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  • Date:02 May 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance:14,657
  • Wells - pen (37) Thompson (73)
  • Zola (21) Zola (27)
    Weir (43)
Goal!

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97mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Alan Connell goes wide of the left-hand post.

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien McCrory on Garry Thompson. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

A cross is delivered by James Meredith, James Hanson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

92mins

Billy Kee concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Doyle. James Meredith takes the free kick.

89mins

Adam Drury replaces Alex MacDonald.

89mins

Nahki Wells goes off and Alan Connell comes on.

87mins

Damien McCrory concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick, Rory McArdle produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

85mins

Alex MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. Booking for Alex MacDonald for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Jones from left wing, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken by Alex MacDonald.

78mins

Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Stuart Tomlinson receives a caution for time wasting. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Nahki Wells fouled by Damien McCrory, the ref awards a free kick. Nahki Wells has an effort direct from the free kick.

77mins

Shot by Alex MacDonald from 12 yards.

76mins

Nahki Wells takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

74mins

Garry Thompson finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bradford 2-3 Burton Albion.

71mins

Marcus Holness takes a shot. Gary Jones takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

70mins

Stephen Darby fouled by Damien McCrory, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Nathan Doyle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Alex MacDonald results in a free kick. James Meredith takes the free kick.

67mins

Ian Sharps fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Kee comes on in place of Calvin Zola. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Alex MacDonald from the left by-line, clearance by Rory McArdle.

63mins

Garry Thompson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

62mins

Zander Diamond fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Damien McCrory concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Thompson. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a fantastic save.

57mins

Kyel Reid on for Will Atkinson. Ricky Ravenhill goes off and Nathan Doyle comes on.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Nahki Wells. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Alex MacDonald crosses the ball, Calvin Zola has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

48mins

Jacques Maghoma produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

48mins

John McGrath fouled by Michael Nelson, the ref awards a free kick. Jacques Maghoma shoots direct from the free kick.

47mins

Nahki Wells delivers the ball.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Jacques Maghoma, clearance made by Will Atkinson.

46mins

The referee gives a free kick against Calvin Zola for handball. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

44mins

Robbie Weir grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-3 Burton Albion.Alex MacDonald provided the assist for the goal.

40mins

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

35mins

Garry Thompson fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Holness goes into the referee's book. Gary Jones crosses the ball in from the free kick, Damien McCrory manages to make a clearance. Robbie Weir is penalised for a handball. Penalty taken right-footed by Nahki Wells and scored. Bradford 1-2 Burton Albion.

35mins

Nahki Wells produces a cross, clearance made by Damien McCrory.

34mins

John McGrath takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

32mins

Garry Thompson sends in a cross, Damien McCrory gets a block in.

32mins

Jacques Maghoma delivers the ball.

30mins

John McGrath challenges Will Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Jones crosses the ball in from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

28mins

Goal scored by Calvin Zola from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 0-2 Burton Albion.

26mins

Marcus Holness concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Thompson. Gary Jones sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Rory McArdle goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Nahki Wells, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

22mins

The ball is sent over by Jacques Maghoma, Calvin Zola scores a headed goal from close range. Bradford 0-1 Burton Albion.Jacques Maghoma provided the assist for the goal.

20mins

Ricky Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

19mins

Marcus Holness fouled by Will Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Calvin Zola misses to the left of the goal.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor by Nahki Wells. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

13mins

Ricky Ravenhill challenges John McGrath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Will Atkinson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

9mins

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin. Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McGrath. Anthony O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

The ball is swung over by James Meredith, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

8mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones.

6mins

Garry Thompson takes a shot. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Jones, save made by Stuart Tomlinson. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

4mins

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Nelson. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Rory McArdle. Jacques Maghoma has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

Match Preview

Big guns back for Bantams Bradford boss Phil Parkinson will recall his big guns ahead of the npower League Two play-off semi-final first leg with Burton. Parkinson rested Gary Jones, Gary Thompson, James Hanson, Nahki Wells and Jon McLaughlan for Saturday's 0-0 draw at Cheltenham, which set up a two-legged tie with the Brewers, but they will all come back into the side at Valley Parade. Winger Kyel Reid missed the Whaddon Road clash with a groin injury, but he has returned to training and will face a late fitness test to determine whether he will play. Defender Andrew Davies is definitely out after he was sent off against the Robins and he now serves a one-match ban. The Bantams beat Burton 1-0 in their final home game of the regular season 10 days ago. Burton are without Lee Bell and Jack Dyer. Suspension and injury respectively will also rule both midfielders out of the return leg on Sunday and the final at Wembley - should Gary Rowett's side reach the May 18 showpiece. Bell received his second red card of the season during the league meeting with the Bantams 11 days ago and will serve the second game of his four-match ban. Dyer suffered ankle ligament damage in that 1-0 defeat in West Yorkshire and he faces up to six weeks on the sidelines. It looks like either John McGrath, who got the nod for the final game of the campaign at home to Gillingham at the weekend, or Lee Fowler will play alongside Robbie Weir in central midfield, although Brewers boss Rowett has not ruled out a change in formation. "We've got lots of options," he said. "We could play extra players in there, or we've got an opportunity to do things differently with the formation. We can drop Zander Diamond into the back four to make it a back five. "There are lots of things we can do but the key is we don't want to tinker too much."

Formation:442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

Formation: 4141Manager: Gary Rowett

Burton Albion

  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Stephen Darby
  • Rory McArdle
  • Michael Nelson
  • James Meredith
  • Garry Thompson
  • Gary Jones
  • Ricky Ravenhill
  • Will Atkinson
  • Nahki Wells
  • James Hanson
  • SUBS
  • Matt Duke
  • Kyel Reid
  • Andy Gray
  • Carl McHugh
  • Alan Connell
  • Zavon Hines
  • Nathan Doyle

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