Burton Albion 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory started his career at Plymouth Argyle

Burton Albion went three points clear at the top of League Two as Accrington Stanley's away woes continued.

In a quiet first half, Damien McCrory put the Brewers ahead from the penalty spot after a handball by Rob Atkinson.

Josh Windass headed over from Piero Mingoia's pinpoint cross as Stanley responded strongly after half-time.

But Stuart Beavon fired home after good work from Adam McGurk and Matthew Palmer's stunning late strike from the edge of the box sealed the win.

The win puts Burton three points ahead of Wycombe Wanderers, who leapfrogged Shrewsbury Town into second place after beating the Shrews 1-0.

Accrington remain 15th after their 12th away defeat of the season, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Accrington

"First half we played exceptionally well. We worked the ball from left to right, right to left really well.

"The first half was one of the best halves we have played since I've been here.

"We got our full backs in the game and got them to cross the ball and made some chances. I thought we looked very sharp.

"They couldn't get the ball off us. They couldn't work it out and every time we manipulated the ball."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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