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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 38 76
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 38 57
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