31

Assist on the goal came from Craig Woodman.

73:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Scot Bennett - Burton 4 - 2 Exeter Scot Bennett finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Burton Albion 4-2 Exeter.

73:01

Corner taken by Craig Woodman,

71:55

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, save by Stuart Tomlinson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

71:32 Substitution

Substitution Calvin Zola replaces Billy Kee.

69:54

Jamie Cureton provided the assist for the goal.

69:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Guillem Bauza - Burton 4 - 1 Exeter Guillem Bauza scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 4-1 Exeter.

67:49

Adam Drury takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tommy Doherty.

67:21

Michael Symes challenges Kevin Amankwaah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Amankwaah takes the direct free kick.

65:07

Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Adam Drury on for Alex MacDonald.

65:07

Jamie Cureton challenges Marcus Holness unfairly and gives away a free kick.

63:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tommy Doherty from the left by-line to the near post, Anthony O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

63:25 Substitution

Substitution Mark Molesley leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Oakley.

61:09

Billy Kee challenges Danny Coles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Evans.

60:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Jimmy Keohane. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

59:12

Assist on the goal came from Michael Symes.

59:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Bell - Burton 4 - 0 Exeter Lee Bell finds the back of the net with a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 4-0 Exeter.

54:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.

54:29

Mark Molesley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

53:48

Michael Symes is caught offside. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.

51:41

Jamie Cureton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacques Maghoma on Kevin Amankwaah. Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza is brought on as a substitute for Arron Davies.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:27

Michael Symes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty. Free kick taken by Danny Coles.

45:00 +0:05

Michael Symes is penalised for a handball. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

43:55

The ball is delivered by Scot Bennett, Shot from inside the area by Jamie Cureton clears the bar.

43:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty by Robbie Weir. Free kick taken by Danny Coles.

42:14

Michael Symes takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the left-hand upright.

37:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scot Bennett by Lee Bell. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.

36:07

Short corner taken by Arron Davies.

33:24

Assist on the goal came from Michael Symes.

33:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Jacques Maghoma - Burton 3 - 0 Exeter Jacques Maghoma finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 3-0 Exeter.

33:02

The ball is delivered by Damien McCrory, save by Rhys Evans.

31:17

Michael Symes concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Woodman. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.

29:38

Scot Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

26:31

The assist for the goal came from Jacques Maghoma.

26:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcus Holness - Burton 2 - 0 Exeter Marcus Holness finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Burton Albion 2-0 Exeter.

25:43

Short corner taken by Alex MacDonald. Jacques Maghoma sends in a cross,

25:30

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Rhys Evans.

25:17

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Kevin Amankwaah results in a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

24:23

Short corner worked by Craig Woodman.

23:44

The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.

23:23

The ball is swung over by Alex MacDonald, Michael Symes takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Coles.

18:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Coles on Michael Symes. Anthony O'Connor takes the free kick.

18:16

Foul by Jimmy Keohane on Stuart Tomlinson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

13:41

Shot from long range by Tommy Doherty goes wide of the left-hand upright.

11:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Weir on Scot Bennett. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.

10:08

The assist for the goal came from Damien McCrory.

10:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Symes - Burton 1 - 0 Exeter Goal scored by Michael Symes from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Exeter.

9:53

Damien McCrory crosses the ball, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance.

7:33

Jimmy Keohane challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

4:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald played to the near post, clearance by Tommy Doherty.

4:13

Centre by Danny Coles.

0:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Tommy Doherty. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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