Result: Bradford City reach League Two playoff final

Bradford's James Hanson celebrates after scoring against Burton on May 5, 2013
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Bradford City defeat Burton Albion 3-1 in the second leg of their semi-final tie to reach the League Two playoff final 5-4 on aggregate.

Bradford City have reached the League Two playoff final with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Burton Albion.

Phil Parkinson's side had lost the first leg of the semi-final playoff tie 3-2 away from home on Thursday, but won the second leg 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.

Visitors Bradford surged ahead in the 25th minute through Nakhi Wells, who got at the end of a sloppy Marcus Holness headed pass to poke home past Stuart Tomlinson.

The Bantams doubled their advantage in the 49th minute when Wells teed up James Hanson to fire home from the edge of the Burton penalty area.

However, the hosts halved the deficit seven minutes later when they earned a penalty. Garry Thompson brought down Jacques Maghoma, who himself stepped up to find the target from 12 yards.

That levelled the tie at 4-4, but inside two minutes Wells scored his second goal of the afternoon for Bradford. He collected Hanson's pass, held off Zander Diamond and shot home on the turn from close range.

That proved to be the final goal in the tie as Bradford qualified for the League Two playoff final.

Burton Albion's Calvin Zola celebrates scoring his second goal against Bradford City on May 2, 2013
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