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Wells on target but Bradford lose to Burton

Nahki Wells scored from the penalty spot but Bradford City still ended up losing their League Two play-off semi-final against Burton Albion 3-2 at Valley Parade.

Calvin Zola's double gave Burton a one-goal lead to take into Sunday’s second leg.

The 28-year-old striker headed the Brewers ahead in the 23rd minute before curling in a second six minutes later.

Wells’ penalty, after Damian McCrory handled in the area, got the hosts back into the tie but Robbie Weir's strike made it 3-1 at the break.

Garry Thompson halved the deficit with a thunderous 25-yard drive that skimmed off Gary Jones on its way into the net.

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson said: "After the way we played in the first half I'm glad we're only one goal behind.

"The play-offs can do strange things and we got punished.

"It was one of our poorest displays defensively. We were really poor and we didn't work as a unit.

"This group of players has been tremendous and we need another great performance on Sunday."

Nahki Wells scored for Bradford City in their 3-2 defeat against Burton Albion in the first leg of the League Two play-offs.

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Published May 02, 2013 at 8:28 pm (Updated May 02, 2013 at 8:27 pm)

Wells on target but Bradford lose to Burton

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