Rochdale 1-3 Bradford

23 February 2010 10:24
Late goals from Robbie Threlfall and Gareth Evans gave Peter Taylor his first win as Bradford boss as they stunned leaders Rochdale.The Bantams took the lead early on when defender Matthew Clarke fired through a crowd of players into the net. [LNB]After Gary Jones missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise, Chris Dagnall levelled from Chris O'Grady's cross. [LNB]But late on Threlfall scored with a free-kick, then Evans rounded off the win with a superb strike from distance. [LNB][LNB]Bradford City manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I think the players put in a brilliant performance. They all worked very hard for each other, chased lost causes and were together all night. [LNB]"We were very bad on Saturday, but great tonight. If I'm honest after Saturday I didn't think the players could perform like that but I'm delighted they have done it and they deserve to be smiling again. [LNB]"We changed the shape for this game and I think it served the players much better. They enjoyed playing in a more 4-4-2 better and I don't think we'll change much for the weekend." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Tuesday, 23 February 2010[LNB] League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Rochdale 1-3 Bradford R (HT 1-1) Dagnall 45 Clarke 10 Threlfall 80 Evans 87 Rochdale 34 Fielding 02 Wiseman 03 Kennedy 04 Stanton yellow card 26 Dawson 08 Jones 32 Atkinson (Haworth 69) 33 Taylor 09 Dagnall 14 Obadeyi yellow card (Higginbotham 59) 19 O'Grady Substitutes 01 Arthur, 10 Haworth, 23 McArdle, 28 Flynn, 06 Toner, 07 Kennedy, 18 Higginbotham Bradford 40 Glennon 02 Ramsden 03 O'Brien 06 Clarke 12 Williams 28 Threlfall (Rehman 88) 04 Flynn 08 Bullock yellow card 25 O'Neill (Boulding 75) 09 Evans 17 Hanson Substitutes 23 McLaughlan, 05 Rehman, 16 Bateson, 26 Neilson, 10 Thorne, 20 Osborne, 24 Boulding Ref: SarginsonAtt: 3,055 ROCHDALE BRADFORD Possession Rochdale 51% Bradford 49% Attempts on target Rochdale 3 Bradford 6 Attempts off target Rochdale 4 Bradford 8 Corners Rochdale 7 Bradford 6 Fouls Rochdale 6 Bradford 13 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:36 The final whistle goes and the game is over. 90:00+1:02 Effort on goal by James Hanson from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target. 87:43 Substitution Zesh Rehman is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Threlfall. 86:02 Assist by James Hanson. 86:02 GOAL - Gareth Evans:Rochdale 1 - 3 Bradford Goal scored by Gareth Evans from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-3 Bradford. 82:35 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save by Matthew Glennon. 82:12 Thomas Kennedy takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Lee Bullock. 81:45 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from the right by-line, clearance by Matthew Clarke. 81:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Kennedy by James Hanson. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy. 80:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Williams on Chris O'Grady. Thomas Kennedy takes the direct free kick. 79:31 GOAL - Robbie Threlfall:Rochdale 1 - 2 Bradford Robbie Threlfall scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Bradford. 78:20 Booking Nathan Stanton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 78:10 Foul by Nathan Stanton on Robbie Threlfall, free kick awarded. 75:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Evans on Andy Haworth. Andy Haworth takes the free kick. 74:18 Substitution Michael Boulding is brought on as a substitute for Steve O'Leary. 73:22 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall played to the near post, clearance by Nathan Stanton. 72:49 James Hanson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. 68:12 Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Andy Haworth coming on for Will Atkinson. 67:58 Shot from just outside the area by Luke O'Brien misses to the right of the target. 67:15 The referee blows for offside. Frank Fielding takes the free kick. 66:16 Lee Bullock takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding. 64:15 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Matthew Glennon makes a comfortable save. 61:58 Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris O'Grady produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. 61:28 Foul by Steve O'Leary on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Taylor. 59:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Flynn on Gary Jones. Thomas Kennedy takes the free kick. 58:07 Substitution Kallum Higginbotham comes on in place of Temitope Obadeyi. 55:27 Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Evans misses to the right of the target. 54:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Gary Jones. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden. 51:37 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line, clearance by Steve Williams. 50:49 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall played to the near post, clearance by Nathan Stanton. 49:50 Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Ramsden. Simon Ramsden takes the free kick. 45:58 Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Steve Williams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+3:05 The whistle is blown to end the first half. 45:00+1:45 Foul by Michael Flynn on Gary Jones, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Dawson. 44:40 The assist for the goal came from Chris O'Grady. 44:40 GOAL - Chris Dagnall:Rochdale 1 - 1 Bradford Chris Dagnall grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Bradford. 43:25 Robbie Threlfall takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Will Atkinson makes a clearance. 37:55 Matthew Glennon takes the free kick. 37:55 Booking Temitope Obadeyi shown a yellow card. 37:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Temitope Obadeyi. 30:15 Will Atkinson challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ramsden takes the free kick. 29:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Flynn. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick. 28:33 Effort on goal by Michael Flynn from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar. 28:07 Foul by Michael Flynn on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. Craig Dawson takes the free kick. 27:39 Shot on goal by Chris O'Grady from long range goes harmlessly over the target. 24:59 Gary Jones fouled by Lee Bullock, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Kennedy takes the indirect free kick. 24:23 Luke O'Brien has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target. 23:00 Shot by James Hanson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. 22:15 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line, save by Matthew Glennon. 21:50 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance. 21:00 Chris O'Grady fouled by Robbie Threlfall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Wiseman. 20:26 Outswinging corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the right by-line, save by Matthew Glennon. 19:30 Thomas Kennedy shoots direct from the free kick. 19:30 Booking Booking for Lee Bullock. 19:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bullock on Temitope Obadeyi. 17:25 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Threlfall, Matthew Clarke produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. 15:43 Effort from deep inside the area by Gary Jones clears the bar. 14:38 Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall to the near post, clearance made by Gary Jones. 12:16 Gareth Evans takes a shot. Comfortable save by Frank Fielding. 11:00 Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Matthew Clarke results in a free kick. Scott Wiseman restarts play with the free kick. 9:36 GOAL - Matthew Clarke:Rochdale 0 - 1 Bradford Matthew Clarke gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Bradford. 9:09 Robbie Threlfall takes a inswinging corner to the near post, 8:44 Foul by Chris O'Grady on Matthew Clarke, free kick awarded. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick. 6:48 Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding. 6:04 Chris Dagnall is caught offside. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick. 4:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Steve Williams. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy. 0:00 The game kicks-off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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