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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Plainmoor
  • Attendance:2,566
  • Stevens (11)
  • Fagan (16)
    Reid (19)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:38 +2.38

Unfair challenge on Brian Saah by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

91:22 +1.22

Mark Ellis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon McLaughlin. Will Atkinson replaces Kyel Reid. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

91:06 +1.06

The ball is swung over by Rene Howe, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

89:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Davies on Ashley Yeoman. Eunan O'Kane takes the free kick.

88:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, Rene Howe has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

88:08

Michael Flynn crosses the ball.

85:06

Eunan O'Kane takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Richard Ravenhill.

84:57

The ball is swung over by Ashley Yeoman, Simon Ramsden manages to make a clearance.

84:15

Nahki Wells joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Fagan.

84:10

A cross is delivered by Craig Fagan.

82:29

Craig Fagan is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

80:48

Craig Fagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

80:19

Danny Stevens takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

78:45

Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan goes over the bar.

78:00

The ball is sent over by Eunan O'Kane, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.

77:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane played to the near post, Richard Ravenhill manages to make a clearance.

76:40

Ashley Yeoman replaces Chris McPhee.

75:06

Deane Smalley leaves the field to be replaced by David Syers.

73:33

Ian Morris takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

72:45

The ball is swung over by Ian Morris, save by Jon McLaughlin.

71:28

Long distance effort from Michael Flynn misses to the left of the goal.

70:06

Foul by Rene Howe on Richard Ravenhill, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Flynn.

69:10

Short corner taken by Kyel Reid from the left by-line.

68:56

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Joe Oastler gets a block in.

68:13

The ball is swung over by Michael Flynn, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

67:24

The ball is delivered by Ian Morris, save by Jon McLaughlin.

66:46

Craig Fagan sends in a cross.

65:28

Unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Ritchie Jones results in a free kick. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

63:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Ravenhill on Eunan O'Kane. Kevin Nicholson has an effort direct from the free kick. Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line.

62:28

Corner taken short by Kyel Reid. The referee blows for offside against Luke Oliver. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

62:20

Kyel Reid sends in a cross, blocked by Kevin Nicholson.

61:39

Foul by Danny Stevens on Michael Flynn, free kick awarded. Kyel Reid restarts play with the free kick.

61:03

Rene Howe challenges Marcel Seip unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcel Seip takes the direct free kick.

59:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Lee Mansell. Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

59:11

Simon Ramsden sends in a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

58:03

Rene Howe on for Taiwo Atieno.

57:22

Chris McPhee takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

56:45

Taiwo Atieno fouled by Luke Oliver, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

56:05

Shot from just outside the area by Michael Flynn misses to the left of the target.

55:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Joe Oastler. Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

50:03

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

49:30

Centre by Danny Stevens, clearance made by Marcel Seip.

49:11

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Lee Mansell makes a clearance.

47:57

Kyel Reid produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:59 +0.59

Ian Morris has a curled shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

43:34

Effort from outside the penalty area by Richard Ravenhill goes wide left of the target.

42:21

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

41:43

Craig Fagan is ruled offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

40:18

Ian Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcel Seip. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

32:39

The ball is crossed by Joe Oastler.

31:09

Unfair challenge on Chris McPhee by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Joe Oastler takes the direct free kick.

29:28

Marcel Seip crosses the ball.

28:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Taiwo Atieno. Kevin Nicholson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

27:45

Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

25:53

Eunan O'Kane has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:23

The official flags Taiwo Atieno offside. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

23:46

Ritchie Jones challenges Lee Mansell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

19:31

Kyel Reid fires in a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-2 Bradford.The assist for the goal came from Craig Fagan.

18:12

A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, Long range effort from Ritchie Jones misses to the left of the goal.

16:10

Craig Fagan finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 1-1 Bradford.Kyel Reid provided the assist for the goal.

13:46

Ian Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcel Seip. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Andrew Davies, save by Robert Olejnik. Short corner taken by Michael Flynn from the left by-line.

11:54

A goal is scored by Danny Stevens from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 1-0 Bradford.Assist by Eunan O'Kane.

11:25

Shot by Craig Fagan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

8:18

Corner from left by-line taken by Michael Flynn.

8:10

Centre by Craig Fagan, clearance by Brian Saah.

6:40

Kevin Nicholson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

5:40

Craig Fagan is ruled offside. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

3:48

Centre by Kyel Reid, save by Robert Olejnik.

1:25

Andrew Davies is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Lee Mansell takes the direct free kick.

0:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Flynn played to the near post, clearance by Mark Ellis.

0:22

Deane Smalley crosses the ball, Ian Morris makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Lathrope set for Gulls absence Torquay are likely to be without Damon Lathrope for the visit of Bradford in npower League Two on Saturday. Midfielder Lathrope picked up an ankle injury blocking a shot during the 1-0 victory at Cheltenham in midweek and is a major doubt for Gulls manager Martin Ling this weekend. Chris McPhee is set to replace the 22-year-old in the middle of the park, but otherwise Ling has no injury or suspension worries as he looks to lead his side to their eighth successive league victory. Rene Howe will be hoping to win back his place up front from Taiwo Atieno, while defender Angus McDonald is still waiting for his debut after signing on loan from Reading until the end of the season. McDonald has been an unused substitute in each of Torquay's last two matches. Bradford striker James Hanson is doubtful after sustaining a groin injury in midweek. Hanson was forced out of the midweek home draw with Port Vale and if he fails to make it manager Phil Parkinson must choose two from Ross Hannah, Nahki Wells and Deane Smalley to start up front. But Parkinson will be boosted by the return of club skipper Simon Ramsden, who stepped off the substitutes' bench in midweek after being sidelined since New Year's Eve with a broken toe. Another long-term absentee, midfielder Michael Flynn, could make his first appearance of the year. He was named as an unused substitute against Vale after being ruled out since mid-December with gastroenteritis. Luke Oliver returned to the side on Tuesday night after a hamstring injury and should continue in central defence. Bradford, just four points above the relegation zone, have won just once away in the league this season and have lost their last three on the road.

Formation:4141Manager: Martin Ling

Torquay

Formation: 433Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Joe Oastler
  • Brian Saah
  • Mark Ellis
  • Kevin Nicholson
  • Ian Morris
  • Chris McPhee
  • Lee Mansell
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Danny Stevens
  • Taiwo Atieno
  • SUBS
  • Martin Rice
  • Lathanial Rowe-Turner
  • Rene Howe
  • Angus MacDonald
  • Ashley Yeoman

Home

Away

Match Report

Gulls wings clipped by Bantams Bradford gained only their second away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over high-flying Torquay at Plainmoor. Phil Parkinson's Bantams battled back from a 1-0 deficit thanks to two goals in two minutes. Torquay took the lead in the 12th minute when Eunan O'Kane crossed from the right and Danny Stevens swept the ball home first time from the edge of the box and into the far corner. But Bradford rallied, Kyel Reid crossed from the left during a goalmouth scramble and striker Craig Fagan was able to turn the ball in from six yards out to make it 1-1 in the 17th minute. Two minutes later Reid was again heavily involved. He exchanged passes with Fagan on the edge of the 18-yard box before latching onto a return pass and smashing the ball home from just inside the area. United were hoping to extend their seven-match winning streak but in the end suffered their first defeat of 2012, although central defender Mark Ellis came close to restoring parity. Ellis powered a headed effort off an upright from a 64th-minute Kevin Nicholson free-kick.

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Torquay
  • VS
  • Bradford
  • WLDDLD

Last Meetings

  • Bradford
  • 1 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 08/10/2011
  • Bradford
  • 0 - 3
  • Torquay
  • 09/04/2011
  • Torquay
  • 2 - 0
  • Bradford
  • 21/08/2010
  • Torquay
  • 1 - 2
  • Bradford
  • 30/01/2010
  • Bradford
  • 2 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 29/08/2009
  • Bradford
  • 3 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 21/03/1982

Top Scorers

Torquay

  • L Mansell 8
  • R Howe 5
  • K Nicholson 4
  • D Stevens 4
  • E O'Kane 4
  • T Atieno 3
  • M Ellis 3
  • C McPhee 2
  • I Morris 2
  • B Saah 1

Bradford

  • J Hanson 9
  • N Wells 3
  • C Fagan 2
  • A Davies 2
  • R Hannah 2
  • K Reid 2
  • G Branston 1
  • M Seip 1
  • R Ravenhill 1
  • L Oliver 1
  • R Jones 1
  • C Mitchell 1
  • D Syers 1

Goals

Torquay

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 44
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bradford

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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