A 3-0 victory over Accrington Stanley was enough to strengthen Burton Albion's grip on an automatic promotion place at the Pirelli Stadium.A first half penalty from Damien McCrory helped settle any early nerves but it took second half strikes from Stuart Beavon and Matty Palmer to finally seal the three points just as Stanley looked as if they were rallying and threatening an equaliser.
After the game, when Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was asked if he thought it was a 3-0 game, he said “To be honest, in the first half, yes.”
He then went on to add “The start of the second half, no.
“End of the game, more of a 2-0 I would say…But I’ll take 3-0.”
29% of home wins at the Pirelli this season have ended in 1-0 to the Brewers.
The Brewers remain eight points clear of the play-off places following a win for Southend United who visit the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday in what promises to be another big test for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men but they now have a three point lead over second placed Wycombe Wanderers.
“It is important to score goals.” Hasselbaink told burtonalbionfc.co.uk.
“I thought first half we were really well, exceptionally well.
“We worked the ball from left to right back to left, really well.
“We got our full-backs in the game and got them to cross the ball and make some chances.
“I thought we looked very sharp.”