Gary Rowett celebrated his manager of the month award with a victory as Burton fought back to beat Torquay.

Ryan Jarvis missed two good chances before turning Aaron Downes's header into the net to give the Gulls a lead.

Burton struggled to create chances in the first half, but levelled when Zola drilled in his 12th goal of the season from Billy Kee's pass.

Dean Lyness' double save denied Rene Howe, before substitute Matt Paterson fired in Burton's winner from 22 yards.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"In the first half, we looked a little bit leggy and we didn't perform with the tempo we showed against Rochdale.

"But Torquay are a good side. They have plenty of energy in their side and I think they'll be up there around the play-off positions.

"We knew that they tended to concede late goals, so when we came in at half time,

"I said 'just keep doing the right things - you only need to get one and then you'll definitely get another'. Thankfully we kept going and did just that."

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"I think the better side got beat on the day if I'm totally honest.

"Last year we found a way of winning games, at this moment in time we seem to have found a way to lose games, and that's not a nice situation to be in.

"As an attacking unit I think that's as well as we've played for a while, but we still throw it away at the other end.

"It's no good talking about play-offs, we've got to start looking over our shoulder a little bit because if we don't start to get wins pretty soon, we'll end up in a relegation fight if we're not careful."

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90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:42

Ashley Yeoman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:31

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Ashley Yeoman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

90:00 +1:55

Joe Oastler produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +1:43

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nicholson, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:55 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Webster on for Lee Bell.

90:00 +0:31

Jacques Maghoma fouled by Niall Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

88:17

Centre by Ashley Yeoman, Lee Mansell produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

87:14

Effort from just outside the box by Matthew Paterson goes over the bar.

86:12

Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

86:12 Substitution

Substitution Niall Thompson replaces Damon Lathrope.

86:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rene Howe.

85:07

Matthew Paterson fouled by Brian Saah, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

83:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Paterson - Burton 2 - 1 Torquay Matthew Paterson grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-1 Torquay.

81:56

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Billy Kee misses to the left of the target.

80:11

Nathan Craig sends in a cross, save made by Dean Lyness.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution (Torquay) makes a substitution, with Ashley Yeoman coming on for Ryan Jarvis.

76:18

Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

76:18 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson comes on in place of Calvin Zola.

76:18

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Nathan Stanton results in a free kick.

75:16

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig, save made by Dean Lyness.

73:21

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Rene Howe results in a free kick. Zander Diamond takes the free kick.

71:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Robbie Weir. Direct free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Danny Stevens goes off and Billy Bodin comes on.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Adam Drury goes off and Jack Dyer comes on.

69:58

Calvin Zola produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

69:30

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Anthony O'Connor gets a block in.

67:37

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, save made by Dean Lyness.

67:17

Nathan Craig takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

66:20

Corner taken by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, save by Dean Lyness.

65:53

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Zander Diamond.

65:29

Rene Howe produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Dean Lyness.

64:22

Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a save.

62:44

Indirect free kick taken by Zander Diamond.

62:44 Booking

Booking Rene Howe booked.

62:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Rene Howe.

61:48

Damon Lathrope has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61:18

Damien McCrory has an effort at goal. Blocked by Brian Saah.

59:56

Nathan Craig delivers the ball, Dean Lyness makes a save.

59:26

Damien McCrory takes the inswinging corner, save made by Michael Poke.

58:13

Assist by Billy Kee.

58:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Burton 1 - 1 Torquay A goal is scored by Calvin Zola from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-1 Torquay.

57:00

Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

55:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Billy Kee. Brian Saah takes the free kick.

54:10

Billy Kee has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:07

Billy Kee is ruled offside. Joe Oastler takes the free kick.

52:16

A cross is delivered by Lee Bell, save made by Michael Poke.

50:41

Corner from right by-line taken by Damien McCrory.

50:16

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

50:00

Damien McCrory delivers the ball, Brian Saah makes a clearance.

49:04

Ryan Jarvis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

48:20

Unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Lee Bell results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

46:34

Corner from left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson.

45:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Nathan Stanton. Nathan Craig produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Dean Lyness.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:22

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Stanton.

44:06

Ryan Jarvis challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

42:33

The assist for the goal came from Aaron Downes.

42:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Jarvis - Burton 0 - 1 Torquay A goal is scored by Ryan Jarvis from close range high into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 0-1 Torquay.

42:12

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig,

40:10

Foul by Billy Kee on Michael Poke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

39:52

Anthony O'Connor delivers the ball, save made by Michael Poke.

39:17

Ryan Jarvis challenges Zander Diamond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

38:08

Adam Drury delivers the ball, save by Michael Poke.

37:15

Foul by Joe Oastler on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

36:41

Shot by Calvin Zola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

35:52

Calvin Zola is adjudged to have handled the ball. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

34:00

Robbie Weir produces a cross, save made by Michael Poke.

33:06

The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, save made by Michael Poke. Short corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line.

32:00

A cross is delivered by Zander Diamond, save by Michael Poke.

31:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Saah on Calvin Zola. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

30:16

Shot from 12 yards from Rene Howe. Dean Lyness makes a save.

28:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope by Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

27:23

Anthony O'Connor delivers the ball, Brian Saah makes a clearance.

27:02

Shot by Ryan Jarvis from 12 yards. Blocked by Robbie Weir.

26:29

Corner taken right-footed by Damien McCrory from the right by-line to the near post, save by Michael Poke.

26:04

Billy Kee has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Brian Saah.

25:07

The ball is crossed by Nathan Craig, save made by Dean Lyness.

24:02

Corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance by Brian Saah.

23:31

Shot from 18 yards from Jacques Maghoma. Save by Michael Poke.

20:23

Nathan Craig takes the outswinging corner, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

18:36

Adam Drury produces a cross.

17:44

Corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, Joe Oastler makes a clearance.

15:00

The referee penalises Calvin Zola for handball. Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance.

14:04

Aaron Downes challenges Billy Kee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

12:17

Brian Saah challenges Calvin Zola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Michael Poke.

11:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Ryan Jarvis. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

10:25

Shot by Robbie Weir from 12 yards. Brian Saah gets a block in.

9:49

Ryan Jarvis produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

8:43

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Damon Lathrope results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

5:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Zander Diamond. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

5:07

Adam Drury produces a cross, save by Michael Poke.

2:34

Shot from inside the area by Adam Drury clears the bar.

2:04

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Drury. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

0:47

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Aaron Downes takes a shot. Save by Dean Lyness.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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