Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Swindon Town 1.
Skipper John Brayford's thumping header gave Burton a crucial 2-1 victory over Swindon.
The full-back raced into the box to head home Joe Powell's free-kick with seven minutes to go to secure a first Burton win in five games after Tom Hamer's opener had been cancelled out by Jack Payne's fine finish.
Hamer's first Burton goal gave Albion the lead after 26 minutes - the left-back was fouled out wide and former Swindon loanee Jonny Smith sent in a tempting free-kick which Hamer rose highest to head home.
As Albion looked to double their advantage, they were pegged back 10 minutes before half-time.
A deep cross was only cleared as far as Payne, who lashed home a superb left-footed 25-yard effort into the corner beyond the reach of home keeper Ben Garratt.
Payne fired over early in the second half and Brett Pitman was denied by Hayden Carter on the line.
Scott Twine tested Garratt with a long-range effort which was beaten away, with Pitman heading the rebound wide.
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- 28ClareSubstituted forPowellat 67'minutes
- 11SmithSubstituted forTaylorat 88'minutes
- 10AkinsSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 90+3'minutes
- 9HemmingsBooked at 64mins
- 14IandoloSubstituted forGroundsat 3'minutes
- 2CaddisSubstituted forSmithat 90+2'minutes
- 26ThompsonSubstituted forGrantat 90+3'minutes
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Swindon Town 1.
Attempt missed. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Matthew Palmer (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Lucas Akins.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Joel Grant replaces Dominic Thompson.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Tyler Smith replaces Paul Caddis.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.
Christopher Missilou (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Terry Taylor (Burton Albion).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Terry Taylor replaces Jonny Smith because of an injury.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Twine.
Attempt blocked. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross.
Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).
Goal! Burton Albion 2, Swindon Town 1. John Brayford (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Powell with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Akinwale Odimayo (Swindon Town).
Kane Hemmings (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.