Billy Kee grabbed a goal in each half as League Two promotion-chasers Burton Albion beat struggling Accrington Stanley ,their first win in five games.

Visiting goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli made fine reaction saves to deny Kee and Jimmy Phillips early on but Kee's deflected strike made it 1-0.

Stanley levelled when Dean Winnard headed in Lee Molyneux's free-kick.

However Kee calmly stroked home a penalty winner after Phil Edwards had been dragged to the floor by Winnard.

The Brewers move up to fourth in the table, ahead of Oxford United who were beaten 3-0 by third-placed Rochdale.

Accrington remain 22nd, but are only four points from the relegation zone.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"I would say that's probably the brightest we've started a game. Arguably we could have been two or three goals up in the first ten minutes and we wanted to come out quickly and we wanted to try and put them under pressure.

"I spoke to the players about this stage of the season and at this stage it's all about winning games. You know, it doesn't matter how you do it, it's about winning games and that's it.

"You can look as nice or as pretty as you want to but if you don't win the game, it's irrelevant. That was it today, we needed to win the game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Burton Albion

  • 01 Lainton
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory Booked
  • 23 Palmer
  • 06 Sharps Booked
  • 25 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19 Ismail (Bell - 90' )
  • 08 Weir
  • 29 Kee
  • 18 Knowles (McGurk - 73' )
  • 17 Phillips (MacDonald - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Bell
  • 09 Alexander
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 16 Lyness
  • 20 McGurk
  • 21 Holness
  • 26 Gray

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 03 Liddle (Webber - 85' )
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard Booked
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 04 Joyce Booked
  • 24 Odejayi
  • 11 Naismith
  • 13 Molyneux

Substitutes

  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 22 Dawber
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 44 Bowerman
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 2,368

Match Stats

Shots

14 5

On target

7 3

Corners

7 2

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +5:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +2:12

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

90:00 +2:12

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +1:42

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

90:00 +1:42

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Zeli Ismail.

88:51

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

84:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces Michael Liddle.

79:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

79:03 Booking

Booking Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

79:02

Penalty Burton Albion. Philip Edwards draws a foul in the penalty area.

78:54

Penalty conceded by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

77:14

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

75:38

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

75:38

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

75:23

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:05

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Adam McGurk replaces Dominic Knowles.

71:14

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

71:04 Booking

Booking Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

70:47

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:47

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

69:46

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

68:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Molyneux.

67:41 Booking

Booking Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

67:07

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

67:07

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:08

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

62:30

Attempt missed. Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

59:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jimmy Phillips.

58:21

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

58:21

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:55

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

56:46

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

55:50

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

55:50

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:53

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

54:53

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:39

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:39

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

46:46

Attempt saved. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Burton Albion 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +0:11

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

45:00 +0:11

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

43:37

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

39:46

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

38:27

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

37:40

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

35:19

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:47

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

33:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Phillips.

28:11

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

28:11

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

25:43

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

25:43

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:51

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:51

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

23:05 Booking

Booking Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

22:55

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

22:55

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

22:20

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

20:04 Booking

Booking Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

20:00

Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:59

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

17:11

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

17:11

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:47

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

10:47

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:03

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

8:40

Attempt saved. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:48

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

7:23

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

6:52

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

6:17

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

6:04

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

5:27

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

5:27

Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:43

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:43

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

2:45

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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