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Burton Albion 1-0 Exeter City

Stuart Beavon
Stuart Beavon is on loan at Burton from Preston

Burton maintained their 100% record as they condemned Exeter to back-to-back defeats.

Exeter keeper Christy Pym was in top form to twice deny John Mousinho, but was powerless to deny Stuart Beavon's effort from 10 yards after the Grecians failed to clear a long throw.

Exeter fought back with a spell of late pressure, but Scot Bennett's header was scrambled away by the Burton defence.

Burton are now second but Exeter slip to 20th as they seek their first win.

Burton Albion assistant manager Kevin Summerfield told BBC Radio Derby:

Kevin Summerfield

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Summerfield on Burton v Exeter

"I think it was a really good, strong, positive first half. When we attacked, we created lots of chances.

"If you take the goalie out of the equation and I think we would've been away and clear.

"We knew it was going to be a little bit more difficult in the second half. They came into the game and we just couldn't get going at all in the second half."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Sharps
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 15McFadzean
  • 10Akins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 8Weir
  • 11MacDonald
  • 9Beavon
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forHarnessat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 30Austin

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 2Butterfield
  • 4Bennett
  • 5Baldwin
  • 26TillsonSubstituted forWatkinsat 87'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 7SercombeBooked at 76mins
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Grimes
  • 10KeohaneSubstituted forWheelerat 61'minutes
  • 31Cummins

Substitutes

  • 11Davies
  • 16Dawson
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 27Jay
  • 28Pope
  • 29Watkins
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,099

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

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

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Jordan Tillson.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) header from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Dominic Knowles.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

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

Booking

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt saved. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).

Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Morecambe330059
2Burton330039
3Shrewsbury321057
4Portsmouth321037
5Wimbledon321027
6Cheltenham321027
7Wycombe320126
8Southend320126
9Mansfield320116
10Plymouth311124
11Tranmere311114
12Bury311114
13Cambridge311104
14Luton311104
15Northampton3111-14
16Stevenage3111-14
17York303003
18Dag & Red3102-23
19Carlisle3012-31
20Exeter3012-41
21Oxford Utd3003-30
22Newport3003-40
23Hartlepool3003-50
24Accrington3003-60
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