League One
Burton1MK Dons0

Burton Albion 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Liam Boyce scored his 14th goal of the season to seal Burton's second successive 1-0 victory against MK Dons.

Nigel Clough's side climbed into the Sky Bet League One play-offs after securing their fourth league win in a row at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton started brightly with Boyce testing Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls with a firm drive from the edge of the box before he opened the scoring after 20 minutes.

Visting striker Joe Mason glanced a header straight at Kieran O'Hara and within seconds the keeper's punt upfield saw Nathan Broadhead play Boyce in, who fired home confidently.

Conor McGrandles was close to an equaliser six minutes later with a curling free-kick against the crossbar and Callum Brittain nipped beyond a couple of challenges inside the box to narrowly miss the target.

O'Hara made a smart reaction save to deny Carlton Morris 10 minutes after the restart as the Dons continued to push for the leveller but, despite dominating large spells of the second half, they could find no way past Burton's stubborn rearguard.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5Buxton
  • 10Akins
  • 14Sbarra
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forTempletonat 89'minutes
  • 8FraserSubstituted forNarteyat 74'minutes
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forShaughnessyat 45'minutes
  • 27BoyceBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 16Shaughnessy
  • 18Nartey
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
  • 26Hart
  • 28Sharman-Lowe

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 2Williams
  • 4WalshBooked at 55mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forNombeat 69'minutes
  • 24HoughtonSubstituted forGladwinat 80'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 77mins
  • 20Mason
  • 23Morris
  • 10Healey

Substitutes

  • 5Poole
  • 6Cargill
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 17Gladwin
  • 22Moore
  • 27Nombe
  • 29Kasumu
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,005

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home7
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, MK Dons 0.

Attempt blocked. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Foul by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Stephen Quinn.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Walsh.

Hand ball by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin replaces Jordan Houghton.

Carlton Morris (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Booking

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Richard Nartey replaces Scott Fraser because of an injury.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Conor McGrandles.

Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, MK Dons. Carlton Morris tries a through ball, but Rhys Healey is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Lewington with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham25135745261944
2Wycombe2512853226644
3Ipswich25119537231442
4Coventry24101133526941
5Oxford Utd25117742251740
6Burton2511683430439
7Sunderland24108635241138
8Portsmouth2410863629738
9Doncaster23107636231337
10Peterborough25107844341037
11Fleetwood2310673730736
12Bristol Rovers2410683032-236
13Blackpool2481063228434
14Gillingham2581072824434
15Lincoln City26104123533234
16Shrewsbury248972226-433
17Accrington2578103537-229
18Rochdale2584132941-1228
19MK Dons2674152738-1125
20Wimbledon2566133038-824
21Tranmere2457122743-1622
22Southend2517172765-3810
23Bolton2347121953-347
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