League Two
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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Exeter

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Jordan Tillson.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Dominic Knowles.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

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