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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Plainmoor
  • Attendance:3,142
  • Howe (58) Mansell (80)
  • Richards (48) Richards (52)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Cleveland Taylor. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

92mins

Eunan O'Kane is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

89mins

Rene Howe fouled by Andrew Corbett, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Andrew Corbett. Shot on goal comes in from Kevin Nicholson from the free kick, Ross Atkins makes a save.

88mins

Chris Robertson challenges Greg Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John McGrath.

88mins

Lloyd Macklin challenges John McGrath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin Nicholson, clearance made by Aaron Webster.

87mins

Centre by Lloyd Macklin, Ryan Austin gets a block in.

85mins

Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line to the near post, Ross Atkins makes a save.

85mins

Brian Saah fouled by Greg Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Robertson takes the direct free kick.

84mins

Justin Richards goes off and Ryan Austin comes on.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Parkes on Rene Howe. Tom Parkes dismissed for second bookable offence. Lee Mansell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Adam Bolder gets a block in.

82mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

81mins

Lee Mansell grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 2-2 Burton Albion.Assist on the goal came from Eunan O'Kane.

77mins

Greg Pearson is brought on as a substitute for Calvin Zola.

75mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Cleveland Taylor.

74mins

John McGrath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Oastler.

72mins

Lloyd Macklin is brought on as a substitute for Ian Morris.

69mins

Foul by Lee Mansell on Jimmy Phillips, free kick awarded. Lee Mansell is booked. Justin Richards produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

68mins

(Torquay) makes a substitution, with Taiwo Atieno coming on for Billy Kee.

68mins

Chris Palmer goes off and Jimmy Phillips comes on.

68mins

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

66mins

The ball is delivered by Billy Kee, Ian Morris has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

64mins

Tom Parkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Tom Parkes shown a yellow card. Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball in from the free kick.

63mins

Billy Kee produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

62mins

Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Shot from just outside the area by Eunan O'Kane misses to the right of the target.

59mins

Rene Howe finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-2 Burton Albion.Assist by Lee Mansell.

58mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Corbett, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson played to the near post.

53mins

The ball is sent over by Tom Parkes, Justin Richards scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Torquay 0-2 Burton Albion.

49mins

A goal is scored by Justin Richards from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Burton Albion.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Corbett.

48mins

Eunan O'Kane sends in a cross.

47mins

Adam Bolder takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

47mins

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by John McGrath.

45mins

Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, Eunan O'Kane manages to make a clearance.

45mins

Calvin Zola crosses the ball, Chris Palmer has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

44mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Webster.

43mins

John McGrath delivers the ball, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

42mins

Foul by John McGrath on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Danny Stevens is ruled offside. Ross Atkins takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, Rene Howe manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

38mins

Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Robertson.

37mins

Effort from inside the area by Ian Morris misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Saah. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Andrew Corbett. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

34mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Stevens on John McGrath. Free kick taken by Aaron Webster.

32mins

Justin Richards takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

31mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Palmer, save by Robert Olejnik.

29mins

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

26mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Justin Richards goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Palmer, Brian Saah gets a block in.

25mins

Rene Howe sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Palmer.

24mins

Foul by John McGrath on Danny Stevens, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

23mins

Chris Robertson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

21mins

The referee cautions Nathan Stanton for unsporting behaviour. Nathan Stanton concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson.

19mins

A cross is delivered by Ian Morris.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Rene Howe, blocked by Andrew Corbett.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Brian Saah. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Webster.

14mins

Centre by Cleveland Taylor, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Handball by Billy Kee. Nathan Stanton takes the free kick.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Palmer, blocked by Brian Saah. Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Rene Howe makes a clearance.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Corbett by Ian Morris results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Joe Oastler.

8mins

Eunan O'Kane takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

7mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Zola.

7mins

Chris Palmer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Tom Parkes. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

5mins

Rene Howe challenges Tom Parkes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

3mins

Joe Oastler takes a shot. Robert Olejnik gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, Aaron Webster makes a clearance.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Calvin Zola, Ian Morris makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Leadbitter missing for Gulls Torquay's new signing Daniel Leadbitter is out of their opening game of the season against Burton. The 20-year-old right-back, who joined from Newcastle in June, will have to wait to make his debut due to a hamstring injury. But striker Billy Kee has shaken off a knee injury suffered in pre-season so boss Martin Ling has an otherwise full-strength squad. Of Ling's other summer signings, Robert Olejnik starts in goal while defender Brian Saah, winger Ian Morris and strikers Rene Howe and Taiwo Atieno should all be involved. Midfielder Joe Oastler has made his loan spell from QPR permanent and forward Chris McPhee is in line for his second debut after rejoining the club from Kidderminster. Tony James is an injury concern for Burton. The centre-half injured his groin during the recent pre-season friendly at Telford and was taken off after just half an hour. It remains to be seen if he will make the trip to Devon, although Albion boss Paul Peschisolido has been boosted by the return to training of fellow defenders Nathan Stanton and Aaron Webster. Stanton missed the Brewers' final warm-up game at Telford last Saturday after sustaining a knee injury in training. Webster also missed the trip to the New Bucks Head after injuring his ankle in the Bass Charity Vase victory over Derby a few days earlier. Summer signings Ross Atkins, Tom Parkes, Danny Blanchett, Cleveland Taylor, Chris Palmer, Justin Richards and Adi Yussuf could all make their debuts at Plainmoor.

Formation:442Manager: Martin Ling

Torquay

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Peschisolido

Burton Albion

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Joe Oastler
  • Chris Robertson
  • Brian Saah
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Danny Stevens
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Lee Mansell
  • Ian Morris
  • Rene Howe
  • Billy Kee
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ellis
  • Lloyd Macklin
  • Chris McPhee
  • Damon Lathrope
  • Taiwo Atieno

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Match Report

Richards doubles up in draw Justin Richards marked his debut with a double but it was not enough to secure an opening-day win for Burton as they drew 2-2 with Torquay. Richards, who arrived from Port Vale over the summer, saw a number of opportunities go begging in the first half but opened the scoring with a calm finish shortly after the interval. His header from Tom Parkes' cross four minutes later doubled Burton's lead, but Rene Howe pulled one back following good work from Lee Mansell, who then equalised from close range late on. Parkes was sent off for a second bookable offence to add to Paul Peschisolido's frustrations. It was Richards who looked most likely to open the scoring prior to the break as he tested home goalkeeper Robert Olejnik on three occasions. The striker's brace then put Burton in control, only for Howe to give Torquay hope on his first appearance for the club. Ian Morris volleyed a Billy Kee cross wide soon after, before Mansell struck to rescue a point for last season's beaten play-off finalists.

Form Guide

  • Torquay
  • VS
  • Burton Albion

Last Meetings

  • Burton Albion
  • 3 - 3
  • Torquay
  • 25/04/2011
  • Torquay
  • 1 - 0
  • Burton Albion
  • 15/02/2011
  • Torquay
  • 2 - 3
  • Burton Albion
  • 23/01/2010
  • Burton Albion
  • 0 - 2
  • Torquay
  • 18/08/2009

Top Scorers

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    Burton Albion

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