Burton 3-1 Cheltenham

Burton Albion secured a club record nine successive home victories with a comfortable win over Cheltenham Town.

Alex MacDonald, who has had his loan deal extended until the end of the season, opened the scoring for the Brewers from close in following a scramble in the penalty area.

Weir doubled the lead when his glancing header found the corner and added his second with a close-range header.

Byron Harrison got a late consolation for the Robins with a flicked header.

The win enabled Burton to leapfrog Cheltenham into the automatic promotion spots, while the Robins dropped to fifth.


Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We let in three really soft goals and you can't do that against a team like these at home who are in fine form.

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Yates slams 'awful' defending

"I thought the back four were all awful. After 20 minutes I don't know if we switched off but we got found out unfortunately.

"I thought Byron (Harrison) was great for us when he came on, I thought he was a real handful and won some great headers.

"To come here and concede three goals in the manner we did is wrong and disappointing, I apologise to the fans for that and we need to be better over the next few games."

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