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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 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39