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  • Date:08 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance:11,738
Goal!

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92:54 +2.54

Nialle Rodney is adjudged to have handled the ball. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

91:13 +1.13

Kevin Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.

90:58 +0.58

Lloyd Macklin takes a shot. Luke Oliver gets a block in.

90:33 +0.33

Kevin Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Flynn.

88:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Jones by Brian Saah. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

88:04

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.

86:28

Unfair challenge on Nialle Rodney by Chris Robertson results in a free kick. Ritchie Jones takes the free kick.

85:52

Rene Howe is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

85:06

Lee Mansell challenges Luke O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

79:10

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

78:17

Nialle Rodney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Fagan.

76:12

Craig Fagan fouled by Brian Saah, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

73:34

Luke O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Mark Stewart.

72:13

Lee Mansell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Luke Oliver takes the free kick.

70:50

Handball by Rene Howe. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

69:58

Taiwo Atieno goes off and Chris McPhee comes on.

69:30

Corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Michael Flynn.

68:36

Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall.

67:29

Eunan O'Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. Eunan O'Kane is given a yellow card. Strike comes in from Robbie Threlfall from the free kick, save made by Robert Olejnik.

66:21

Lloyd Macklin booked. The referee books Kyel Reid for unsporting behaviour. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line.

62:53

Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the left by-line, Michael Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

59:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, save by Robert Olejnik.

54:07

Shot by Craig Fagan.

53:03

Taiwo Atieno fouled by Guy Branston, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Luke Oliver gets a block in.

51:34

Long distance shot from Lee Mansell misses to the left of the target.

50:23

Unfair challenge on Mark Stewart by Chris Robertson results in a free kick. Kyel Reid has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

45:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Mansell. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

45:00

Daniel Leadbitter comes on in place of Joe Oastler.

45:00

Lloyd Macklin is brought on as a substitute for Damon Lathrope.

44:33

Rene Howe challenges Mark Stewart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rene Howe is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

43:33

Ritchie Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Stevens. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

40:17

Foul by Michael Flynn on Danny Stevens, free kick awarded. Booking for Michael Flynn. Lee Mansell takes the free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

36:52

Damon Lathrope challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick. Craig Fagan fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Torquay.

35:57

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

33:11

Effort from the edge of the area by Kyel Reid goes wide of the right-hand post.

32:30

Joe Oastler has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

32:02

Rene Howe fouled by Liam Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

31:50

Kyel Reid crosses the ball.

31:09

Foul by Joe Oastler on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. The referee shows Joe Oastler a yellow card. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.

29:48

Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Oliver. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

28:38

Danny Stevens has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

26:08

Guy Branston is brought on as a substitute for Jack Compton.

23:44

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Stevens. Andrew Davies is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. Eunan O'Kane takes the direct free kick.

21:51

Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Ritchie Jones gets a block in. Luke Oliver fouled by Taiwo Atieno, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

19:29

Joe Oastler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

19:10

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

16:42

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

15:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Luke Oliver. Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.

15:23

Mark Stewart takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

13:13

Craig Fagan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

12:37

Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

11:54

Kyel Reid sends in a cross. Kyel Reid is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

1:59

Taiwo Atieno challenges Robbie Threlfall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Triple boost for Bantams Bradford trio Ritchie Jones, Andrew Davies and Craig Fagan will return to contention for the home clash with Torquay. Midfielder Jones missed the midweek penalty shoot-out win over Huddersfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy due to a hamstring strain, defender Davies sat it out after a receiving a bang on the head last weekend and Fagan was also rested. On-loan winger Jamie Devitt (hip) has returned to Valley Parade following treatment at parent club Hull and could play some part on Saturday. But manager Phil Parkinson will be without strikers Ross Hannah, forced out of the action on Tuesday night with a knee injury, and James Hanson, who is still struggling with a calf strain. Midfielder Adam Reed, a recent loan signing from Sunderland, remains sidelined due to a groin problem and long-term absentee Steve Williams (thigh) is still out. Torquay will be without injured winger Ian Morris for the game. Morris has been ruled out for at least two months after a scan revealed a piece of bone floating in his knee. The 24-year-old was taking part in a coaching course on Monday when his knee gave way during light running, and he is due to see a surgeon on Friday to discuss what may be needed to aid his recovery. Meanwhile, on-loan striker Billy Bodin is away with the Wales Under-21s for their European Championship qualifying games against Montenegro and the Czech Republic. However, striker Rene Howe is available for selection once again after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Shrewsbury on September 24.

Formation:442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

Formation: 433Manager: Martin Ling

Torquay

  • Matt Duke
  • Liam Moore
  • Andrew Davies
  • Luke Oliver
  • Robbie Threlfall
  • Jack Compton
  • Ritchie Jones
  • Michael Flynn
  • Kyel Reid
  • Craig Fagan
  • Mark Stewart
  • SUBS
  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Luke O'Brien
  • Guy Branston
  • Nialle Rodney
  • Jamie Devitt

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Match Report

Fagan fires Bantams to victory Craig Fagan scored his first goal for Bradford to give manager Phil Parkinson his first win in seven league matches with a 1-0 victory over Torquay. Fagan's decisive goal came in the 38th minute after Bradford had been reduced to 10 men following the sending off of central defender Andrew Davies. The loan signing from Stoke was shown a red card in the 20th minute for a foul on midfielder Danny Stevens. Despite the handicap, Bradford took the lead when left-back Robbie Threlfall's free-kick from just inside the visitors' half was flicked on by defender Luke Oliver for Fagan to fire the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Robert Olejnik. Torquay's best first-half effort came in the 41st minute, Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke forced to dive full length to keep out a 20-yard shot from left-back Kevin Nicholson. Although they had a numerical advantage, the Gulls could not find a way through a resolute Bradford defence featuring their former centre-half Guy Branston, brought on as substitute following Davies' sending off. Bradford came close to scoring again in the second half when Fagan lobbed the ball over the head of Olejnik only to see it rebound off the underside of the crossbar in the 54th minute.

possession


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