Burton Albion 3 Stevenage Boro 0

STEVENAGE suffered a major blow to their play-off hopes with this disappointing reverse at Burton. And it was basic errors which were to prove costly as their three second half goals made all the difference, Stevenage dominated the first period and should

STEVENAGE suffered a major blow to their play-off hopes with this disappointing reverse at Burton.

And it was basic errors which were to prove costly as their three second half goals made all the difference,

Stevenage dominated the first period and should have taken a lead into the break when Morison, Willock, and Grant all wasted good chances.

It was Burton who profited from a crucial error as they went ahead on 58 minutes.

Clark Masters making his debut in the Stevenage goal fumbled a free kick and allowed John Brayford to head home close to the line.

Burton's second came on 76 minutes when Daryl Clare fired home a penalty after Westwood fouled on the edge of the box while the home side made it three with 10 minutes remaining when Smith put through his own net after Clare had seen a shot cannon back off the post.

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Masters 5, Mitchell, 7, Laird 7, Westwood 5 (Wilson 83), Smith 6, Henry 7, Cole 7, Martin 6, Grant 6 (Berry 82), Willock 7*, (McMahon 82), Morison 7.

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