Burton Albion snatched victory with virtually the last kick of the game as their unbeaten run went on at Accrington Stanley today.
Adam Reed, who had a goal disallowed for offside earlier, flicked it home in the 98th minute after an uninspiring game that nonetheless stretches Albion's unbeaten run to five games and puts them third in League Two, level on points with Oxford United, who they welcome to the Pirelli Stadium next weekend.
After high-flying thrills against Fulham on Tuesday night, the Brewers were brought back down to earth in a lifeless first half.
The Brewers came closest through Rene Howe, Chris Hussey and an Adam McGurk free-kick, but home keeper Marcus Bettinelli - on loan from the Cottagers - was up to everything thrown at him.
After the break, Albion thought they had taken the lead when Adam McGurk's cross from the left was headed goalwards by Michael Symes, but Reed's decision to make sure it went in at the far post led to the goal being ruled out.
There was then a lengthy break in play as substitute Jimmy Phillips needed treatment following a clash of heads, with the winger eventually being taken to hospital with suspected concussion less than 10 minutes after being brought on.
And that added time allowed Reed to make amends, as Dominic Knowles, another substitute, played the ball out to McGurk, and his low cross from the left byline was flicked past Bettinelli by an alert Reed.
See tomorrow’s Burton Mail for Tom Sloan’s full report.