League One
BurtonBurton Albion1RochdaleRochdale0
Stuart Beavon Burton Albion
Stuart Beavon has scored three goals in seven appearances for Burton Albion this season

Burton moved up to third in League One as Stuart Beavon's goal gave them victory against Rochdale.

The 31-year-old striker got a touch to Mark Duffy's free-kick to direct the ball past goalkeeper Josh Lillis midway through the first half.

Lucas Akins then shot wide from 10 yards for the hosts, before Beavon was denied a second by the legs of Lillis.

Rochdale rarely threatened, with substitute goalkeeper Remi Matthews not making a notable save.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"We do respect Rochdale a lot. They are a very good team who can mix it up.

"They can go direct, they can play, they can pass and I do rate them really high. We knew we had to match them and I think we've done that ever so well.

"We had the better chances in the game. They might have had a little bit more of the ball but I don't remember them having a chance."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm disappointed that we didn't play with the intelligence that I expect the players to perform under.

"The opposition made it easy for us to go long, but we took that choice instead of making the right decisions.

"I think we're a good outfit, good squad, I think we've got plenty to offer but we've got to show more intelligence at breaking the opposition down when they take the goal lead like they did."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlinSubstituted forMatthewsat 24'minutes
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-SherriffBooked at 60mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 12ButcherBooked at 79mins
  • 10Akins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forO'Connorat 89'minutes
  • 22Binnom-WilliamsBooked at 29minsSubstituted forNaylorat 61'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 11El Khayati
  • 13Joachim
  • 15Naylor
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 24mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 33Kennedy
  • 8LundSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 62'minutes
  • 24AllenBooked at 42minsSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Vincenti
  • 40Henderson
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forAlessandraat 68'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,787

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Rochdale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Rochdale 0.

  3. Booking

    Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Anthony O'Connor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Mark Duffy.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  14. Booking

    Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).