Made key saves against Ball in the first half to keep it at 0-0 going into half time, but was guilty of gifting Fleetwood the winning goal by misjudging the flight of the ball.
Like Holness, he did enough to keep most of Fleetwood's impressive attacks at bay. The tackles were often last-ditch, but the commitment and determination was key to Burton's first-half survival.
Offered very little going forward and was often left for dead by the pace of Fleetwood's left-back Taylor.
After a quiet first half, the midfielder worked hard to relieve the pressure for Burton in the second half and often contributed to the Brewers' forays forward.
Heroic at the heart of the Burton defence. He was strong in the tackle and physically imposing. Whilst Ball wriggled free in the box a few times, the centre-back was instrumental in Burton's back line. Replaced due to injury by Zander Diamond on 64 minutes.
Had a decent effort saved by Maxwell in the first half but ultimately struggled to make any impact. Due to Fleetwood's dominance, the midfielder spent long periods of the game without the ball and so his attacking influence was virtually nullified. Replaced by Palmer on 78 minutes.
Was committed but not particularly effective. Lacked the guile to play the killer pass and drag his side back into the game.
Grew into the game and provided pace and power down the left throughout the second half for Burton. Lacked the finesse and quality to provide any telling crosses, but certainly contributed to Burton's improved second-half display.
Showed flashes of magic throughout the game but was often forced to come deep for the ball, which ultimately limited his influence.
Full of running and commitment down the right flank, but often struggled to provide the delivery for Kee or McGurk to latch on to.
Had a quiet first half but became more lively as the game progressed. Should have done better with a great chance in the second half, but kept battling away and was thwarted only by the brilliance of Pond in the Fleetwood defence.
Looked nervy on occasions but managed to keep a clean sheet. Clawed away a few testing corners and ensured that his side defended their lead.
Like McLaughlin, Taylor did brilliantly to exploit space down the left flank. His pace was too much for Edwards on occasions and his delivery was decent. A solid performance from the left-back.
Industrious in midfield, Goodall won the ball well in the first half and began most of Fleetwood's attacks.
Strong performance from the captain. Whilst he didn't make the biggest impact on the game, he was committed in the challenge and a key organiser at the back.
Did well in the first half to contribute to attacks down the right, often winning corners for his side. His attacking threat was lessened by Burton's improvement in the second half, but he defended well and helped his side retain their lead.
A real nuisance for Burton's back line, Blair showed great pace and trickery to make a number of runs into the box. His link up play with Sarcevic and Morris was excellent. Replaced by Parkin after 73 minutes.
Heroic performance from the centre-back. While it was plain sailing for him and Roberts in the first half, he was sensational in the second. As Burton grew into the game, he made a number of strong challenges on Kee and, most significantly, forced Lyness into making the error that led to the goal. He was everywhere in the last few minutes, even mounting a late charge on the counterattack. Great performance.
A real creative force in the middle of the park. His vision was an asset for Fleetwood and his intelligent runs and slick passing caused Burton problems all afternoon. Scored the winning goal thanks to Lyness's error.
His delivery from set-pieces was excellent all afternoon and his link up play with Sarcevic and Blair was terrific. Faded in the second half but made a positive contribution to the game.
Caused the Burton back line problems in the first half with his link up play with David Ball, but faded as the Brewers grew into the game. Replaced by Murdoch late on.
Came out with bags of energy and could have scored a couple early on. He faded as the game went on but forced Holness and Cansdell-Sherriff into a number of last-ditch tackles in the first half.
Replaced the impressive Holness on 64 minutes and looked relatively composed at the back. Looked dangerous from set pieces but couldn't help his team avoid defeat.
Came on for MacDonald on 72 minutes and made a good impact on the game. He offered Burton pace down the right and won a number of corners for his side.