Torquay boosted their promotion bid with an impressive win at Burton, in what proved to be Paul Peschisolido's final game as Brewers boss.

Danny Stevens opened the scoring before Lee Mansell doubled the lead.

Justin Richards pulled one back into an empty net after keeper Robert Olejnik collided with team-mate Brian Saah.

Rene Howe put the Gulls back in control after a breakaway move and Taiwo Atieno scored from six yards before Richards's late penalty was saved by Olejnik.

Peschisolido was relieved of his duties shortly after the final whistle, after the result stretched Burton's winless run to 14.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"I thought in the first half we were excellent and in the second half we looked totally in control until our unfortunate error.

"I think the 4-1 scoreline is harsh on them, if I'm totally honest.

"I think Rene Howe was awesome all day."

Speaking after the game, Burton boss Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"I was disappointed with the performance today. We didn't start well and we were two goals down before you know it.

"In the second half we had a few chances to claw our way back and we took one of them and conceded another shortly afterwards. It's just not going our way at the minute.

"I've had a chat with the chairman previously and he's still very supportive, so we'll go from here. I still believe in these players and I still believe I can get us on the right side of this table and I've got to keep believing."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 James
  • 08 Corbett
  • 33 Ada
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 13 Taylor (Yussuf - 86' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 22 Dyer Booked
  • 24 Harriott
  • 10 Zola (Richards - 11' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Austin
  • 17 Phillips
  • 21 Gurrieri
  • 09 Richards
  • 12 Yussuf

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis
  • 06 Saah
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris
  • 19 Stevens (Jarvis - 83' )
  • 22 Lathrope Booked (Rowe-Turner - 84' )
  • 09 Howe (Atieno - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 21 MacDonald
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 23 Atieno
Ref: Bates
Att: 2,397

Match Stats

Shots

22 12

On target

8 6

Corners

7 2

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:33 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:21

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth to the near post, clearance by Lee Mansell. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line, save by Robert Olejnik. Shot from just outside the box by Matty Harriott misses to the left of the goal. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lionel Ainsworth, Strike from close range by Justin Richards clears the bar.

90:00 +2:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Taiwo Atieno on Andrew Corbett. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:37

Justin Richards takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

90:00 +1:37 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Justin Richards saved by Robert Olejnik. Burton Albion 1-4 Torquay.

90:00 +0:30

Unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Lathanial Rowe-Turner results in a Penalty.

89:48

Jack Dyer takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

89:24

Unfair challenge on Adi Yussuf by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Dyer.

88:07

Foul by Taiwo Atieno on Tony James, free kick awarded. Tony James takes the indirect free kick.

86:31

Assist on the goal came from Lee Mansell.

86:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Taiwo Atieno - Burton 1 - 4 Torquay Taiwo Atieno grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 1-4 Torquay.

85:41 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Adi Yussuf coming on for Cleveland Taylor.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Damon Lathrope goes off and Lathanial Rowe-Turner comes on.

82:28 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis comes on in place of Danny Stevens.

82:28 Substitution

Substitution Taiwo Atieno is brought on as a substitute for Rene Howe.

81:14

Assist on the goal came from Robert Olejnik.

81:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Burton 1 - 3 Torquay Goal scored by Rene Howe from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-3 Torquay.

78:48

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik. Corner taken by Jack Dyer played to the near post, Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Jack Dyer, Header from deep inside the area by Aaron Webster goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

77:44

The ball is crossed by Justin Richards. Aaron Webster sends in a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

75:45

The ball is swung over by Lionel Ainsworth, Shot by Cleveland Taylor from 12 yards. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

71:31

Eunan O'Kane produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Lee Mansell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

71:31 Booking

Booking Jack Dyer is shown a yellow card.

71:08

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Jack Dyer, the ref awards a free kick.

68:26

The assist for the goal came from Ross Atkins.

68:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Justin Richards - Burton 1 - 2 Torquay Justin Richards fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-2 Torquay.

68:16

Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross,

67:28

The ball is sent over by Cleveland Taylor, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

64:27

Jacques Maghoma produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

63:06

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

62:24

Lionel Ainsworth sends in a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

57:40

Justin Richards takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the right by-line to the near post, Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

55:58

Andrew Corbett sends in a cross, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

55:00

The ball is sent over by Justin Richards, Effort on goal by Jacques Maghoma from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

53:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Matty Harriott. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.

52:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Matty Harriott. Indirect free kick taken by Damon Lathrope.

51:10

Joe Oastler fouled by Cleveland Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Oastler.

50:13

Foul by Joe Oastler on Cleveland Taylor, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Matty Harriott.

49:17

The referee blows for offside against Cleveland Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

48:49

Justin Richards produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

46:48

The ball is crossed by Lionel Ainsworth, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

46:20

Brian Saah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Matty Harriott.

45:13

Unfair challenge on Brian Saah by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:03

Rene Howe has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

43:45

The ball is crossed by Aaron Webster, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

42:26

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

41:29

Matty Harriott produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

40:04

The referee blows for offside. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

38:26

Kevin Nicholson decides to take a short corner, Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin Nicholson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

35:35

The assist for the goal came from Kevin Nicholson.

35:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Mansell - Burton 0 - 2 Torquay Lee Mansell fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-2 Torquay.

35:10

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross,

33:44

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Brian Saah gets a block in.

32:28

A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Ross Atkins makes a save.

32:17

Danny Stevens produces a cross, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance.

31:21

Shot from just outside the box by Lionel Ainsworth goes over the crossbar.

29:50

Jack Dyer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

29:37

The ball is crossed by Patrick Ada, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

28:58

Aaron Webster takes the free kick.

28:58 Booking

Booking Damon Lathrope is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

28:24

Damon Lathrope concedes a free kick for a foul on Lionel Ainsworth.

27:39

Jack Dyer has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

26:39

Unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

25:10

Brian Saah produces a cross, clearance made by Patrick Ada. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Tony James makes a clearance.

24:38

Foul by Jack Dyer on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

22:52

Effort on goal by Lionel Ainsworth from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:22

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Saah.

17:42

Kevin Nicholson produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16:29

Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

16:08

Aaron Webster delivers the ball, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

13:42

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line, Header from close range by Aaron Webster misses to the right of the goal.

11:44

The referee blows for offside. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

10:52 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards joins the action as a substitute, replacing Calvin Zola.

10:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Damon Lathrope. Free kick taken by Tony James.

7:56

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

6:53

Assist by Rene Howe.

6:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Stevens - Burton 0 - 1 Torquay Danny Stevens scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-1 Torquay.

6:53

The ball is sent over by Danny Stevens,

4:41

Kevin Nicholson produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ian Morris misses to the right of the target.

3:18

Effort from the edge of the area by Rene Howe goes wide of the right-hand post.

1:39

Cleveland Taylor crosses the ball, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

1:06

Joe Oastler concedes a free kick for a foul on Cleveland Taylor. Matty Harriott takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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