League Two
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Torquay United 1-1 Burton Albion

Torquay slumped to the bottom of League Two despite ending a three-match losing streak by rescuing a draw against play-off chasing Burton.

Left-back Damien McCrory fired the Brewers ahead after 33 minutes with a fierce drive from just inside the box.

Gulls midfielder Ben Harding crossed for Elliot Benyon to dive full length to head home seven minutes later.

United goalkeeper Michael Poke made a brilliant point-blank save to deny Burton's Dominic Knowles a winner.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton manager Gary Rowett

"To travel four and a half hours on a coach on the day of the game and then to ask the players to play how you'd want them to play is never easy, especially on the back of two other away trips.

"We changed the system because I just thought we needed to try something different to see if we could freshen things up and get the lads to pass the ball a little bit more.

"After we got the goal, I thought that was it. The way we've played recently and the way we defend, particularly with the formation we played, I really thought it was game over, so to concede the goal when we did, I thought was really, really sloppy and disappointing."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3Nicholson
  • 8Harding
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 23StevensSubstituted forBodinat 74'minutes
  • 6Lathrope
  • 27WilkinsonSubstituted forStockleyat 59'minutes
  • 26Benyon
  • 17GoodwinSubstituted forChapellat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tonge
  • 9Hawley
  • 10Bodin
  • 11Cameron
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 19Stockley

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 26Gray
  • 14McCrory
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 6SharpsBooked at 86mins
  • 2Edwards
  • 8Weir
  • 23Palmer
  • 9AlexanderSubstituted forKeeat 55'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forKnowlesat 55'minutes
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
1,583

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Burton Albion 1.
Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Ben Harding (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).
Attempt saved. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Zeli Ismail.
Attempt missed. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Shamir Goodwin.
Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).
Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jayden Stockley.
Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).
Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).
Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).
Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).
Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Billy Bodin replaces Danny Stevens.
Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Ben Harding (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.
Attempt saved. Ben Harding (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).
Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Conor Wilkinson.
Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).
Ben Harding (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe33151441959
3Rochdale3217691457
4Oxford Utd33141361855
5Burton3314118353
6Fleetwood3216412952
7Southend33131010949
8Plymouth3212911-345
9Newport3011910142
10Hartlepool3311913-242
11Wimbledon3311814-541
12York3391311140
13Dag & Red32101012-240
14Morecambe32101012-640
15Bury3191210139
16Exeter3310914-539
17Cheltenham3291211-739
18Portsmouth3391212-1139
19Bristol Rovers3291112-238
20Mansfield3391113-1338
21Wycombe3291013-437
22Accrington3291013-737
23Northampton328816-1632
24Torquay327916-1730
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