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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Coral Windows Stadium
  • Evans - pen (31)
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93:18 +3.18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Charlie Griffin. Charlie Griffin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

92:33 +2.33

John Mousinho takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Gareth Evans.

91:44 +1.44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ronnie Henry on Luke O'Brien. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

91:44 +1.44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Ronnie Henry. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.

91:12 +1.12

Corner taken short by Zesh Rehman.

90:46 +0.46

The ball is delivered by Michael Bostwick, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance.

89:08

Gareth Evans is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

87:43

Unfair challenge on John Mousinho by Tom Adeyemi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Laird.

87:04

Lee Boylan comes on in place of Robert Sinclair.

85:19

Effort from outside the penalty box by Robert Sinclair goes wide right of the goal.

85:13

The ball is delivered by Robert Sinclair, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.

84:36

Scott Laird produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Oliver.

84:06

The referee blows for offside. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

83:24

John Mousinho has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:51

Chris Beardsley leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Vincenti.

81:52

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry, Header on goal by Peter Winn from just inside the area goes over the target.

80:10

The ball is crossed by Scott Laird.

78:30

Shot by Robert Sinclair from just outside the area goes over the net.

76:56

Ronnie Henry produces a cross, Luke O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

74:05

Ronnie Henry is caught offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

72:50

(Bradford) makes a substitution, with Louis Moult coming on for Omar Daley.

71:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Lewis Hunt. Lewis Hunt is booked. The free kick is swung in right-footed by John Mousinho.

69:30

Shot by Michael Bostwick from 35+ yards. Blocked by Zesh Rehman.

68:34

Robert Sinclair sends in a cross, clearance made by Luke Oliver.

68:01

John Mousinho takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tom Adeyemi.

66:58

Foul by Omar Daley on Charlie Griffin, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Joel Byrom, clearance by Dave Syers.

65:41

James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick. Dave Syers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Doherty. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

64:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zesh Rehman on Chris Beardsley. John Mousinho takes the free kick.

63:47

John Mousinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke O'Brien. The referee shows John Mousinho a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

62:25

Yemi Odubade goes off and Peter Winn comes on.

61:36

Robert Sinclair produces a cross, Charlie Griffin takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

59:13

Shane Duff leaves the field to be replaced by Zesh Rehman.

57:11

The ball is delivered by Scott Laird, Header from close in by Charlie Griffin misses to the right of the goal.

53:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Evans on Scott Laird. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

52:22

Omar Daley takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

51:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Duff by Chris Beardsley. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

49:47

Foul by Shane Duff on Charlie Griffin, free kick awarded. Joel Byrom restarts play with the free kick.

48:52

Shot by Omar Daley from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

47:11

A cross is delivered by Scott Laird, Header from deep inside the area by Chris Beardsley goes over the bar.

47:02

Centre by Ronnie Henry.

46:46 +1.46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Gareth Evans. Chris Day takes the free kick.

46:24

A cross is delivered by Michael Bostwick, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

45:11 +0.11

Tom Adeyemi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Byrom. Ronnie Henry takes the free kick.

43:49

Corner taken by Omar Daley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Charlie Griffin.

43:34

The ball is crossed by Tom Adeyemi.

42:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Shane Duff. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

40:37

Centre by Yemi Odubade, clearance made by Shane Duff.

39:08

Charlie Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Duff. Charlie Griffin booked for unsporting behaviour. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

38:50

Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, Shane Duff manages to make a clearance.

38:39

The ball is crossed by Yemi Odubade, clearance by Luke Oliver.

37:46

Shot by Joel Byrom from outside the box goes over the net.

36:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Evans on Mark Roberts. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

36:31

A cross is delivered by Yemi Odubade.

34:24

Handball decision goes against Michael Bostwick. Free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

32:23

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Omar Daley.

30:16

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bullock by Joel Byrom. Penalty taken right-footed by Gareth Evans and scored. Bradford 1-0 Stevenage.

28:48

Chris Beardsley produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

28:16

Robert Sinclair takes a shot. Shane Duff gets a block in.

27:21

Shane Duff receives a caution. The referee gives a free kick against Shane Duff for handball. Shot comes in from Joel Byrom from the free kick.

26:56

Robert Sinclair takes a shot. Shane Duff gets a block in.

25:51

Robert Sinclair has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:16

The ball is delivered by Joel Byrom, Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Clearance by Luke Oliver.

22:32

A cross is delivered by Gareth Evans, clearance by Michael Bostwick.

21:58

Robert Sinclair is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

21:24

The ball is swung over by Lewis Hunt, Header by Lee Bullock from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

21:02

Joel Byrom concedes a free kick for a foul on Omar Daley. Luke O'Brien takes the free kick.

18:29

Ronnie Henry fouled by Gareth Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

18:18

Tommy Doherty fouled by Charlie Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

17:22

Charlie Griffin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

16:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joel Byrom, clearance made by Lee Bullock.

15:20

Foul by Lewis Hunt on Charlie Griffin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

12:49

Chris Beardsley produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

12:49

Close range shot by Chris Beardsley misses to the left of the target.

8:58

Foul by Scott Laird on James Hanson, free kick awarded. Tommy Doherty restarts play with the free kick.

8:46

The official flags James Hanson offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

7:37

Charlie Griffin crosses the ball, Luke O'Brien makes a clearance.

7:26

Centre by Ronnie Henry, clearance by Luke Oliver.

6:05

Robert Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Hunt. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

4:34

Corner taken by Omar Daley from the left by-line played to the near post.

2:16

Corner taken by Chris Beardsley.

1:16

Charlie Griffin is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee gets the second half started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Duo poised for Bantams returns Bradford defenders Simon Ramsden and Robbie Threlfall are expected to return to the starting line-up against promoted Stevenage. Manager Peter Taylor made seven changes from the side that lost on the opening day at Shrewsbury for the midweek Carling Cup win over Nottingham Forest and will have several selection dilemmas ahead of his side's first home league game of the season. Full-backs Ramsden and Threlfall both started on the substitutes' bench against Forest, while Omar Daley, Shane Duff, Jake Speight, Louis Moult, Luke O'Brien and Zesh Rehman were all recalled by Taylor. Striker James Hanson stepped off the bench to fire the extra-time winner against Forest and is likely to start on Saturday, but midfielder Michael Flynn (back) and Gareth Evans (knock) are still struggling. Darren Murphy is an injury doubt for Stevenage. Midfielder Murphy was forced off at half-time in Monday's Carling Cup defeat to Portsmouth after injuring his shoulder. The seriousness of the injury is not yet known, but Stacy Long is likely to step in should Murphy not recover in time. David Bridges serves the final instalment of his three-match suspension after he was sent off in last season's FA Trophy final against Barrow. Jon Ashton is expected to miss out, although the powerful defender is now back in training following hip surgery and will hope to return to action in the next few weeks. Manager Graham Westley is expected to tinker with his starting XI once again, with forward Peter Vincenti among those hoping to gain a recall.

Formation:433Manager: Peter Taylor

Bradford

Formation: 433Manager: Graham Westley

Stevenage

  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Lewis Hunt
  • Shane Duff
  • Luke Oliver
  • Luke O'Brien
  • Tom Adeyemi
  • Tommy Doherty
  • Lee Bullock
  • Gareth Evans
  • James Hanson
  • Omar Daley
  • SUBS
  • Lloyd Saxton
  • Michael Flynn
  • Zesh Rehman
  • Scott Neilson
  • Louis Moult
  • Dave Syers
  • Robbie Threlfall

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Match Report

Evans penalty seals Bantams win A first-half penalty from Gareth Evans was enough to gave Bradford their first points of the season against Football League newcomers Stevenage at Valley Parade. Bradford were awarded the penalty after 31 minutes when Lee Bullock was brought down by Joel Byrom and Evans scored from the spot to settle a scrappy game. The penalty proved to be Bradford's only shot on target as Stevenage enjoyed the bulk of the possession without being able to turn their territorial superiority into goals and the home side were forced to defend desperately at times to preserve their lead. The visitors' best chance came after 58 minutes when lively striker Yemi Odubade intercepted a back-pass from Bradford skipper Shane Duff. He looked to be a certain scorer, but keeper Jon McLaughlin raced to the edge of the penalty area to clear the danger. The Stevenage player was injured in the challenge and was substituted five minutes later.

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