March 9, 2013
Record-breaking Brewers march on
Burton set a new club record of nine successive home wins with a 3-1 defeat of promotion rivals Cheltenham.
Winger Alex MacDonald put the home side on their way with the first goal of his loan spell from Burnley before midfielder Robbie Weir's headed double sealed the visitors' fate.
Cheltenham looked the livelier side in the opening 20 minutes only to be rocked by a double salvo as the hosts clicked into gear.
The visitors were guilty of loose defending that gave MacDonald the chance to fire the home side in front from eight yards in the 22nd minute.
Then MacDonald turned provider four minutes later with a cross that gave the unmarked Weir the chance to find the far corner with a 12-yard header.
MacDonald almost laid on Burton's third for Billy Kee before the break, but the striker's shot was blocked by the legs of visiting keeper Scott Brown.
Cheltenham's hopes of clawing their way back into the game were in ruins when Weir met a Kee cross to head his second of the game in the 48th minute.
Byron Harrison pulled a goal back when he headed home a Billy Jones corner in added time.
|Burton Albion||Cheltenham Town|
|13 Stuart Tomlinson||1 Scott P Brown|
|24 Ian Sharps||3 Billy Jones|
|5 Alexander Diamond||6 Steve Elliott|
|20 Anthony O'Connor||2 Keith Lowe|
|23 Lee Bell||27 Michael Hector|
|19 Jacques Maghoma||4 Darren Carter|
|14 Damien McCrory||16 Russell Penn|
|8 Robbie Weir||25 Jason Taylor|
|30 Michael Symes||8 Sam Deering|
|26 Alexander MacDonald||7 Marlon Pack|
|29 Billy Kee||19 Paul Benson|
|16 Dean Lyness||Connor Roberts 12|
|2 Andrew Corbett||Sido Jombarti 22|
|21 Marcus Holness||Jermaine McGlashan 11|
|27 Adam Drury||Kaid Mohamed 23|
|22 Jack Dyer||Shaun Harrad 14|
|10 Calvin Makongo Zola||Darryl Duffy 9|
|18 Matthew Paterson||Byron Harrison 29|
|Byron Harrison for Jason Taylor (46)|
|Jermaine McGlashan for Russell Penn (46)|
|Kaid Mohamed for Darren Carter (71)|
|Byron Harrison (78)|
|· Squads: Burton Albion | Cheltenham Town|