Bradford 1-0 Gillingham

18 September 2010 06:09
Steve Williams' stoppage-time header defeated Gillingham and ended Bradford City's four-match losing streak.The home side struggled in the first-half but the introduction of former England and Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie inspired improvement.

The Gillingham defence appeared to be untroubled as Bradford pushed forward in desperate search of a winner.

But Williams rose highest to head in Tommy Doherty's cross and secure City's second win of the season.



Bradford City assistant manager Wayne Jacobs told BBC Radio Leeds:"We're absolutely delighted. It's come in the last minute but they say that's the best time to get a goal.





"I thought that we played some decent football at times in the second half and you're just hoping that goal comes.

"Obviously we would have loved an earlier goal but it didn't come and I think fair play to Gillingham they clawed their way back."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:"We've worked our socks off for 90 plus minutes and conceded a soft goal at the end.





"I'd like to see the goal again but for me the keeper has got to do better. He has not had to make a save in the game, it's the only real shot they have had.

"To get it that close at the end and then lose is a bitter pill to take."



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Home Team Score Away Team Time Bradford 1-0 Gillingham FT (HT 0-0) Williams 90+2 Bradford 01 McLaughlan 03 O'Brien 06 Oliver 12 Williams 15 Hunt 16 Duff 28 Threlfall (Hendrie 46) 08 Doherty 22 Bullock 10 Speight (Osborne 46 yellow card) 19 Moult (Evans 66) Substitutes 13 Saxton, 05 Rehman, 07 Daley, 11 Hendrie, 14 Osborne, 23 Syers, 09 Evans Gillingham 26 Cronin 03 Nutter 15 Lawrence 16 Gowling 02 Fuller yellow card 08 Bentley 12 Palmer (Weston 63) 17 Spiller 28 Payne 10 McDonald (Aborah 77) 27 Akinfenwa (Oli 63) Substitutes 01 Julian, 04 Weston, 07 Maher, 30 Aborah, 09 McCammon, 21 Oli, 23 Payne Ref: LangfordAtt: 10,722 BRADFORD GILLINGHAM Possession Bradford 51% Gillingham 49% Attempts on target Bradford 3 Gillingham 4 Attempts off target Bradford 6 Gillingham 3 Corners Bradford 1 Gillingham 5 Fouls Bradford 6 Gillingham 12 Final Result Full Time 90:00+11:55 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle. 90:00+3:39 Gareth Evans produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal. 90:00+2:54 Curtis Weston has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save. 90:00+1:59 The assist for the goal came from Shane Duff. 90:00+1:59 GOAL - Steve Williams:Bradford 1 - 0 Gillingham Steve Williams finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bradford 1-0 Gillingham. 90:00+1:56 A cross is delivered by Shane Duff, 90:00+1:06 Lee Bullock fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Luke O'Brien crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Josh Gowling. 90:00+0:18 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shane Duff misses to the left of the goal. 89:33 Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke O'Brien from right channel. 89:33 Booking Barry Fuller shown a yellow card. 89:28 Unfair challenge on Leon Osborne by Barry Fuller results in a free kick. 89:10 Unfair challenge on Steve Williams by Curtis Weston results in a free kick. Lewis Hunt takes the free kick. 88:30 Foul by Barry Fuller on Leon Osborne, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin. 87:02 The referee blows for offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 86:24 Dennis Oli is caught offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick. 84:36 Corner crossed in by Lee Hendrie, Josh Gowling makes a clearance. 84:19 Leon Osborne takes a shot. Josh Gowling gets a block in. 81:48 Lee Hendrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Payne. Danny Spiller crosses the ball, Stanley Aborah takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin. 80:57 Stanley Aborah fouled by Steve Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by John Nutter, Lewis Hunt manages to make a clearance. 80:20 Centre by Luke O'Brien. 76:21 Substitution Stanley Aborah replaces Cody McDonald. 75:23 Luke Oliver challenges Jack Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Lawrence takes the free kick. 74:00 Danny Spiller challenges Tommy Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Hunt restarts play with the free kick. 72:59 A cross is delivered by Leon Osborne, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance. 72:04 Unfair challenge on Lewis Hunt by Dennis Oli results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick. 71:26 Tommy Doherty produces a cross. 70:53 Shane Duff fouled by Dennis Oli, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bullock takes the free kick. 70:23 Lee Bullock sends in a cross, save by Lance Cronin. 70:15 The ball is swung over by Luke O'Brien, Mark Bentley manages to make a clearance. 65:46 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Gareth Evans coming on for Louis Moult. 64:52 Tommy Doherty crosses the ball, save by Lance Cronin. 63:37 The ball is crossed by John Nutter, save by Jon McLaughlin. 62:27 Substitution Curtis Weston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Palmer. 62:27 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa goes off and Dennis Oli comes on. 61:37 The ball is crossed by Lee Hendrie, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance. 61:19 Lewis Hunt sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence. 60:33 Lee Hendrie has a drilled shot. Lance Cronin makes a comfortable save. 58:17 The ball is delivered by Luke O'Brien. 56:50 The ball is crossed by Lewis Hunt, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tommy Doherty goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 53:10 Booking Leon Osborne is given a yellow card. Correction - 53:06 Barry Fuller fouled by Leon Osborne, the ref awards a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick. 53:06 Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Leon Osborne results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 51:32 Louis Moult takes a shot. 50:43 Mark Bentley concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osborne. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien. 48:49 Foul by Barry Fuller on Leon Osborne, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tommy Doherty from left wing. 47:30 Mark Bentley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick. 46:28 John Nutter sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Cody McDonald misses to the left of the goal. 45:47 Barry Fuller has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left. 45:18 Substitution Leon Osborne replaces Jake Speight. 45:18 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Lee Hendrie coming on for Robbie Threlfall. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:01 The half-time whistle blows. 44:37 The ball is sent over by John Nutter. 43:10 Danny Spiller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty. Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Lance Cronin. 41:00 Shot from just outside the box by Jack Payne goes over the bar. 39:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke O'Brien on Cody McDonald. Jack Payne restarts play with the free kick. 38:05 The official flags Adebayo Akinfenwa offside. Free kick taken by Shane Duff. 34:56 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, Tommy Doherty manages to make a clearance. 34:45 Jack Payne sends in a cross. 33:02 The ball is crossed by Mark Bentley. 32:45 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Tommy Doherty makes a clearance. 31:08 The ball is sent over by Chris Palmer, comfortable save by Jon McLaughlin. 29:18 The ball is swung over by Barry Fuller. Correction - 27:03 Jake Speight is ruled offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 27:03 The referee blows for offside. 26:26 Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, save made by Jon McLaughlin. 26:11 Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post. 25:51 Shot from 20 yards from Cody McDonald. Lewis Hunt gets a block in. 21:31 Danny Spiller has an effort at goal. Save by Jon McLaughlin. 17:58 The referee blows for offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 15:21 Lewis Hunt sends in a cross. 13:20 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin. 10:45 The ball is sent over by Robbie Threlfall, Header from deep inside the area by Tommy Doherty goes over the bar. 8:03 The ball is crossed by Robbie Threlfall, Luke Oliver has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 7:16 Jake Speight fouled by Matthew Lawrence, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick. 2:51 The ball is crossed by Tommy Doherty. 2:00 Cody McDonald is ruled offside. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick. 1:26 The offside flag is raised against Jake Speight. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 0:43 Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner. 0:07 Luke Oliver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Nutter. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. 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