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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 13,235) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Woolmer

Bradford Bradford City vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Bradford 1

J Hanson (44)

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Burton Alb 0

L Bell (S/O 45+2)

Hanson strike sinks Brewers

Last Updated: 20/04/13 6:56pm

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James Hanson: Match-winning goal

James Hanson: Match-winning goal

James Hanson scored the decisive goal as Bradford made sure of their place in the play-offs with a 1-0 home win over Burton.

The only goal of a tense, scrappy match came a minute before half time after the visitors' defence failed to deal with a long through ball from Ricky Ravenhill.

Leading scorer Nahki Wells chased the ball and managed to get in a shot which goalkeeper Dean Lyness could not hold and, when Marcus Holness failed to clear, Hanson managed to loop the ball into the net.

Burton, who began the match in fourth place, were reduced 10 men in first half stoppage time when skipper Lee Bell was sent off for a foul on Bradford substitute, winger Zavon Hines.

They rarely threatened a strong City defence in the second half and the hosts ought to have scored a second goal when Hines shot wide of the far post from the edge of the six yard box.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27