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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:

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Clough on Burton v Swindon

"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

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Fabien Robert.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Louis Thompson.

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

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

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

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.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

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

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Swindon Town 0. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Burton Albion. Stuart Beavon draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

Booking

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Bradley Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Callum Butcher.

Booking

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

goal

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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