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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 10,621) 9th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Harrington

Bradford Bradford City vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Bradford 4

N Wells (6, pen 22)
A Davies (45+5)
G Thompson (57)

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Bristol R 1

T Hitchcock (50)

Bantams make play-off move

Last Updated: 09/04/13 10:26pm

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Nahki Wells: Grabbed two goals

Nahki Wells: Grabbed two goals

Bradford moved into the League Two play-off places with a 4-1 win over Bristol Rovers, their fourth victory in an unbeaten run of five matches.

They were rewarded for a bright start at Valley Parade on Tuesday night by going 2-0 in front after 21 minutes, both goals being scored by leading scorer Nahki Wells.

The Bermuda international, who had hit the crossbar with a left-foot shot in the first minute, gave City the lead with a close-range header from Garry Thompson's right-wing cross.

Then, after goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin had prevented an equaliser, coming off his line to block a shot from substitute Ollie Clarke in the 13th minute, Wells put Bradford further in front from the penalty spot after Fabian Broghammer tripped Ricky Ravenhill in the box.

McLaughlin had to come to Bradford's rescue again in the 28th minute, keeping out a point-blank header from Tom Hitchcock after Broghammer's cross found him unmarked.

Bradford added a third in first-half stoppage-time with a looping header from defender Andrew Davies after the visitors failed to deal with Gary Jones' free-kick.

Rovers pulled a goal back in the 50th-minute when Tom Hitchcock took advantage of a mistake by Rory McArdle, but Garry Thompson restored Bradford's three-goal advantage eight minutes later after running on to Wells' through pass.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 23 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 23 44
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 23 42
5 Newport County AFC 23 40
6 Southend United 23 39
7 Plymouth Argyle 23 37
8 Bury 23 37
9 Exeter City 24 37
10 Stevenage 23 34
11 AFC Wimbledon 23 33
12 Morecambe 23 33
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 23 29
15 Portsmouth 23 28
16 Oxford United 23 28
17 Mansfield Town 23 27
18 York City 23 26
19 Cheltenham Town 23 25
20 Northampton Town 23 24
21 Carlisle United 23 24
22 Tranmere Rovers 23 22
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 23 22
24 Hartlepool United 23 14