play Bournemouth in the FA Cup third round
after a Billy Kee goal sealed a win over Fleetwood Town.
Both sides had been limited to speculative shots when Chris Hussey nodded down to Kee, who controlled on his chest and lashed in from 18 yards.
He could have made the game safe on the hour, but somehow shot well over from less than 10 yards out.
The visitors rallied but could not create a clear-cut chance as the Brewers held firm to progress.
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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"I'd say that's probably as well as we've played at home.
"We just asked them before the game to play with a bit more quality and a bit more composure.
"Yes, we want to get it into the front but, if that's not on, it might be that we have to take another touch or make another couple of passes.
"I thought we made some really good decisions across the park."
Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:
"The first 45 minutes was pathetic. It was like we didn't want to be here and didn't want to get through to the next round, and that's cost us the game.
"It wasn't a competitive football team and I don't think anyone, as a professional, would like to put their name to that first 45 minutes effort-wise.
"I can forgive people misplacing passes, but if you haven't got the desire to compete in a game, you're going to get turned over."
Burton Albion 16 Lyness 02 Edwards Booked 14 McCrory 08 Weir 25 Cansdell-Sherriff 06 Sharps 11 MacDonald (Palmer - 84' ) 07 Bell (Diamond - 91' ) 09 Howe 29 Kee 03 Hussey Substitutes 01 Siegrist 05 Diamond 17 Phillips 18 Knowles 21 Holness 23 Palmer 28 Symes Fleetwood Town 01 Davies 20 Taylor 15 McLaughlin 04 Murdoch (Ball - 72' ) 05 Roberts 16 Cresswell 12 Brown (Crowther - 77' ) 08 Schumacher 29 Dieseruvwe 11 Hughes Booked (Sarcevic - 34' Booked ) 07 Evans Substitutes 09 Parkin 14 Hogan 18 Sarcevic 23 Ball 24 Crowther 25 Jordan 40 Eve
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