Bradford City secure promotion


Bradford City secured promotion as they thrashed Northampton Town in the League Two play-off final.
James Hanson headed the Bantams ahead in their second Wembley appearance of the season and Rory McArdle nodded in Nathan Doyle's cross to make it 2-0.

The Bantams completed a dominant opening 30 minutes as Thompson's second assist set up Nahki Wells to fire his 26th goal of the season.

City held firm after the break to secure their place in League One.

Their victory and subsequent promotion back to the third tier of English football after a six-year absence will more than make up for the heartache of losing 5-0 Swansea in the League Cup final back in February.

Wells had the Bantams' first attempt at goal, direct from a free-kick, but his shot flew over the bar.

Bradford's top scorer then headed over from a corner before Northampton's Ben Harding had to have his head bandaged as the Cobblers looked to attack at the other end.

City took the lead after Northampton failed to clear a loose ball and Thompson's chipped cross found the head of former supermarket worker Hanson, who nodded in his 15th goal on his 59th appearance of the season.
Source: BBC Sport