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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 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18