February 26, 2013
Record-equalling Albion march on
Burton overcame a spirited Morecambe side 3-2 to equal a club record of eight successive home wins.
The Brewers kept themselves firmly in the hunt for an automatic promotion berth despite being punished for late lapses.
Jacques Maghoma grabbed his 14th goal of the season to put Burton ahead in the 17th minute when he pounced to stab home a loose ball after a Robbie Weir shot had been parried by Barry Roche.
The Shrimps `keeper came to the rescue of his side with an impressive double save, denying Michael Symes before tipping an Ian Sharps header over the crossbar.
Kevin Ellison went close to an equaliser in a spell of Morecambe pressure but Burton doubled their lead in added time at the end of the first half when Billy Kee popped up with a close-range header after a Symes shot looped up off Roche.
Kee doubled his tally in the 49th minute by lashing in a 12-yard volley set up by Symes.
Jack Redshaw pulled a goal back for the visitors from the penalty spot 10 minutes from the end after Chris Holroyd had been dragged to the floor by Damien McCrory.
The Burton full-back was then caught out again as Holroyd rifled home Morecambe's second goal in added time but it was ultimately too little, too late.
|13 Stuart Tomlinson||1 Barry Roche|
|24 Ian Sharps||15 Chris McCready|
|21 Marcus Holness||2 Nick Fenton|
|20 Anthony O'Connor||6 Will Haining|
|23 Lee Bell||3 Robbie Threlfall|
|19 Jacques Maghoma||18 Gary McDonald|
|14 Damien McCrory||11 Kevin Ellison|
|8 Robbie Weir||16 Stuart Drummond|
|30 Michael Symes||17 Andrew Fleming|
|26 Alexander MacDonald||26 Chris Holroyd|
|29 Billy Kee||14 Jordan Burrow|
|16 Dean Lyness||Andres Arestidou 25|
|2 Andrew Corbett||Chris Doyle 23|
|27 Adam Drury||James Short 24|
|17 Jimmy Phillips||Joe Mwasile 20|
|22 Jack Dyer||Lewis Alessandra 9|
|10 Calvin Makongo Zola||Ryan Williams 10|
|18 Matthew Paterson||Jack Redshaw 27|
|Jimmy Phillips for Jacques Maghoma (63)||Ryan Williams for Stuart Drummond (65)|
|Jack Dyer for Alexander MacDonald (85)||Lewis Alessandra for Kevin Ellison (66)|
|Jack Redshaw for Jordan Burrow (77)|
|Michael Symes (59)|
|Jimmy Phillips (75)|
|· Squads: Burton Albion | Morecambe|