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Burton Albion 2-1 Swindon Town

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.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Garratt
  • 2Brayford
  • 17Carter
  • 5Bostwick
  • 37Hamer
  • 38Mancienne
  • 28ClareSubstituted forPowellat 67'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forTaylorat 88'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 90+3'minutes
  • 9HemmingsBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 8Powell
  • 16Earl
  • 18Broom
  • 21O'Toole
  • 33Fondop-Talom
  • 39Taylor

Swindon

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Camp
  • 16Odimayo
  • 42Grant
  • 14IandoloSubstituted forGroundsat 3'minutes
  • 2CaddisSubstituted forSmithat 90+2'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 22Missilou
  • 26ThompsonSubstituted forGrantat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Payne
  • 10Twine
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 5Grounds
  • 9Smith
  • 11Garrick
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 29Matthews
  • 45Hope
Referee:
Lee Swabey

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Lucas Akins.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Joel Grant replaces Dominic Thompson.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Tyler Smith replaces Paul Caddis.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.

  10. Post update

    Christopher Missilou (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Terry Taylor (Burton Albion).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Terry Taylor replaces Jonny Smith because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Twine.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Twine (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).

  18. Goal!

    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.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Akinwale Odimayo (Swindon Town).

  20. Post update

    Kane Hemmings (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

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2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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