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Morecambe 1-2 Burton Albion

Burton
Burton celebrate winning promotion to League One

League Two leaders Burton Albion beat Morecambe to secure promotion to the third tier for the first time.

Damien McCrory had an early penalty saved for the hosts after Laurence Wilson's foul on Stuart Beavon.

But Lucas Akins' cool finish put Burton ahead, and the striker doubled the lead from the penalty spot following Andreas Arestidou's foul on Beavon.

Mark Hughes scored late on for the Shrimps but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side held on for victory.

Although the Brewers can still be caught by fourth-placed Bury, who are nine points adrift with three games remaining, Wycombe in third can no longer match Burton's tally of 88 points as they only have two matches to play.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Pirelli Stadium outfit were beaten by Fleetwood Town in the League Two play-off final last season, but are now heading for their first-ever campaign in League One.

Under manager and former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink, who arrived following Gary Rowett's departure to Birmingham City in November, they have lost just twice in their last 25 league matches and are currently on a nine-game unbeaten run.

Burton Albion had never played in the Football League prior to their promotion from the Conference in 2009.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton promotion

"We've got two more games. Northampton is the first one to prepare in the right way and try to be right.

"You always dream of how certain things have to go. I must say we have worked exceptionally hard. We have worked the players exceptionally hard.

"I'm delighted for the club, for the fans, for the players, for the chairman. You've seen how much work the chairman has done for the club behind the scenes."

Burton Albion celebrate
Burton will feature in League One next season for the first time.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 25ArestidouBooked at 60mins
  • 2Beeley
  • 5Hughes
  • 22Parrish
  • 19Wilson
  • 17Fleming
  • 4KenyonBooked at 8mins
  • 15Wildig
  • 3DevittSubstituted forAmondat 69'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 40mins
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forMullinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 12Mullin
  • 13Goodall
  • 21McGowan
  • 27Amond
  • 29Bondswell

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 87mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 45mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 15Naylor
  • 11StewartSubstituted forMaynardat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forJohnstoneat 81'minutes
  • 21El KhayatiSubstituted forDunnat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 23Palmer
  • 27Harness
  • 31Maynard
  • 33Shearer
  • 35Dunn
  • 36Johnstone
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
2,139

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Burton Albion 2.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Jack Dunn (Burton Albion).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kelvin Maynard replaces Kevin Stewart.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Burton Albion 2. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Foul by Jack Dunn (Burton Albion).

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

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

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

Foul by Jack Dunn (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Denny Johnstone replaces Stuart Beavon.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jack Dunn replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jamie Devitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Jack Redshaw.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Kevin Stewart (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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