September 18, 2012
City sink Shrimps
Bradford maintained their 100% home record with a 3-1 win over Morecambe.
It was City's fourth victory in a row at Valley Parade and a result that ended the Shrimps' unbeaten record on the road.
Leading scorer James Hanson put Bradford in front a minute before half-time when Kyel Reid's left-wing cross eluded the Morecambe defence and he turned smartly just inside the penalty area to beat goalkeeper Barry Roche with a low shot.
The goal crowned a strong spell of pressure during which Roche twice denied striker Alan Connell before keeping out an effort from winger Zavon Hines.
Morecambe rallied early in the second half and only a goal-line clearance from skipper Gary Jones prevented Richard Brodie from equalising in the 60th minute.
Reid increased Bradford's lead in the 81st minute when he controlled a cross-field pass from Nathan Doyle before beating Roche with a superb right-foot shot into the far corner.
The visitors pulled a goal back a minute later with low, left-foot shot from Andy Parrish but Jones put the result beyond doubt with Bradford's third goal - a 20-yard free-kick after Morecambe substitute Jack Redshaw was booked for pulling down Reid.
|1 Jon McLaughlan||1 Barry Roche|
|6 Luke Oliver||2 Nick Fenton|
|23 Rory McArdle||6 Will Haining|
|3 James Meredith||22 Andy Parrish|
|5 Andrew Davies||3 Robbie Threlfall|
|18 Gary Jones||8 Andrew Wright|
|24 Nathan Doyle||11 Kevin Ellison|
|7 Kyel Reid||16 Stuart Drummond|
|17 Alan Connell||7 Izak Reid|
|20 Zavon Hines||17 Andrew Fleming|
|9 James Hanson||10 Richard Brodie|
|12 Matt Duke||Andres Arestidou 25|
|2 Stephen Darby||Chris Doyle 23|
|16 Carl McHugh||Gary McDonald 18|
|4 Richard Ravenhill||Joe Mwasile 20|
|11 Garry Thompson||Joe McGee 19|
|14 Will Atkinson||Jack Redshaw 27|
|21 Nahki Wells||Jordan Burrow 14|
|Nahki Wells for Alan Connell (68)||Jack Redshaw for Richard Brodie (62)|
|Will Atkinson for Zavon Hines (72)||Jordan Burrow for Andrew Fleming (74)|
|Matt Duke for Jon McLaughlan (88)||Gary McDonald for Robbie Threlfall (86)|
|Kyel Reid (27)||Barry Roche (53)|
|Gary Jones (52)||Jack Redshaw (85)|
|Stuart Drummond (90)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Morecambe|