Burton substitute Matt Paterson grabbed a last-ditch winner to put pressure on League Two strugglers Plymouth.

Paterson nudged the ball in from close range following Damien McCrory's corner in the fourth minute of added time.

It was tough on the visitors who saw Joe Bryan force Dean Lyness into a fine save although Jake Cole was also busy in the Argyle goal.

Plymouth sit just three points above the relegation zone while Burton are third, two points above Cheltenham.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a fantastic way to win it and probably the best possible way that you can win it. I thought it was a little bit cruel on Plymouth. I thought they were very brave.

"They had one or two opportunities themselves, but we kept going. We keep trying to do the right things to the end and one of the players who hasn't been a regular comes in and gets a fantastic winner for us.

"Had we not have won that, the chances of automatic promotion would have probably slipped with it. All of a sudden, that goal with virtually the last kick of of the game keeps us right in the mix and gives a great chance of still going up automatically."

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"It's a shame for the lads because I felt we deserved something from the game. I thought we had a right go in the second half and were the better team.

"We were a bit naive. We had a corner and they ended up scoring a goal because of our corner. We might have had to be clever and settle for a point.

"It would have been a massive point. I'm pleased there's a game coming round quickly. We'll concentrate on Chesterfield now. It's cruel sometimes but if we keep playing like we're playing we'll have a good chance of getting something."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Burton

  • 16 Lyness
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness
  • 24 Sharps
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell Booked
  • 26 MacDonald Booked (Drury - 79' )
  • 29 Kee (Webster - 89' )
  • 30 Symes (Paterson - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 Diamond
  • 17 Phillips
  • 22 Dyer
  • 27 Drury
  • 18 Paterson

Plymouth

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 05 Branston
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 17 Nelson
  • 08 Young
  • 18 Bryan Booked
  • 19 Banton
  • 27 Gurrieri Booked (Cowan-Hall - 87' )
  • 24 Reid (Chadwick - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 26 Charles
  • 07 Cowan-Hall
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 21 Lecointe
  • 29 Harvey
Ref: Hill
Att: 4,392

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

6 2

Corners

7 6

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

94:57 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:27

The assist for the goal came from Ian Sharps.

90:00 +3:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Paterson - Burton 1 - 0 Plymouth A goal is scored by Matthew Paterson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Plymouth.

90:00 +3:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Damien McCrory,

90:00 +3:00

Damien McCrory takes a shot. Paris Cowan-Hall gets a block in.

90:00 +2:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Young.

90:00 +0:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bryan on Robbie Weir. Anthony O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Nick Chadwick makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:04

A cross is delivered by Adam Drury.

87:53 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee goes off and Aaron Webster comes on.

87:53

Paris Cowan-Hall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

86:02

Anthony O'Connor takes the free kick.

86:02 Substitution

Substitution Andres Gurrieri goes off and Paris Cowan-Hall comes on.

86:02 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Chadwick.

86:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Nelson on Matthew Paterson.

81:51 Booking

Booking Joe Bryan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

80:24

Close range headed effort by Marcus Holness clears the crossbar.

79:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor by Luke Young. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

78:48 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Symes.

78:48 Substitution

Substitution Adam Drury joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex MacDonald.

75:02

Billy Kee fouled by Guy Branston, the ref awards a free kick. Alex MacDonald takes the direct free kick. Michael Symes concedes a free kick for a foul on Maxime Blanchard. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

72:51

Andres Gurrieri takes the free kick.

72:51 Booking

Booking Lee Bell is shown a yellow card for dissent.

72:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Joe Bryan.

71:42

The referee blows for offside. Dean Lyness takes the indirect free kick.

69:36

Luke Young takes the direct free kick. Reuben Reid produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andres Gurrieri, clearance by Ian Sharps.

69:36 Booking

Booking Alex MacDonald is booked.

69:21

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Nelson.

67:37

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

65:06

Reuben Reid takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.

62:50

Reuben Reid fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Banton.

62:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maxime Blanchard by Billy Kee. Direct free kick taken by Jake Cole.

61:27

Damien McCrory produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Michael Symes from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

60:29

Michael Symes produces a cross, Effort from inside the area by Alex MacDonald misses to the right of the goal.

59:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on Marcus Holness. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

57:11

Reuben Reid fouled by Michael Symes, the ref awards a free kick. Andres Gurrieri restarts play with the free kick.

56:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald from the left by-line, Close range header by Billy Kee misses to the right of the target.

55:08

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Jason Banton results in a free kick. Anthony O'Connor takes the free kick.

52:56

Joe Bryan decides to take a short corner. Andres Gurrieri crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Guy Branston goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

52:41

Joe Bryan takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a save.

50:32

Billy Kee produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex MacDonald, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

49:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Symes on Curtis Nelson. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

48:15

Foul by Curtis Nelson on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

46:47

Jason Banton has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

45:47

Reuben Reid has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:08

Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reuben Reid. Maxime Blanchard takes the direct free kick.

43:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Durrell Berry by Michael Symes. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

41:19

Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

38:20

Lee Bell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alex MacDonald, save made by Jake Cole. Michael Symes takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in. Corner taken by Damien McCrory from the left by-line, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

37:01

Corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald from the left by-line to the near post, Jake Cole fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

36:35

Alex MacDonald takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jake Cole.

34:04

Centre by Billy Kee.

32:20

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Bryan.

31:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Symes. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

30:55

Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

30:55 Booking

Booking Andres Gurrieri is shown a yellow card.

30:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Andres Gurrieri.

29:57

Billy Kee is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

29:26

Reuben Reid challenges Marcus Holness unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

28:00

Lee Bell sends in a cross, save by Jake Cole.

26:26

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Curtis Nelson results in a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

25:02

Lee Bell challenges Jason Banton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Onismor Bhasera restarts play with the free kick.

23:03

Lee Bell takes a shot. Luke Young gets a block in.

21:06

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

20:07

Long range shot by Michael Symes goes over the target.

18:40

Alex MacDonald sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Robbie Weir from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

17:43

Handball by Michael Symes. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

16:50

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Billy Kee results in a free kick. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

15:27

Reuben Reid challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

13:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Reuben Reid. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bryan, A cross is delivered by Curtis Nelson, save by Dean Lyness.

11:55

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jake Cole.

11:16

Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Banton. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

8:13

Foul by Reuben Reid on Marcus Holness, free kick awarded. Damien McCrory takes the free kick.

7:22

Alex MacDonald sends in a cross, Andres Gurrieri makes a clearance.

6:19

The referee gives a free kick against Anthony O'Connor for handball. Maxime Blanchard restarts play with the free kick.

4:14

The referee blows for offside against Reuben Reid. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

2:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andres Gurrieri, Headed effort from inside the area by Guy Branston misses to the right of the goal.

0:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Banton on Robbie Weir. Dean Lyness takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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