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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 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12