Burton Albion 1-0 Newport County
Billy Kee's 79th-minute goal propelled Burton Albion into the top three of League Two after a hard-earned win over promotion rivals Newport County.
Newport goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley had kept Albion at bay up to that point with some fine saves.
But the quality of Adam McGurk's cross to the far post meant Pidgeley was helpless to prevent Kee's six-yard header from finding the net.
Despite the loss, Newport remain in the play-off places in seventh.
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Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"I would say that's the best we've played in 2013 actually. You've got to remember Newport are the in-form team over the last 10 games. They've been flying really high and I think they've won their last two or three away from home.
"You talk about rotating the squad, but when we're going well it's sometimes quite hard. We may have only won 1-0, but we've created another four or five really good chances which we just can't seem to put away. But while we're creating them, I'm really quite pleased.
"I thought we were really dominant in the first half and we knew they were going to come at us in the second half, but we still played with some really good control."
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"We weren't at our best but when you get into the game where we were and with time running out, as well as Lenny had played you look like you possibly might take a point.
"But credit to Burton, they kept going and probably deserved the three points today.
"Overall we started slowly and were always really chasing the game. We started better second half but probably didn't do enough - I don't think we helped each other enough in possession of the ball."
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