Brewers beaten at home
Burton surrendered their unbeaten home record in npower League Two as Cheltenham swept to a fourth successive victory to underline their promotion credentials with a 2-0 win.
Josh Low headed the Robins in front after a goalless first half and James Spencer sealed their win with his fifth of the season.
The Robins had the first opportunities to break the stalemate in a flurry of pressure midway through the first half.
Defender Steve Elliott had a fierce shot charged to safety and from the corner that followed, Sido Jombati's header was kept out by a reaction save from Ross Atkins.
After struggling for form, Burton had an even better chance in the 37th minute when Cleveland Taylor's cross found Justin Richards unmarked but the striker fired into the body of Jack Butland in the Cheltenham goal.
The Robins grabbed the lead two minutes after the break as Low charged unmarked onto a Luke Garbutt cross to power a six-yard header into the roof of the net. The visitors doubled their lead in the 65th minute as Kaid Mohamed finished a strong run on he left with a precision cross that was converted by Spencer from close range.
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