Burton cruised to a resounding victory over struggling Northwich.
The hosts got off to dream start when Aaron Webster drilled a shot into the bottom corner from close range.
Andrew Corbett doubled Albion's lead from 12 yards, only for Aaron Burns to pull one back for Northwich with a long-range effort.
But Shaun Harrad's strike restored Albion's two-goal advantage and Webster struck from close range before Marc Goodfellow hit the post for Burton.
Burton Albion: Poole, Brayford (Holmes 84), Stride, James, Webster, Corbett, McGrath, Simpson, Farrell (Goodfellow 76), Clare (Greaves 71), Harrad.
Subs Not Used: Deeney, Gilroy.
Goals: Webster 2, Corbett 30, Harrad 60, Webster 74.
Northwich: Tynan, Belle, Welch, Kerr, Horrocks, Byrom, Carr (Roddy 85), Mullan, Bowler (Barker 62), Burns, Akins (Hanley 72).
Subs Not Used: Connett, Meadowcroft.
Goals: Burns 32.
Ref: J Farries (Oxfordshire).