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Burton Albion 1-0 Swindon Town

Substitute Lucas Akins scored a late penalty to beat Swindon and ensure Burton Albion ended 2015 in the League One automatic promotion places.

Mark Duffy, Nasser El Khayati and Stuart Beavon were all denied by Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

At the other end, Jon McLaughlin produced a stunning save to keep out Jonathan Obika's point-blank volley.

Akins scored from the spot after Jordan Turnbull had tripped Beavon as Burton end the year in second place.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was an excellent win. Very hard fought over the course of the game.

"John McLaughlin made a couple of magnificent saves, but over the course of the game we created enough chances to win two or three games.

"You can approach the game that little bit differently. That was the idea, a quick start. We did that in the first 10 minutes but didn't get the goal."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 14McCrory
  • 8WeirSubstituted forO'Connorat 90+1'minutes
  • 21DuffyBooked at 45mins
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forAkinsat 66'minutes
  • 15NaylorBooked at 73mins
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forThieleat 75'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 10Akins
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27BarryBooked at 90mins
  • 34El-AbdBooked at 59mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 26Rodgers
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBrophyat 86'minutes
  • 4RobertSubstituted forHyltonat 86'minutes
  • 17Gladwin
  • 10Ajose
  • 20Obika

Substitutes

  • 7Traore
  • 15Brophy
  • 19Balmy
  • 22Marshall
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 32Ojamaa
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,816

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Robbie Weir.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Fabien Robert.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Louis Thompson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

    Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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