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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,302) 23rd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Burton Alb 1

R Weir (59)
J Phillips (S/O 90+1)

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Bristol R 0

C Beardsley (S/O 37)
J O'Toole (S/O 90+4)

Weir settles feisty clash

Last Updated: 23/11/13 7:12pm

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Robbie Weir: Got the winner

Robbie Weir: Got the winner

Robbie Weir fired Burton to a 1-0 victory as Bristol Rovers' five-game unbeaten run came to an end in a game which produced three red cards.

The midfielder bagged a stunning second-half goal after Rovers had on-loan striker Chris Beardsley sent off before the break.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men themselves when winger Jimmy Phillips picked up a second yellow card in added time, and the visitors then had John-Joe O'Toole sent off for a clash inside the Burton penalty area - taking them down to nine.

Albion could have been ahead straight from kick-off but Steve Mildenhall brilliantly kept out Chris Hussey's searing low drive.

The visitors had a chance of their own in the ninth minute when Ollie Clarke was denied by Burton skipper Ian Sharps on the goal-line.

Mildenhall did well to adjust his feet and deal with a deflected shot as Hussey threatened again.

The Pirates were rocked back on their heels when Beardsley received his marching orders for a reckless tackle on Weir in the 37th minute.

Mildenhall kept Rovers on level terms when he pushed a Matty Palmer shot around a post after the break.

But the keeper was left helpless when Weir lashed home a superb 25-yard shot into the bottom corner in the 59th minute.

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Sky Bet League 2

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