Torquay United 1-1 Burton Albion

Damien McCrory

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."

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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