Frustrated Martin Ling left disappointed with Torquay United's lack of quality
"We looked like the away team on our own patch," said Torquay United manager Martin Ling after a rearguard action had failed to stop Burton Albion earning a late equaliser at Plainmoor.
"Even though it was a late goal, we brought it on ourselves.
"It was two points dropped, but they deserved their point.
"Our standards and our expectations have all gone up, and we have not managed to live up to those today.
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"I can't knock anyone for effort or work-rate, but I've told the players that I can knock all 13 for not being good enough on the ball.
"Bravery is a word that people use a lot in football.
"There's physical bravery, sure, but there's also bravery in wanting to get on the ball and keep it and pass it.
"I can't think of any movements, apart from the goal, where we asked any real questions of them.
"When Nathan Craig went off, I thought we missed him. We looked like the away team looking to break. Our ball retention wasn't good enough, and that went through the side – even [goalkeeper] Michael Poke kicked four or five times straight down the pitch to their goalkeeper.
"I know people are saying we won't win anything if we don't score more goals – well, I think I can work that out for myself."
Of goalscorer Rene Howe, Ling said: "I thought Rene did OK, considering that we never got any real service to him – I can't remember Billy [Bodin] or Danny [Stevens] really doing anything.
"The crowd got frustrated, but not as frustrated as I felt, and I can understand their frustration today."
Burton boss Gary Rowett's mood was in sharp contrast to Ling's.
"I am really pleased to get something out of the game in the end. We completely deserved it," he said.
"We were really dominating for long periods, we had all the chances and one or two good claims for penalties.
"The one by Aaron Downes on Calvin Zola in the second half – if it was anywhere else on the pitch, it would have been a foul.
"If we had come in without anything to show for the performance, we would have been really disappointed.
"It was almost the perfect away performance, but without all three points. In the second half there were lots of things which didn't quite fall for us, but we kept going.
"I thought [midfielder] Robbie Weir summed us up – we think he broke his nose after half an hour, but he got braver and seemed to get bigger as the game went on."