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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 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13