February 23, 2013
Brewers march on
Burton powered to a seventh successive home win as fellow promotion contenders Exeter crumbled to a 4-2 defeat.
The Grecians had not lost on road since October but could find no answer as the hosts ran amok in the first half before a belated fight back.
Michael Symes was on hand to give Burton the lead in the 11th minute with a sidefoot finish from six yards after a low cross by Jacques Maghoma.
The Grecians failed to cut out another Maghoma cross in the 27th minute and paid the penalty as a stooping header from Marcus Holness bounced in off an upright, giving the defender his first goal for the club.
Seven minutes later Maghoma continued his rich vein of scoring form with his fifth in eight games - a superb volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Maghoma's finish was matched after an hour mark when Lee Bell lashed in a thunderous 20-yarder off the underside of the crossbar.
Substitute Guillem Bauza reduced the deficit with a crisp shot from the edge of the area in the 70th minute and the visitors struck again four minutes later when a Scot Bennett header was adjudged to have crossed the line.
|Burton Albion||Exeter City|
|13 Stuart Tomlinson||24 Rhys Evans|
|24 Ian Sharps||16 Kevin Amankwaah|
|21 Marcus Holness||6 Danny Coles|
|20 Anthony O'Connor||3 Craig Woodman|
|23 Lee Bell||5 Pat Baldwin|
|19 Jacques Maghoma||4 Scott Bennett|
|14 Damien McCrory||14 Tommy Doherty|
|8 Robbie Weir||28 Mark Molesley|
|30 Michael Symes||11 Arron Davies|
|26 Alexander MacDonald||22 Jimmy Keohane|
|29 Billy Kee||12 Jamie Cureton|
|16 Dean Lyness||Christy Pyn 30|
|2 Andrew Corbett||Steve Tully 2|
|27 Adam Drury||Jordan Moore-Taylor 37|
|17 Jimmy Phillips||Matt Oakley 8|
|22 Jack Dyer||Jake Gosling 32|
|10 Calvin Makongo Zola||Guillem Bauza 21|
|18 Matthew Paterson||John O'Flynn 19|
|Adam Drury for Alexander MacDonald (66)||Guillem Bauza for Arron Davies (46)|
|Calvin Makongo Zola for Billy Kee (72)||Matt Oakley for Mark Molesley (64)|
|John O'Flynn for Jimmy Keohane (86)|
|· Squads: Burton Albion | Exeter City|