Scotland dominated the final judo session of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, taking three of the five gold medals on offer here.
The Scot, husband to Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons, who was also in action this evening, scored an ippon from two waza-ari's after throwing his Pakistani opponent and holding him down for a sustained pin.
"Not too shabby for a 35-year-old," said Burton after the win.
"I have been nervous all day and it's more of a relief than anything else.
"The team has done amazingly, just out of this world."
Bronze medal action saw New Zealanders Tim Slyfield and Jason Koster come out on top as they defeated India's Sahil Pathania and Australia's Duke Didier respectively.
Burton's wife Gibbons had less luck in her under 78kg bout with Welsh judoka Natalie Powell as the English athlete fell to a waza-ari score.
Despite a dimming of the lights in the closing minutes of the contest, there was no sign of a dim to Powell's ferocious work ethic as she put her heart and soul on the line to seal victory over the pre-match favourite.
"I'm chuffed I've beaten her," admitted Powell.
"I knew I could beat her.
"She never backs down.
"There were a lot of people who put me second to her.
"I knew I wasn't and today I proved that.
"Gemma is number one, maybe today I have proved she isn't."
Cameroon secured one of the two bronze medals on off in this contest as Hortense Mballa Atangana beat India's Jina Devi Chongtham, while Ana Laura Portuondo of Canada took the second with a win over Seychelles' Brigitte Rose.
It was a battle of the big dogs in the women's over 80kg category with Scotland's Sarah Adlington up against England's Jodie Myers.
Urged on by the raucous home support, Adlington took the contest, and the gold medal, with a single yuko score, as Myers was unable to get a foot-in in this extremely tense final.
A first medal of the Games for Mauritius was secured by Annabelle Laprovidence in the first bronze medal match of this contest, while Rajwinder Kaur secured the second for India.
A final gold for Scotland was sealed by Royal Marine Christopher Sherrington in the competition's heaviest category, men's over 100kg.
The Scot secured the win with an ippon with just 17 seconds left of the contest, leaving South Africa's Ruan Snyman to settle for silver.
Bronze medals in this category were won by Welshman Mark Shaw and Australia's Jake Andrewartha.
Finally, the opening contest of this evening's fixtures saw South Africa's Zack Piontek upset the home crowds as he overcame Scotland's Matthew Purssey in the men's under 90kg competition.
A single yuko was all that separated these two competitors as South Africa broke a nine gold winning streak for athletes from Scotland and England.
It was business as usually in the bronze medal matches, however, as Scotsman Andrew Burns beat Australia's Mark Anthony and England's Gary Hall got the better of New Zealander Ryan Dil-Russell.
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