Jake Hesketh played another key role for Burton on Saturday as the Brewers returned to winning ways in League One with a 1-0 victory over Coventry.
The midfielder was withdrawn in second-half stoppage time to a standing ovation from the home crowd at the Pirelli Stadium as Nigel Clough’s side secured a deserved three points.
A Jordan Willis own goal from David Templeton’s free-kick decided the result but there might have been more had Hesketh not been denied by the goalkeeper after an excellent run and shot down the left down the left on the half-hour mark.
Burton now sit in 13th in League One, four points behind Charlton who share the final play-off spot alongside Blackpool, Doncaster, Coventry and Accrington Stanley.
Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Kingsley Latham and Ryan Seager whose Dorchester and Telstar FC sides slumped to heavy domestic defeats.
A dramatic second-half collapse saw Latham’s Dorchester concede five at home to Chesham Town in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier and Seager - a late substitute - could do little to stop Telstar from losing 4-1 at home to Den Bosch in Holland’s second tier.
Harrison Davis meanwhile featured for the full 90 minutes as Tiverton Town were held to goalless draw by Hendon.