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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 3,042) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Burton Alb 2

J Richards (45+2)
C Zola (57)

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Plymouth 1

W Atkinson (90+1)

Misery continues for Argyle

Last Updated: 03/09/11 6:27pm

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Atkinson: Grabs a consolation goal

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.

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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