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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Jon McLaughlin. John Mousinho takes the direct free kick. The referee cautions Jon McLaughlin for unsporting behaviour.
Lawrie Wilson is caught offside. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Steve Williams. John Mousinho takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Ronnie Henry. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Jake Speight comes on in place of James Hanson.
John Mousinho has an effort at goal. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
Ben May on for Craig Reid. Luke Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Henry. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Evans takes the outswinging corner, Header by Steve Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Chris Beardsley comes on in place of Darius Charles. Leon Osborne goes off and Luke Oliver comes on.
A goal is scored by Darius Charles from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 2-1 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Craig Reid.
Lewis Hunt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Darren Murphy fouled by Lewis Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Bostwick has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Gareth Evans takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
David Syers finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Bradford.
Shot by David Syers. Save made by Chris Day.
Luke O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Lawrie Wilson. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Darren Murphy. Save made by Jon McLaughlin. Darren Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
Steve Williams challenges Darius Charles unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Mousinho crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Steve Williams manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by John Mousinho.
Chibuzor Chilaka replaces Scott Dobie.
Darius Charles fouled by Lewis Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Mousinho.
Darren Murphy is brought on as a substitute for Stacy Long. The referee blows for offside against Stacy Long. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Scott Dobie fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gareth Evans, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Evans.
Unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Lawrie Wilson results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Adeyemi, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Reid misses to the right of the target.
Darius Charles has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Effort from just outside the area by Leon Osborne goes over the bar.
Darius Charles takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
Stacy Long takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lewis Hunt gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Flynn manages to make a clearance.
Steve Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles. Direct free kick taken by Scott Laird.
Luke Foster is cautioned. Unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by Luke Foster results in a free kick. David Syers takes the direct free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Scott Dobie for handball. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
Penalty scored by John Mousinho. Stevenage 1-0 Bradford.Penalty awarded for a foul by Steve Williams on Stacy Long.
Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho.
Unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Michael Flynn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Laird.
Foul by Michael Bostwick on James Hanson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gareth Evans.
Stacy Long takes a shot.
Effort from long distance by Scott Laird goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the right by-line, clearance by Lewis Hunt.
The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hanson. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Dobie. Gareth Evans crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Gareth Evans takes the inswinging corner, John Mousinho manages to make a clearance.
Tom Adeyemi takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
David Syers fouled by Stacy Long, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
Short corner worked by John Mousinho.
Westley to stick with same side
Stevenage manager Graham Westley is unlikely to make changes for the visit of Bradford as he looks to guide his side to a sixth consecutive win.
Left-back Scott Laird could return to the side after recovering from the Achilles injury he sustained in the 2-0 win over Burton.
With a fully-fit squad to choose from and no suspension worries, midfielder Darren Murphy is set to continue in midfield.
The 25-year-old broke his leg in August but returned to the side earlier this month and has featured in the last three matches.
Goalkeeper Joe Welch is likely to be named on the bench after joining on loan from Blue Square Bet Premier side Histon.
A Gareth Evans penalty handed Bradford the points when Stevenage made the trip to Yorkshire in August.
Bradford midfielder Jon Worthington will return to the squad following suspension.
The former Huddersfield skipper, who missed last Saturday's home defeat to Shrewsbury, is back in the reckoning following a one-game ban.
Central defender Luke Oliver could make a surprise return to the squad after a hamstring injury sustained in the recent home draw with Northampton was expected to keep him out for at least three weeks.
Goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley proved his fitness for the reserves in midweek after missing two games with a thigh injury but Jon McLaughlin has been in fine form in his absence and could retain his place in the starting line-up.
Winger Kevin Ellison remains doubtful due to a thigh injury while young striker Darren Stephenson is hoping to retain his place on the bench after making his debut last week.
Stevenage march continues
Stevenage hung on to register their sixth straight victory and keep themselves firmly in the League Two promotion picture with a 2-1 defeat of Bradford.
Stevenage were good value for their half-time lead at Broadhall Way.
City's Tom Adeyemi showed up well early on as his well-struck shot was saved by Chris Day.
The hosts responded though, with Scott Laird and Stacy Long both trying shots from long range which flew narrowly wide.
The breakthrough came in the 37th minute as Steve Williams upended Long in the box and referee Brendan Malone pointed to the spot.
Up stepped John Mousinho to comfortably beat Jon McLaughlin.
Darius Charles almost made it two, but McLaughlin saved well.
After Charles had again gone close to a second for Stevenage, it was City who levelled in the 72nd minute.
David Syers pounced from close range after latching onto Gareth Evans' near-post corner.
However, the hosts went back in front just five minutes later as Charles fired home from 12 yards.
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