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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 5,353) 14th April 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Bristol R 7

M Carayol (42)
E Richards (46, 76, 81)
M Harrold (pen 61, 75)
J Paterson (65)

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Burton Alb 1

C Zola (54)

Pirates demolish kamikaze Burton

Last Updated: 14/04/12 6:23pm

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Richards (r): Hat-trick hero for Rovers

Richards (r): Hat-trick hero for Rovers

Eliot Richards grabbed his first hat-trick for Bristol Rovers as Mark McGhee's side romped past Burton 7-1 at the Memorial Stadium.

Winger Mustapha Carayol broke the deadlock with a swerving 30-yard shot just before half-time and Richards doubled the advantage seconds after the break following a mistake by Ryan Austin.

Calvin Zola pulled a goal back for Burton soon after but Rovers then ran riot after Matt Harrold netted a 61st-minute penalty to make it 3-1.

Jim Paterson added a fourth with a low drive, Harrold scored his second with a deflected shot and Richards netted two more as Burton's defence fell apart.

It was not the visitors' day as Richards' third goal also took a deflection, but Burton were their own worst enemies thanks to some kamikaze defending.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6