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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

95:22 +5.22

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

93:01 +3.01

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.

87:47

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

86:49

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.

85:08

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

84:49

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

84:24

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Damien McCrory.

83:28

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

82:05

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

81:02

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.

79:44

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.

79:21

Jimmy Phillips comes on in place of John McGrath.

77:37

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones.

76:30

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Jones.

74:53

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

74:03

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

73:32

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

72:10

(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.

70:24

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

69:53

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

68:58

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

68:41

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

65:19

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

64:20

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

62:29

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

60:57

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

59:33

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

59:05

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

58:48

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

57:41

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.

57:17

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

56:13

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.

55:38

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

55:07

Billy Kee replaces Marcus Holness.

52:42

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.

51:03

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McArdle.

49:14

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.

45:54

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

45:25 +0.25

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.

44:21

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

42:54

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

40:57

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

40:06

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.

38:59

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

38:02

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

36:57

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

36:41

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

34:13

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

32:39

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

31:41

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

30:48

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

30:21

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

29:00

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

27:30

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

26:04

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.

24:55

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.

24:42

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

21:18

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

20:01

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.

18:08

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

16:09

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

14:29

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

12:45

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.

9:51

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

8:55

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

6:51

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

5:14

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

4:57

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

2:08

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

1:00

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

0:24

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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