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Bradford 3-1 Morecambe: Match Report
Published : 18 Sep 2012 22:31:28Rss feed
Bradford 3-1 Morecambe: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
City sink Shrimps
Bradford maintained their 100% home record with a 3-1 win over Morecambe.
It was City's fourth victory in a row at Valley Parade and a result that ended the Shrimps' unbeaten record on the road.
Leading scorer James Hanson put Bradford in front a minute before half-time when Kyel Reid's left-wing cross eluded the Morecambe defence and he turned smartly just inside the penalty area to beat goalkeeper Barry Roche with a low shot.
The goal crowned a strong spell of pressure during which Roche twice denied striker Alan Connell before keeping out an effort from winger Zavon Hines.
Morecambe rallied early in the second half and only a goal-line clearance from skipper Gary Jones prevented Richard Brodie from equalising in the 60th minute.
Reid increased Bradford's lead in the 81st minute when he controlled a cross-field pass from Nathan Doyle before beating Roche with a superb right-foot shot into the far corner.
The visitors pulled a goal back a minute later with low, left-foot shot from Andy Parrish but Jones put the result beyond doubt with Bradford's third goal - a 20-yard free-kick after Morecambe substitute Jack Redshaw was booked for pulling down Reid.
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