Zeli Ismail scored the only goal of the game as Burton beat Morecambe to climb to within five points of leaders Chesterfield in League Two.

In difficult conditions, the Brewers had the better chances but Adam McGurk fired over and Gary Alexander and Alex MacDonald saw efforts saved.

Winger Ismail's decisive effort flew into the bottom corner from outside the box, giving Barry Roche no chance.

Morecambe's Jack Redshaw had seen an early effort ruled out for offside.

The Shrimps are still without a win since Boxing Day, while Burton ended a run of three games without a victory.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I don't think we did enough to win the game. They shaded the individual battles and played the conditions better.

"It says it all that we've come off and our goalkeeper has been named man of the match.

"We've had one or two opportunities but overall we haven't done enough to win the game and they've shaded it in all areas."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"The pitch made the conditions very difficult for both teams. I have to say the groundsman did amazing to get the game on in the first place.

"I thought we played with amazing control and there was a real togetherness about our performance.

"We've worked really hard this week to not let this good situation we're in slip away. We haven't won enough games in the last four or five so to play that way and with so much control, I was really pleased with that."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Threlfall (Diagne - 13' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 22 Parrish
  • 15 McCready
  • 12 Devitt (Amond - 79' )
  • 08 Wright
  • 11 Ellison
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 10 Williams (Sampson - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 09 Sampson
  • 19 McGee
  • 21 McGowan
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou
  • 27 Amond

Burton Albion

  • 01 Lainton
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory
  • 08 Weir
  • 06 Sharps
  • 25 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 11 MacDonald Booked (Hussey - 62' )
  • 23 Palmer
  • 20 McGurk
  • 09 Alexander (Kee - 70' )
  • 17 Phillips (Ismail - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hussey
  • 05 Diamond
  • 07 Bell
  • 16 Lyness
  • 18 Knowles
  • 19 Ismail
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,478

Match Stats

Shots

8 17

On target

4 6

Corners

2 8

Fouls

9 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +1:15

Attempt blocked. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:21

Foul by Jack Redshaw (Morecambe).

89:21

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:16

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

88:16

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

87:34

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

87:00

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:51

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

84:03

Attempt missed. Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

82:51

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81:22

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

81:22

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:45

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

78:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jamie Devitt.

77:24

Attempt blocked. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:29

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:29

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

74:55

Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:00

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:00

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

71:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1. Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

70:40

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

70:40

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

69:42 Substitution

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

68:47

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:47

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

68:01

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tony Diagne.

67:11

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:11

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

65:00

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

63:09

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

61:57

Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

61:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Zeli Ismail replaces Jimmy Phillips.

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Alexander MacDonald.

60:45

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stewart Drummond.

59:35

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:35

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

58:19

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:19

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

57:12

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:12

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

56:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Ryan Williams.

55:52

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

53:40

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:46

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

50:29

Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:57

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tony Diagne.

49:38

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:59

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

47:03

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

47:03

Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:00

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:57

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 0.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 0.

45:00 +1:34 Booking

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

45:00 +1:27

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:27

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

45:00 +0:31

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

39:19

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37:08

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

34:24

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

31:17

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris McCready.

30:25

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

29:31

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

29:31

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

27:04

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:24

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

21:46

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

20:29

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

19:37

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Barry Roche.

19:09

Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:18

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:00

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

17:48

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

15:54

Foul by Ryan Williams (Morecambe).

15:54

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

13:47

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:47

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

12:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Robbie Threlfall because of an injury.

10:50

Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:31

Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

7:35

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

6:44

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

6:44

Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:16

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:16

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

4:36

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

4:36

Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:57

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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