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League Two round-up: Gillillingham stay top as Burton Albion enjoy home sweet home

League Two round-up: Gills stay top as Burton enjoy home sweet home

By
Andy Hampson

PUBLISHED:

19:28 GMT, 23 February 2013

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UPDATED:

19:28 GMT, 23 February 2013

Cody McDonald scored the only goal as
Gillingham maintained a two-point lead at the top of npower League Two
with a 1-0 win at Chesterfield.

McDonald headed home from close range
five minutes into the second half at the Proact Stadium, extending the
Gills' unbeaten run to four games.

Burton brushed aside Exeter 4-2 to
record a seventh successive home league win and move into the automatic
promotion places in third.

Sweet home: Burton's Marcus Holnes celebrates his goal

Sweet home: Burton's Marcus Holnes celebrates his goal

Michael Symes, Marcus Holness,
Jacques Maghoma and Lee Bell struck for Albion before Guillem Bauza and
Scot Bennett restored some respectability for the Grecians.

Second-placed Port Vale were also victorious, winning 1-0 at Torquay courtesy of a Calvin Andrew strike.

Northampton moved up two places to fourth with a 1-0 win over Plymouth, who dropped to the bottom.

Clive Platt scored the Cobblers' winner after 72 minutes.

AFC Wimbledon took advantage of the Pilgrims' loss, and the failures of Accrington Stanley and Barnet to win, to climb off the bottom and out of the relegation places.

Kevin Sainte-Luce scored the only goal 10 minutes from time as Wimbledon won 1-0 at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Accrington, however, still claimed a creditable 2-2 draw against play-off contenders Cheltenham at home.

Cheltenham twice led through Marlon Pack, the first from the penalty spot, but former England international James Beattie responded to both goals for Stanley.

Barnet played out a goalless draw with Rochdale while another side in trouble, Aldershot, won 2-0 at home to a Fleetwood side who ended the game with nine men.

Danny Hylton struck twice for Aldershot before the dismissals of Jamie McGuire and Alan Goodall.

Craig Reid also missed a penalty for the hosts.

Goals from Barry Corr and Britt Assombalonga saw Southend come from behind to win 2-1 at Wycombe, who had led early through Dean Morgan.

Oxford's clash with York ended 0-0 while Morecambe and Bristol Rovers drew 1-1. Rovers' Eliot Richards cancelled out a second-minute goal from Jack Redshaw.

Aston Villa come back to beat Burton through Brett Holman strike

Lambert takes the reins as Aston Villa come back to beat Burton through Holman strike

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UPDATED:

17:15 GMT, 14 July 2012

New signing Brett Holman netted a second-half winner as Aston Villa battled back from behind to beat Burton Albion 2-1 in their pre-season friendly at the Pirelli Stadium.

Australia international Holman, a summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar, struck the deciding goal for Paul Lambert's side in the 83rd minute of their opening pre-season fixture.

Hosts Burton had earlier taken a ninth-minute lead through a long-range effort from Robbie Weir before Villa drew level just before half-time following an own goal by triallist Marcus Holness.

New boy: Karim El Ahdami made his Villa bow

New boy: Karim El Ahdami made his Villa bow at Burton

In command: Paul Lambert

In command: Paul Lambert

In command: Paul Lambert watched his Villa side beat Burton

Ganging up: Charles N'Zogbia battles with Marcus Holness

Ganging up: Charles N'Zogbia battles with Marcus Holness