With ten minutes to go last night at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion looked all set to remain just two points clear of the bottom two. Emile Sinclair had just headed in what looked likely to be the winning goal for Macclesfield Town against the Brewers with his second of the night. Sinclair had already put the visitors in front once, after just twenty two seconds, before Calvin Zola equalised for the home side just before half-time.
And when the Macc striker captured his brace, it was looking like another gloomy night for Albion. That was until Adam Boulder nicked a second leveller of the night for his side and in a dramatic last minute, Burton’s Jacques Maghoma was felled by Izak Reid in the area and suddenly there was a chance to win it. Step up Sam Winnall to break the hold of the Silkmen and break the hopes of Barnet, who are the visitors in a do or die meeting at the same ground on Saturday.
The Bees have a massive task to escape but they would have taken hope from another Burton defeat last night with the upcoming visit on the horizon but now Saturday’s encounter has become even more do or die than it already was.
At the other end of the table, Accrington Stanley trounced Hereford 4-0. Terry Gornell scored twice to fire his side to within three points of the playoffs with a game in hand. Gornell opened the scoring from close range with Jimmy Ryan and Sean McConville adding goals in between Gornell’s first and second of the night, the second completing the rout after a mistake from visiting keeper Adam Bartlett.
The win leaves Stanley in a good position going into Saturday’s visit from the Cobblers and they’ve now lost just once in eleven games.