Misery continues for Argyle
Last Updated: 03/09/11 6:27pm
Atkinson: Grabs a consolation goal
Plymouth averted a strike from their senior players but Peter Reid's winless side still went down 2-1 at Burton on Saturday.
Part payment of overdue wages spared Argyle some embarrassment as they took to the pitch at the Pirelli Stadium - but not their position at the foot of the League Two table with only one point from six games.
Burton eased to their first home win of the campaign with goals either side of the interval by strike partners Justin Richards and Calvin Zola.
Burton had to wait until added time at the end of the first half to break Argyle's stubborn resistance. Richards still had plenty to do after fastening onto Zola's flick, but brilliantly outwitted his marker before smashing home a left-footed volley.
Zola doubled Burton's lead in the 57th minute, turning smartly to tuck home a close-range shot after Argyle failed to deal with a long throw-in.
Durrell Berry hit the Burton crossbar three minutes later but the visitors had an escape themselves when Zola rattled their woodwork in the 67th minute. Will Atkinson grabbed a consolation goal for Argyle in added time - their first in more than 400 minutes of league football.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 3rd Sep
Swindon3 - 2Rotherham
AFC W'don3 - 2Port Vale
Aldershot1 - 0Cheltenhm
Barnet0 - 0Accrington
Burton Alb2 - 1Plymouth
Crawley4 - 1Bristol R
Crewe3 - 1Oxford Utd
Gillingham0 - 1Shrewsbury
Hereford1 - 0Dag + Red
Morecambe1 - 1Bradford
Southend2 - 2Northamptn
Torquay3 - 0Macc'field
Sky Bet League 2
|8||Newport County AFC||14||22|
|20||Dagenham & Redbridge||14||14|