UK time is: 16:50:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bantams Play Off Push

Bradford welcomed automatic promotion chasers Northampton town to Valley Parade , Bradford looking for their second win on the bounce to push for their playoff spot whilst Northampton with a win could go second in league 2.

Northampton got straight into action with an extremely long throw from Ben Tozer which captain Clarke Carlisle got his head onto but didn't find the back of the net. James Hanson then got a good flick onto fellow forward Nahki wells but Clarke Carlisle stepped in to take the ball from wells and cleared the 'cobblers' lines. Bradford then came close with a free kick which fell into the feet of Garry Thompson who hit it on the volley but Northampton goal keeper Lee Nicholls parried it out for a corner. Garry Thompson then got the best of 'cobblers' full back Joe Widdowson getting a great cross into the box to Nahki but Lee Collins cleared the Northamptons lines. Chris Hackett then had a good run down the left hand side chasing a long pass from Ben Harding who hit on the half volley but fired over Jon Mclaughlins goal. In form James Hanson then got a good flick on towards Kyel Reid who exploded down the left however scuffed a pass into the box which Lee Nicholls picked up. Northampton were then awarded a free-kick just on the halfway line which Ben Harding goofed into the Bradford goal which resulted in a huge scramble for the ball in the box and nobody could get there foot onto it to finish the move and Rory Mcardle cleared the ball out. GOAL!!! Garry Thompson then placed a perfect long pass which Nathan Cameron got his head onto over his own goalkeepers head and Nahki Wells sprinted round the pair and finished into an empty goal to put Bradford City ahead 1-0. 'stand up if you love city' echoed around the ground as Northampton began from the restart. Northampton then tried to reply instantly with a other box scramble but Ishmael Demontagnac hit wide for the 'cobblers' leaving manager Aidy Boothroyd frustrated. Nahki wells nearly doubled the bantams lead just before half time with an excellent free kick but just flew over the Towns goal.

Half time - Bradford city 1 - 0 Northampton Town.

Kyel Reid and James Meredith made some good work on the left side which Reid then travelled into the box with the ball getting round Joe Johnson and had a curling effort but went just wide. Ben Tozer tried to pull level after getting past Stephen Darby but Andrew Davies stepped in and made a wonderful interception. Nahki wells then got into the bradford goal and crossed the ball along the floor of the box reaching the far post however James Hanson couldnt finish the move sliding in on the far post. Substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa got straight into action with a diving header from a corner but Jon McLaughlin made a brilliant save keeping the 'cobblers' out. Rory Mcardle then nearly put the bantams 2 ahead with a shot just inside the area from a Gary Jones free kick but was flagged offside. Jon McLaughlin then made the save of the game keeping out Jake Robinson. Roy'O Donnovan then nearly pulled Northampton with a decent shot outside the area on the counter attack but went just wide.

Full time - Bradford city 1 - 0 Northampton town.
MOTM - Andrew Davies.
Attendance - 10,389 (413 visitors)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Ellis Lee Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 8 2013

Time: 3:39PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Bradford City Articles

Stats: Bradford v Barnsley (Saturday April 25 2015)

Highlights - Scunthorpe 1 Bradford 1 (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Serious Talking To Be Done (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Team News: Scunthorpe v Bradford (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Bradford's Italian Job! (Friday April 17 2015)

Archived Bradford City Articles

List All Vital Bradford City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Sheff Utd 45 19 13 13 13 70
6. Chesterfield 45 19 11 15 13 68
7. Rochdale 45 19 6 20 11 63
8. Bradford 45 16 14 15 -1 62
9. Peterborough 45 18 8 19 -3 62
10. Fleetwood 45 16 12 17 -4 60
11. Walsall 45 14 17 14 2 59

Breaking League News

James Montgomery On Trial For Walsall Reserves
Walsall : 28/04/2015 15:08:00
Colchester v Swindon - Team News
Colchester : 28/04/2015 13:16:00
CCFC: The Summer On Hold
Coventry : 28/04/2015 11:02:01
Reserves In Action This Afternoon v Tranmere
Walsall : 28/04/2015 10:36:00
We Have Point To Prove About Wembley - Smith
Walsall : 28/04/2015 08:33:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Williams 0%
Darby 0%
Davies 0%
Routis 0%
Meredith 0%
McMahon 0%
Liddle 50%
Clarke 0%
Knott 0%
Hanson 0%
Stead 0%
Sub - Dolan 50%