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."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

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
Ref: David Coote
Att: 3,658

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

4 5

Corners

7 14

Fouls

14 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +2:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +1:24

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:09

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

89:25

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:25

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

88:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey following a corner.

87:21

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

82:04

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

82:04

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Tommy Doherty.

79:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces John O'Flynn.

78:04

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the box is too high.

77:02

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

74:01

Attempt saved. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:42

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:42

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

71:05

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:05

Foul by Tommy Doherty (Exeter City).

70:09 Booking

Booking Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

70:01

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

70:01

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

67:11

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:11

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

65:20

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

62:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Billy Kee.

61:46

Attempt missed. Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:57 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

60:41

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

60:41

Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:46

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

58:27

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

58:01

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:13

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:13

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

54:27

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

53:32 Booking

Booking Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

53:25

Foul by Chris Hussey (Burton Albion).

53:25

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:15

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

51:33

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:07

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

50:49

Attempt blocked. Alan Gow (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:37

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:21

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:21

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

46:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

46:02

Attempt saved. Alan Gow (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Sam Parkin.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 0.

45:00 +0:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 0.

41:46

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

41:08

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

40:22

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:22

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

39:26

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

39:07

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

38:41

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

38:03

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

37:32

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:33

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

35:24

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

35:24

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:00

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:59

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

32:19

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

32:19

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:06

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

29:49

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

27:33

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:33

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

24:42

Attempt saved. Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:55

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:55

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

23:22

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:20

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:38

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

18:40

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

16:46

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

16:46

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:36

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

11:00

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:23

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:23

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

9:38

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

9:38

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:59

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

8:34

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

8:15

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

6:04

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

4:39

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

3:49

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

1:09

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:09

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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