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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37