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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 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13