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  • Date:05 May 2013
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Pirelli Stadium
  • Attendance:6,148
( agg 4 - 5 )
  • Maghoma - pen (54)
  • Wells (26) Hanson (49)
    Wells (56)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Nahki Wells is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

94mins

Unfair challenge on Billy Kee by James Meredith results in a free kick. Alex MacDonald fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

88mins

Garry Thompson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

87mins

Alex MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle. The referee books Alex MacDonald for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

86mins

Gary Jones fouled by Michael Symes, the ref awards a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

85mins

James Hanson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

85mins

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Damien McCrory.

84mins

Alex MacDonald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

83mins

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

82mins

Zander Diamond challenges Nahki Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zander Diamond is shown a yellow card. Nahki Wells has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Nathan Doyle results in a free kick. Ian Sharps takes the free kick. Billy Kee takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

80mins

Jimmy Phillips comes on in place of John McGrath.

78mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones.

77mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Jones.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jacques Maghoma.

75mins

James Hanson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

74mins

James Hanson takes a shot. John McGrath gets a block in.

73mins

(Bradford) makes a substitution, with Will Atkinson coming on for Kyel Reid. Michael Symes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Calvin Zola. Short corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line.

71mins

Alex MacDonald takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

70mins

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

69mins

Garry Thompson delivers the ball, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by James Hanson. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Outswinging corner taken by Nathan Doyle, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andrew Davies misses to the left of the goal.

65mins

Billy Kee challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by John McGrath results in a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

61mins

Robbie Weir has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60mins

John McGrath challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald played to the near post, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Alex MacDonald has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

Anthony O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid. Anthony O'Connor receives a caution. Gary Jones restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

57mins

Nahki Wells finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1 (4)-(5) 3 Bradford.James Hanson provided the assist for the goal.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Kee on Andrew Davies. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Billy Kee replaces Marcus Holness.

53mins

Garry Thompson gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. Jon McLaughlin goes into the book for dissent. Booking for Nathan Doyle for dissent. Jacques Maghoma scores a power penalty. Burton Albion 1 (4)-(4) 2 Bradford.

52mins

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle.

50mins

James Hanson grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0 (3)-(4) 2 Bradford.The assist for the goal came from Nahki Wells.

46mins

Foul by James Hanson on Zander Diamond, free kick awarded. Ian Sharps restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Rory McArdle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Alex MacDonald. Calvin Zola takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

45mins

Nahki Wells concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Holness. Booking for James Hanson. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

43mins

Foul by Zander Diamond on James Hanson, free kick awarded. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

41mins

Nahki Wells fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the free kick.

41mins

Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Alex MacDonald crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

39mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness by James Hanson. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nahki Wells on John McGrath. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Garry Thompson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

35mins

James Meredith takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

33mins

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Davies. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Garry Thompson results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Rory McArdle takes a shot. Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by John McGrath. Kyel Reid restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

The referee blows for offside against Nahki Wells. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick. Garry Thompson takes a shot.

28mins

Calvin Zola challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

27mins

A goal is scored by Nahki Wells from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 0 (3)-(3) 1 Bradford.

25mins

Foul by Kyel Reid on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Damien McCrory from the free kick, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

25mins

Anthony O'Connor takes a shot. Gary Jones gets a block in.

22mins

Corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald, Robbie Weir takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

21mins

Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Damien McCrory from right channel, clearance by Andrew Davies.

19mins

Nahki Wells is caught offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

17mins

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

15mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Andrew Davies. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alex MacDonald, free kick awarded for a foul by Calvin Zola on Andrew Davies. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

10mins

Kyel Reid has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

9mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kyel Reid, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

7mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the target.

6mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Jones, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

5mins

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

3mins

Nathan Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Alex MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

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

1mins

Shot from just outside the area by Jacques Maghoma misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Rowett plays down 'favourites' tag Burton boss Gary Rowett does not believe his side are favourites to reach the League Two play-off final at Wembley. The Brewers put in an inspired display on Thursday to beat Bradford 3-2 in the semi-final first leg and hold the advantage ahead of their second leg at the Pirelli Stadium. A stunning first-half showing saw Rowett's men go into the interval 3-1 up, but Garry Thompson's late strike reduced Bradford's deficit and left it all to play for. Rowett is not getting carried away, despite his side harbouring the best home record in the Football League in the regular season, with 17 wins out of 23 games. "It's going to be a great game, one goal can swing it again," said Rowett. "I've been here before. You can sense you have a chance and if you do that it comes up and smacks you on the backside. "What's important is that we go out there and put a thoroughly professional performance in and give ourselves a chance. "It'd be very easy to sit in and do the same thing as we did at Bradford, but we're at home and will have to make the running. "I wouldn't say we are favourites, Bradford are an excellent team and we're not a big enough team to think we are now favourites. "But we have got the best home record in all of the Football League and that gives us a chance." Burton forward Calvin Zola is expected to be fit. Zola, who struck two goals inside the first half an hour in the 3-2 win at Valley Parade, was replaced by Billy Kee in the 67th minute and his fitness will be monitored. Zola returned to the starting line-up as a lone striker and Rowett could be tempted to recall Kee, Matthew Paterson or Michael Symes alongside him for the home leg. Rowett has no other new selection worries but is still without midfield pair Lee Bell, who sits out the third game of his four-match ban, and Jack Dyer (ankle ligaments). Midfielder Adam Drury, on loan from Manchester City, and defender Aaron Webster are in contention to return. Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is relieved his side travel to Staffordshire only one goal down and insists the pressure is now on the Brewers. He has vowed his side will put in a better performance than their Valley Parade showing. "We will go to win the game," he said. "We want to keep our season alive. "People have said we were favourites, well now the tables have turned, the onus is on Burton to some degree and we have to go down there and put in a good display. "They are a good side and the challenge for us is to play at our best. The lads have been outstanding this season but we need one more big performance on Sunday. "We want to play well and come out of it with some credit. "We want to come off the pitch, whatever the outcome, having given the season justice and if we do that, who knows where it will take us. "The play-offs do strange things sometimes. We got punished for a disappointing first half on Thursday but we got back in it, but it's a slender lead and I am looking forward to it. "The mood is one of determination already." Bradford defender Andrew Davies will return to contention following his one-game suspension. Parkinson must decide whether to recall Davies to the starting line-up or stick with Rory McArdle and Michael Nelson in central defence. Kyel Reid will continue to be monitored as he manages an on-going groin problem. The winger stepped off the substitutes' bench and played for just over half an hour in the first leg and suffered no initial reaction. Parkinson, who has no other new injury or suspension problems, has the option of recalling the likes of midfielder Nathan Doyle, winger Zavon Hines and defender Carl McHugh, but is not expected to make too many changes as his side look to overturn a one-goal deficit.

Formation:4141Manager: Gary Rowett

Burton Albion

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

  • Stuart Tomlinson
  • Anthony O'Connor
  • Ian Sharps
  • Marcus Holness
  • Damien McCrory
  • Zander Diamond
  • Alex MacDonald
  • John McGrath
  • Robbie Weir
  • Jacques Maghoma
  • Calvin Zola
  • SUBS
  • Dean Lyness
  • Aaron Webster
  • Jimmy Phillips
  • Matthew Paterson
  • Adam Drury
  • Billy Kee
  • Michael Symes

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