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Sky Bet League 2

Plainmoor (ATT 3,142) 6th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D McDermidd

Torquay Torquay United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Torquay 2

R Howe (59)
L Mansell (81)

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Burton Alb 2

J Richards (49, 53)
T Parkes (S/O 83)

Richards doubles up in draw

Last Updated: 07/08/11 6:26pm

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Richards: Bagged a brace

Richards: Bagged a brace

A Justin Richards double was not enough to secure an opening-day win for Burton as they drew 2-2 with Torquay at Plainmoor.

Richards, who arrived from Port Vale over the summer, saw a number of opportunities go begging in the first half but opened the scoring with a calm finish shortly after the interval.

His header from Tom Parkes' cross four minutes later doubled Burton's lead, but Rene Howe pulled one back following good work from Lee Mansell, who then equalised from close range late on.

Parkes was sent off for a second bookable offence to add to Paul Peschisolido's frustrations. It was Richards who looked most likely to open the scoring prior to the break as he tested home goalkeeper Robert Olejnik on three occasions.

The striker's brace then put Burton in control, only for Howe to give Torquay hope on his first appearance for the club.

Ian Morris volleyed a Billy Kee cross wide soon after, before Mansell struck to rescue a point for last season's beaten play-off finalists.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39