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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 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18