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FULL-TIME: Torquay United 1, Burton Albion 1

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 25, 2014

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DAMIEN McCrory's first goal in more than a year was not enough to get Burton Albion three points tonight as a difficult week on the road ended with a 1-1 draw at Torquay United.

The Brewers had hoped for a win at the strugglers after losing 2-0 at Bristol Rovers on Friday night and drawing 1-1 at Rochdale eight days ago.

When McCrory netted just after the half-hour, it looked like the goal Albion needed to settle their nerves.

But the lead lasted just seven minutes as Elliot Benyon's header drew gutsy Torquay level.

From thereon in, chances were at a premium on a very heavy pitch which cut up badly in places.

The best fell late on to Dominic Knowles, whose shot from close range was blocked by Gulls keeper Michael Poke.

A draw away from home is usually considered a good result - but with Burton's excellent away record this season they had hoped for much more from Plainmoor.

Also, it means they have taken just two points from three away games in a week, a disappointing return given their dreams of automatic promotion.

Now, they return to the Pirelli Stadium and the visit of Accrington on Saturday - with three points badly needed to get them back on track for the top three.

 

For a full report, see tomorrow's Burton Mail.

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