A 3-0 victory over Accrington Stanley was enough to strengthen Burton Albion's grip on an automatic promotion place at the Pirelli Stadium.McCrory fired home from the spot after Rob Atkinson had handled Palmer's free kick midway through the first period with Beavon applying a clinical finish to Adam McGurk's pass and Palmer getting on the scoresheet himself with a fine left foot finish five minutes from time.
“I thought first half we came out well and we got the goal.” Stuart Beavon told burtonalbionfc.co.uk
He went on to add “We knew they were going to set off second half and they came at us and to be honest they probably deserved a goal for two but we kept going.
“Once we got the second, we took control again.”
The Brewers had six shots in total, with three of them hitting the target and all three resulting in goals. The Brewers also had the most possession so on paper, it looked as though Albion thoroughly deserved the win. Beavon thinks Accrington will probably feel hard done by.
“I think with the chances created, probably so.
“Like I say, they did well and they will probably feel hard done by.”
Any doubts about a late Stanley recovery evaporated with five minutes to go. Weir's smart pass found PALMER in the middle and the young midfielder found space on the edge of the area to drill a searing left foot shot beyond the despairing dive of Davies.
“We was under pressure quite a bit and it just looked like a matter of time.
“Obviously we got the break-away then we got the goal.
“It was a sucker-punch for them but it was good for us.”