November 10, 2012
Wells downs Aldershot in double time
Nahki Wells' first-half double saw Bradford maintain their play-off charge at the expense of struggling Aldershot as they triumphed 2-0 at the EBB Stadium.
The Bermudan international took his tally to 10 league goals this term, extending the Bantams' unbeaten run to three games while the hosts remain at the foot of League Two.
The visitors started brightly but early efforts from James Hanson and Nathan Doyle failed to beat Shots `keeper Jamie Young.
Wells finally did, though, after latching on to an under hit back-pass from Sonny Bradley before tucking home left-footed from 12 yards after 28 minutes.
It took 35 minutes before the hosts threatened, a corner breaking to Danny Hylton whose shot was blocked on the line, with Scott Donnelly missing the chance to turn in the rebound.
A minute later Wells dinked an effort wide but doubled his tally on 39 minutes, tapping home after Young had parried Hanson's effort straight into his path.
The visitors continued to press after the break, Hanson saw an effort from the edge of the box saved by Young before Wells was denied a hat-trick when his acrobatic bicycle kick hit a post late on.
|Aldershot Town||Bradford City|
|21 Jamie Young||12 Matt Duke|
|2 Ben Herd||23 Rory McArdle|
|11 Peter Vincenti||3 James Meredith|
|4 Aaron Morris||2 Stephen Darby|
|5 Troy Brown||22 John Egan|
|23 Sonny Bradley||18 Gary Jones|
|26 Scott Donnelly||24 Nathan Doyle|
|31 Daniel Rose||15 Craig Forsyth|
|8 Josh Payne||14 Will Atkinson|
|28 Kieron Cadogan||9 James Hanson|
|10 Daniel Hylton||21 Nahki Wells|
|29 Glenn Morris||Jon McLaughlan 1|
|15 Guy Branston||Carl McHugh 16|
|30 Harry Cooksley||Richard Ravenhill 4|
|36 Jack Munns||Garry Thompson 11|
|9 Michael Rankine||Scott Brown 30|
|37 David López||Alan Connell 17|
|38 Alberto Seidi||Zavon Hines 20|
|Alberto Seidi for Scott Donnelly (60)||Zavon Hines for Nahki Wells (81)|
|David López for Kieron Cadogan (69)|
|Michael Rankine for Peter Vincenti (69)|
|Daniel Hylton (74)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | Bradford City|