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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,356) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Torquay United Torquay

Burton Alb 2

C Zola (59)
M Paterson (84)

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Torquay 1

R Jarvis (43)

Paterson clinches win for Burton

Last Updated: 12/01/13 7:23pm

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Matt Paterson: Late winner for Burton

Matt Paterson: Late winner for Burton

Matt Paterson stepped off the substitutes' bench to clinch a 2-1 win for Burton after they had trailed against Torquay.

The striker found the net with a blistering 22-yard shot in the 84th minute after Calvin Zola's 12th of the season had pulled Gary Rowett's side level.

Torquay always looked a threat from set-pieces and could have had more than one goal before the break.

Ryan Jarvis narrowly failed to make the most of Rene Howe's header and also fired into the side netting.

But it was a case of third time lucky for the midfielder two minutes before the break when he was on hand to knock the ball over the goalline after a header by Aaron Downes.

Burton struggled to make openings, though Jacques Maghoma forced Torquay goalkeeper Michael Poke into a full-length save in the 24th minute.

The home side hit back to equalise through top scorer Zola, who latched on to a Billy Kee pass to drill home a 15-yard shot in the 59th minute.

The Gulls quickly had chances to regain the lead, with Howe denied by Burton goalkeeper Dean Lyness' double save, but it was Paterson's right-footed thunderbolt into the far corner that clinched it.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37