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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39