James Hanson scored the only goal as Bradford made sure of their place in the League Two play-offs while all but ending 10-man Burton's hopes of automatic promotion.

Hanson looped the ball into the net after Marcus Holness failed to clear.

Burton were reduced to 10 men when skipper Lee Bell was sent off for a foul on Bradford's Zavon Hines.

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.

Prior to the game a one-minute silence was held in memory of the 28th anniversary of the Bradford stadium fire in 1985.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We had an absolutely crazy three minutes and two moments of madness that cost us the game.

"Lee's sending off is very disappointing. He's cost the lads the chance to win the game and he's let his team-mates down.

"I've told him that in the locker room and I'm sure that on reflection he'll realise he's also let himself down, because he's not going to be able to play any part in the play-offs.

"So it was disappointing all round, but actually I have to say it was probably the best we've played away from home in quite a while."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 22 Nelson
  • 23 McArdle
  • 04 Ravenhill Booked
  • 07 Reid (Hines - 19' )
  • 11 Thompson (Atkinson - 78' )
  • 18 Jones
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Connell - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Duke
  • 16 McHugh
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 24 Doyle
  • 10 Gray
  • 17 Connell
  • 20 Hines

Burton Albion

  • 16 Lyness
  • 20 O'Connor Booked
  • 21 Holness
  • 24 Sharps Booked
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma Booked
  • 23 Bell Dismissed
  • 10 Zola (Kee - 59' )
  • 18 Paterson (Dyer - 46' )
  • 26 MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 Diamond
  • 22 Dyer (Symes - 76' )
  • 27 Drury
  • 29 Kee
  • 30 Symes
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 13,235

Match Stats

Shots

14 5

On target

6 2

Corners

4 6

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:09 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:15

James Meredith restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:15 Booking

Booking Jacques Maghoma receives a caution.

90:00 +3:11

Jacques Maghoma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines.

90:00 +1:00

Anthony O'Connor crosses the ball, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

89:05

Zavon Hines produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

88:12

Alan Connell produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

87:47

Effort on goal by Alan Connell from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

83:29

The offside flag is raised against Billy Kee. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

79:58

Effort from inside the area by Will Atkinson misses to the right of the target.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Garry Thompson goes off and Will Atkinson comes on.

77:27

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

76:22

Ricky Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

75:35 Substitution

Substitution Jack Dyer goes off and Michael Symes comes on.

70:38

Anthony O'Connor delivers the ball, save by Jon McLaughlin.

68:21

Effort from the edge of the area by Damien McCrory goes wide of the right-hand post.

67:20 Substitution

Substitution Alan Connell on for Nahki Wells.

66:03

Unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by James Hanson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

65:29

James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Lyness. Dean Lyness takes the direct free kick.

63:42

The ball is crossed by Zavon Hines, save by Dean Lyness.

62:58

James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Dean Lyness. Corner taken right-footed by Garry Thompson from the left by-line, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

62:22

Jack Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones. Garry Thompson takes the direct free kick.

61:12

Shot by Jacques Maghoma from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

60:50

Corner taken by Alex MacDonald, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.

60:13

The ball is sent over by Robbie Weir, James Meredith manages to make a clearance.

59:19

Ricky Ravenhill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

58:32 Substitution

Substitution Calvin Zola goes off and Billy Kee comes on.

57:05

Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

57:05 Booking

Booking Ricky Ravenhill receives a caution.

57:01

Robbie Weir fouled by Ricky Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick.

56:08

Garry Thompson takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a fantastic save.

53:51

Ricky Ravenhill challenges Calvin Zola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance. Jacques Maghoma takes a shot from 25 yards. Rory McArdle gets a block in.

53:21

Foul by Gary Jones on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

52:31

Stephen Darby delivers the ball, clearance by Marcus Holness. Jacques Maghoma fouled by Garry Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

51:08

Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

51:08 Booking

Booking Ian Sharps receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

51:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Sharps on Nahki Wells.

49:18

The ball is crossed by Zavon Hines.

48:11

James Hanson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

46:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alex MacDonald, Close range header by Ian Sharps goes over the crossbar.

45:43

Ricky Ravenhill challenges Robbie Weir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jack Dyer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Paterson.

45:00 +4:17 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:09

Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:09 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Lee Bell.

45:00 +1:08

Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines.

43:11

Nahki Wells provided the assist for the goal.

43:11 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 1 - 0 Burton A goal is scored by James Hanson from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Burton Albion.

42:31

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save made by Dean Lyness.

42:22

Handball by Alex MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

41:52

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin. Corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald, clearance by Rory McArdle.

41:07

Alex MacDonald fouled by Garry Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

40:25

Jacques Maghoma challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

39:51

Anthony O'Connor fouled by Nahki Wells, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

38:39

Nahki Wells challenges Damien McCrory unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

37:58

Inswinging corner taken by Alex MacDonald from the left by-line, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

36:12

Corner taken by Alex MacDonald from the left by-line to the near post, Stephen Darby manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Alex MacDonald.

33:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Zavon Hines. Michael Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

31:24

Centre by Garry Thompson, James Hanson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

27:33

Foul by James Hanson on Marcus Holness, free kick awarded. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

26:10

Garry Thompson delivers the ball, Calvin Zola manages to make a clearance.

25:22

Calvin Zola challenges Zavon Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Jones.

24:36

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, clearance by Lee Bell.

23:39

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, James Hanson takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

22:45

Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.

22:45 Booking

Booking Anthony O'Connor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

22:43

Anthony O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Meredith.

21:52

Matthew Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

18:36

Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

18:36 Substitution

Substitution Kyel Reid goes off and Zavon Hines comes on.

18:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Nahki Wells.

15:32

Stephen Darby takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony O'Connor.

15:01

Kyel Reid delivers the ball, Robbie Weir manages to make a clearance.

14:30

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kyel Reid, clearance by Anthony O'Connor.

12:17

Lee Bell is penalised for a handball. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

11:40

Stephen Darby delivers the ball, Anthony O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

10:43

The offside flag is raised against Calvin Zola. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

9:58

The referee blows for offside against Ian Sharps. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

9:07

Gary Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

8:03

Kyel Reid delivers the ball.

7:10

Centre by Garry Thompson, save made by Dean Lyness.

5:07

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

3:41

The ball is sent over by Jacques Maghoma.

2:42

The offside flag is raised against Nahki Wells. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

0:20

Unfair challenge on Ricky Ravenhill by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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