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18 May 2015

It is exactly two years to the day this Monday since Bradford City were promoted back to League One via the League Two play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

May 18th 2013 was a momentous day for Bradford City football club as the whole City breathed a collective sigh of relief at finally returning to League One after six years away in the Football League's basement division.

City had produced one of the most notable comebacks in the club's modern history to reach the final, seeing off Burton Albion over two legs in the semi-final. After going down 3-2 in the first leg at The Coral Windows Stadium, a brace from Nahki Wells, and a James Hanson goal overturned the deficit with a 3-1 victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Bantams got off to a dream start in the final as James Hanson scored the opener after just 15 minutes; the dream began to look like a reality just three minutes later as Rory McArdle thundered a header past Cobblers' stopper Lee Nicholls after latching onto Nathan Doyle's cross. Nahki Wells put the icing on the cake with City's third of the game after just 28 minutes, to continue his remarkable goal scoring record against Northampton Town.

The Wembley success proved a real turning point for the football club, and progress has continued to be made since then.

Watch the below video to relive the action of that glorious day in London! Certainly worth at least one watch...

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