March 30, 2013
Albion run goes for a Burton
Drew Talbot wrecked Burton's record run of nine successive home wins as a 1-0 victory kept Chesterfield in the hunt for a play-off spot.
Talbot's second-half stunner cost Albion the chance to reclaim third place in the table and kept alive the Spireites' slender hopes of a top-seven finish.
Burton struggled to find their usual attacking tempo in what could be best described as a lacklustre first half.
Top scorer Jacques Maghoma skied a shot from the edge of the area while Ian Sharps and Robbie Weir both failed to hit the target with headers.
Marc Richards had a chance to snatch the lead for the visitors but could only head straight into the arms of Stuart Tomlinson in the 26th minute.
Burton defender Sharps escaped with a yellow card after wrestling Richards to the floor in a run on goal a minute before the break.
Chesterfield had looked the tidier side and took the lead in the 52nd minute when Talbot found the space to beat Tomlinson with a stunning right-foot shot from 30 yards out.
Lee Bell fired too high and Billy Kee headed wide as the hosts struggled in vain for the equaliser.
|Drew Talbot (52')|
|13 Stuart Tomlinson||1 Tommy Lee|
|24 Ian Sharps||5 Neal Trotman|
|5 Alexander Diamond||31 Liam Cooper|
|20 Anthony O'Connor||12 Tendayi Darwikwa|
|23 Lee Bell||33 Conor Townsend|
|19 Jacques Maghoma||17 Richard Brindley|
|14 Damien McCrory||8 Sam Togwell|
|8 Robbie Weir||25 Drew Talbot|
|30 Michael Symes||23 Mark Randall|
|26 Alexander MacDonald||34 James O'Shea|
|29 Billy Kee||9 Marc Richards|
|16 Dean Lyness||Josh Barrington 40|
|2 Andrew Corbett||Sam Hird 6|
|21 Marcus Holness||Danny Whitaker 10|
|27 Adam Drury||Alex Henshall 7|
|17 Jimmy Phillips||Craig Clay 15|
|22 Jack Dyer||Armand Gnanduillet 21|
|18 Matthew Paterson||Jack Lester 14|
|Ariel Borysiuk for Michael Symes (67)||Armand Gnanduillet for Marc Richards (85)|
|Jimmy Phillips for Jacques Maghoma (77)||Sam Hird for James O'Shea (88)|
|Adam Drury for Alexander MacDonald (84)|
|Ian Sharps (44)||Armand Gnanduillet (90)|
|Billy Kee (61)|
|· Squads: Burton Albion | Chesterfield|