Bradford 1-0 Darlington

27 February 2010 06:27
Bradford finally ended their Valley Parade hoodoo with their first home win in eight games.Leading scorer James Hanson headed the only goal of the game from close range but bottom-of-the-table Darlington made Bradford work hard for the victory. [LNB]Josh Gray went closest for the visitors with an angled drive which keeper Matt Glennon did well to tip round the post. [LNB]Bradford held on to give Peter Taylor his second win in four days, following Tuesday's victory at leaders Rochdale. [LNB][LNB]Bradford City manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds: "The players have worked very hard over the last few games and I'm delighted for them. I know the home form hasn't been what we all want it to be so I'm very pleased we won this one.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Darlington to me are not a bottom-of-the-table team and with us having played a hard game in mid-week we knew this would be a hard game and that's what it was. [LNB]"We started very well and we were very determined today to get the win and the first half was very good, but in the second we got a bit sloppy. [LNB]"But we can work on those and I know these boys can play even better than this and it's nice to build on a win and performance like this." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 27 February 2010[LNB] League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Bradford 1-0 Darlington R (HT 1-0) Hanson 26 Bradford 40 Glennon 02 Ramsden 03 O'Brien (Daley 71) 06 Clarke yellow card 12 Williams 28 Threlfall 04 Flynn yellow card 08 Bullock 09 Evans 17 Hanson 29 McCammon yellow card (Boulding 62) Substitutes 13 McLaughlan, 16 Bateson, 24 Horne, 07 Daley, 25 O'Neill, 10 Thorne, 14 Boulding Darlington 23 Redmond 06 Miller 20 Giddings 22 Madden 33 Byrne (White 47) 11 Dempsey 12 Gray yellow card (Main 83) 24 Mulligan (Deane 57) 28 Waite 19 Purcell 30 Diop yellow card Substitutes 13 Liversedge, 04 White, 27 McReady, 14 Smith, 16 Groves, 15 Main, 29 Deane Ref: EvansAtt: 11,532 BRADFORD DARLINGTON Possession Bradford 48% Darlington 52% Attempts on target Bradford 4 Darlington 5 Attempts off target Bradford 12 Darlington 4 Corners Bradford 4 Darlington 7 Fouls Bradford 8 Darlington 11 Final Result 90:00+3:20 Effort on goal by Michael Boulding from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. Full Time 90:00+2:49 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+2:40 Unfair challenge on Michael Boulding by Alan White results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Flynn. 90:00+1:48 Tadgh Purcell challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall. 90:00+0:48 Robbie Threlfall takes the inswinging corner, Ian Miller makes a clearance. 90:00+0:06 The ball is sent over by Curtis Main, Header on goal by Patrick Deane from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 87:36 Gary Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Boulding. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick. 87:14 The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Shane Redmond takes the free kick. 86:47 The ball is sent over by Curtis Main, Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Matthew Glennon makes a save. 82:46 Substitution (Darlington) makes a substitution, with Curtis Main coming on for Josh Gray. 82:23 Booking Matthew Clarke is booked. 78:51 Michael Flynn sends in a cross, Shane Redmond makes a save. 78:04 The official flags Michael Boulding offside. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick. 76:35 Effort from the edge of the area by Michael Boulding goes wide of the right-hand upright. 75:23 James Hanson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. 74:40 The ball is crossed by Omar Daley, Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond. 73:28 Tadgh Purcell delivers the ball, clearance by Robbie Threlfall. Corner taken by Josh Gray. 72:28 Effort on goal by Mor Diop from inside the box misses to the right of the target. 70:53 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Glennon. 70:53 Substitution Omar Daley on for Luke O'Brien. 69:17 Short corner taken by Tadgh Purcell. Centre by Josh Gray, Steve Williams manages to make a clearance. Simon Madden has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. 68:37 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Williams. 66:54 The ball is sent over by Luke O'Brien, Michael Boulding has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal. 64:48 Corner taken left-footed by Josh Gray, Michael Flynn makes a clearance. Gary Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Glennon. 63:58 Simon Madden crosses the ball, clearance by Gareth Evans. Josh Gray takes the outswinging corner, Steve Williams manages to make a clearance. 61:02 Substitution Mark McCammon goes off and Michael Boulding comes on. 60:31 Simon Madden sends in a cross, save by Matthew Glennon. 59:56 Corner taken short by Tadgh Purcell. 56:23 Substitution Nathan Mulligan leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick Deane. 54:47 Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Gray, Matthew Glennon makes a save. 53:08 The offside flag is raised against Mark McCammon. Simon Madden restarts play with the free kick. 50:47 Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left. 49:59 Unfair challenge on Robbie Threlfall by Nathan Mulligan results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from left wing, clearance by Ian Miller. 46:48 Substitution Richie Byrne leaves the field to be replaced by Alan White. 45:11 Robbie Threlfall takes a shot. Shane Redmond makes a save. 45:01 The second half has started. Half Time 45:00+3:00 The ref blows to signal half-time. 45:00+2:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark McCammon on Stuart Giddings. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick. 45:00+0:28 Lee Bullock has a shot and missed to the right of the target. 41:46 A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall, Matthew Clarke has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal. 41:46 Booking Josh Gray is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 41:30 Josh Gray challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. 40:42 Nathan Mulligan challenges Robbie Threlfall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall. 39:21 Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick. 39:21 Booking The referee shows Mark McCammon a yellow card. 39:01 Unfair challenge on Shane Redmond by Mark McCammon results in a free kick. 38:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Josh Gray. Direct free kick taken by Simon Ramsden. 37:22 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Mor Diop goes wide of the right-hand upright. 36:24 Michael Flynn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target. 35:34 The ball is delivered by Josh Gray, Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Glennon. 35:10 Josh Gray fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Dempsey restarts play with the free kick. 34:32 The official flags Mark McCammon offside. Shane Redmond takes the free kick. 33:31 A cross is delivered by Simon Ramsden. 31:14 Luke O'Brien is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shane Redmond. 28:40 Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick. 28:40 Booking The referee shows Mor Diop a yellow card for dissent. 28:11 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond. The referee gives a free kick against Mor Diop for handball. 27:47 The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond. 25:24 Gareth Evans provided the assist for the goal. 25:24 GOAL - James Hanson:Bradford 1 - 0 Darlington James Hanson finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bradford 1-0 Darlington. 25:19 The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, 23:26 Michael Flynn fouled by Gareth Waite, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Robbie Threlfall, Steve Williams has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 22:24 Foul by James Hanson on Shane Redmond, free kick awarded. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick. 21:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Giddings on James Hanson. Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nathan Mulligan manages to make a clearance. 21:05 Gary Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark McCammon. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall. 19:01 The ball is delivered by Simon Madden, Lee Bullock manages to make a clearance. 16:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Dempsey on Michael Flynn. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick. 16:06 The ball is crossed by Luke O'Brien, clearance by Richie Byrne. 15:15 The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Stuart Giddings takes the free kick. 14:14 Gary Dempsey takes the direct free kick. 14:14 Booking The referee shows Michael Flynn a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 13:48 Unfair challenge on Josh Gray by Michael Flynn results in a free kick. 13:24 Handball decision goes against Nathan Mulligan. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Glennon. 12:19 Corner from right by-line taken by Simon Ramsden. Close range headed effort by James Hanson misses to the right of the goal. 11:53 Simon Ramsden takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Richie Byrne manages to make a clearance. 10:34 Unfair challenge on Josh Gray by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick. 9:01 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Richie Byrne. The ball is crossed by Robbie Threlfall, Mark McCammon has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. 8:08 The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Mark McCammon goes wide right of the target. 4:56 Foul by Gareth Evans on Josh Gray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Giddings. 3:28 Mark McCammon is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond. 2:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Giddings by Gareth Evans. Stuart Giddings takes the direct free kick. 0:47 Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Matthew Glennon makes a save. Corner taken by Nathan Mulligan from the right by-line, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance. 0:00 The referee gets the game started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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