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