Burton Albion 2-1 Plymouth

Burton secured victory over crisis club Plymouth, whose senior players had threatened to strike until Friday.

Justin Richards brilliantly beat his marker from Calvin Zola's flick and fired home a left-footed volley.

Zola doubled the lead, turning well to tuck home from close range after Argyle failed to deal with a throw-in.

Plymouth's Durrell Berry and Albion's Zola hit the woodwork before Will Atkinson's close-range consolation in injury time.

Argyle are bottom of the Football League and have not paid some of their players in full since December, the reason for the strike threat.

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Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon:

We had chances to win - Reid

"We've lost a football match, and it's a game I thought we had reasonable chances in.

"To concede a goal from a long throw is very disappointing but to be fair we kept going.

"It's a fantastic club that's going through a really bad time."

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