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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Dismissal

    John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

  6. Dismissal

    Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) is shown the red card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

    Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Rene Howe (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Rene Howe replaces Adam McGurk.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Chris Hussey.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1795329141532
2Chesterfield1795325141132
3Rochdale1710252821732
4Fleetwood17101631211031
5Southend179262215729
6Newport177642419527
7Burton178362120127
8Scunthorpe177641920-127
9Dag & Red177552522326
10Wimbledon177462220225
11Morecambe177462325-225
12Hartlepool177372119224
13Exeter177372122-124
14Plymouth176471317-422
15Wycombe166372121021
16Mansfield175662023-321
17Cheltenham175662328-521
18Portsmouth165562428-420
19York174582327-417
20Accrington174581623-717
21Bury173681822-415
22Bristol Rovers173681320-715
23Torquay173591829-1114
24Northampton1734101424-1013
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