League Two
Burton1Bristol Rovers0

Burton Albion 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Robbie Weir ended Bristol Rovers' five-game unbeaten run in a game which saw three players sent off.

He lashed home a 25-yard shot after earlier being on the receiving end of a reckless challenge which led to Chris Beardsley being dismissed.

Ollie Clarke had an effort blocked on the line by home skipper Ian Sharps.

Burton's Jimmy Phillips picked up a second yellow card in added time, before John-Joe O'Toole saw red for Rovers after a clash in the box.

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Gary Rowett

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We started brightly. I thought Dominic Knowles and Adam McGurk were very lively up front and it justified playing them together.

"And then we had a little spell towards the end of the first half where we got frustrated and couldn't quite keep it going.

"It's a shame, but that first sending-off changed the game completely.

"We've had it go against us so many times so I suppose people who say it evens out over a season could be right today."

John Ward

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John Ward: Bristol Rovers manager on Burton loss

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward:

"We've tried to get back in a game at 1 - 0, it's decided by a terrific strike but no one will talk about that.

"It's a late tackle and the referee has seen it as a red card. I agree that it's a late tackle and the referee has shown a red card which is his decision not mine.

"Anytime a player gets sent off from the field it changes the game, but I think my team stood up really well and stayed in the game as we've talked about at half time.

"We still had a chance going into the last few minutes, then we lost another player through a foolish act."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 16Lyness
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 60mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-SherriffBooked at 52mins
  • 17PhillipsBooked at 90mins
  • 23Palmer
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forHoweat 86'minutes
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forKeeat 76'minutes
  • 3HusseySubstituted forBellat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 9Howe
  • 11MacDonald
  • 13Poole
  • 22Dyer
  • 29Kee

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 24O Clarke
  • 22Packwood
  • 6Parkes
  • 30Lockyer
  • 32O'TooleBooked at 90mins
  • 19BeardsleyBooked at 37mins
  • 10Richards
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forHarroldat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 15Norburn
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 31Hunter
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
2,302

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd179531532
2Chesterfield179531132
3Rochdale171025732
4Fleetwood1710161031
5Southend17926729
6Newport17764527
7Burton17836127
8Scunthorpe17764-127
9Dag & Red17755326
10Wimbledon17746225
11Morecambe17746-225
12Hartlepool17737224
13Exeter17737-124
14Plymouth17647-422
15Wycombe16637021
16Mansfield17566-321
17Cheltenham17566-521
18Portsmouth16556-420
19York17458-417
20Accrington17458-717
21Bury17368-415
22Bristol Rovers17368-715
23Torquay17359-1114
24Northampton173410-1013
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