September 15, 2012
Bantams pile misery on Bees
A burst of three goals in 10 minutes at the start of the second half enabled Bradford to maintain their 100% home record, beating npower League Two basement boys Barnet 3-0.
After a first half almost devoid of clear-cut chances, Bradford broke through two minutes after the interval with a goal from leading scorer James Hanson.
Skipper Gary Jones swung a free-kick into the goalmouth and Hanson scored with a downward header from eight yards out after Luke Oliver had stabbed the ball into the air.
Alan Connell made up for a bad fifth-minute miss by scoring City's second goal three minutes later. Graham Stack failed to hold Kyel Reid's low, left-wing cross and Connell scooped the ball over the head of the goalkeeper.
Defender Andrew Davies added a third after 57 minutes, heading home from close range from another Jones free-kick, an only a timely tackle by Jordan Brown prevented Hanson from scoring a fourth.
The result leaves Barnet at the foot of the table with only one point from six matches.
|1 Jon McLaughlan||29 Graham Stack|
|6 Luke Oliver||30 David Stephenson|
|23 Rory McArdle||2 Barry Fuller|
|3 James Meredith||32 Krystian Pearce|
|5 Andrew Davies||3 Jordan Brown|
|18 Gary Jones||4 Clovis Kamdjo|
|24 Nathan Doyle||31 John Oster|
|7 Kyel Reid||20 Curtis Weston|
|17 Alan Connell||25 Jamal Lowe|
|20 Zavon Hines||10 Jon Nurse|
|9 James Hanson||11 Ricky Holmes|
|12 Matt Duke||Liam O'Brien 1|
|2 Stephen Darby||Jonathan Fortune 5|
|16 Carl McHugh||Jack Saville 6|
|4 Richard Ravenhill||Anthony Edgar 17|
|11 Garry Thompson||Oliver Lee 7|
|14 Will Atkinson||Amhed Abdulla 14|
|21 Nahki Wells||Luke Ganbin 12|
|Nahki Wells for Alan Connell (70)||Luke Ganbin for John Oster (66)|
|Garry Thompson for Kyel Reid (81)||Anthony Edgar for Jamal Lowe (77)|
|Will Atkinson for Nathan Doyle (82)|
|Luke Oliver (40)||Jon Nurse (90)|
|Nathan Doyle (66)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Barnet|