Exeter City missed out on going top of League Two after a dramatic late Phil Edwards header helped Burton Albion record their third away win in a row.
The hosts started strong when John O'Flynn saw his shot saved by Jordan Pickford midway through the first half.
Alan Gow then forced a superb save from Pickford before Robbie Weir was booked for an elbow on Tommy Doherty.
But it was Edwards who lifted Albion into sixth place when he headed in Chris Hussey's corner after 89 minutes.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"We talk about clean sheets all the time and that's the basis we've got to work from and I think that's been a lot better in the last five or six games.
"Exeter probably had the two clearest chances of the game and Jordan (Pickford) made two terrific saves, but I think they were down to momentary lapses of concentration which let them in there.
"I think overall, it's a long way to come and not get anything and I think that's a really pleasing away performance.
"The goal came from a fantastic delivery from the corner and Phil's been threatening to do that for some time now."
Exeter City 01 Krysiak 04 Bennett 03 Woodman 14 Doherty (Gill - 80' ) 05 Baldwin 06 Coles 11 Davies 07 Sercombe 19 O'Flynn (Grimes - 80' ) 10 Gow 25 Parkin (Wheeler - 46' ) Substitutes 15 Moore-Taylor 20 Nichols 22 Keohane 29 Grimes 30 Pym 32 Wheeler 35 Gill Burton Albion 01 Pickford 02 Edwards 14 McCrory 23 Palmer 06 Sharps 25 Cansdell-Sherriff 03 Hussey Booked 08 Weir Booked 29 Kee (MacDonald - 63' Booked ) 20 McGurk 17 Phillips Substitutes 05 Diamond 07 Bell 11 MacDonald 16 Lyness 18 Knowles 22 Dyer 28 Symes
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