March 2, 2013
Bantams earn valuable victory
Bradford gained a valuable three points in their play-off quest after securing a 2-0 win at Yorkshire rivals York.
In an even opening it was the Bantams who forced the first effort on goal with top scorer Nahki Wells seeing his effort blocked by Chris Smith on the edge of the area.
Prior to half time, the Minstermen had a glorious chance to open the scoring through Jason Walker but Carl McHugh blocked his effort on the line after rounding Jon McLaughlin.
Midway through the second half both goalkeepers were called into action with McLaughlin denying Matty Blair before Michael Ingham produced two saves in quick succession from Kyel Reid and Andrew Davies.
The breakthrough finally came in the 75th minute courtesy of James Hanson as he powerfully headed home Stephen Darby's cross with the ball squirming between Ingham's legs.
The Bantams wrapped up the points four minutes from time as substitute Garry Thompson capitalised on a slip from Jack O'Connell to race away and fire past the keeper.
|York City||Bradford City|
|24 Michael Ingham||1 Jon McLaughlan|
|4 Chris Smith||22 Michael Nelson|
|6 Daniel Parslow||2 Stephen Darby|
|2 Lanre Oyebanjo||5 Andrew Davies|
|22 Jack O'Connell||16 Carl McHugh|
|8 Scott Kerr||4 Richard Ravenhill|
|29 John McGrath||18 Gary Jones|
|33 Alex Rodman||7 Kyel Reid|
|17 Matty Blair||14 Will Atkinson|
|10 Ashley Chambers||9 James Hanson|
|9 Jason Walker||21 Nahki Wells|
|1 Paul Musselwhite||Matt Duke 12|
|23 Chris Doig||Rory McArdle 23|
|12 Lee Bullock||Garry Thompson 11|
|13 David McDaid||Nathan Doyle 24|
|19 Michael Potts||Andy Gray 10|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||Alan Connell 17|
|25 Michael Rankine||Zavon Hines 20|
|David McDaid for Ashley Chambers (67)||Garry Thompson for Nahki Wells (55)|
|Lee Bullock for John McGrath (84)||Zavon Hines for Will Atkinson (67)|
|Michael Rankine for Alex Rodman (84)|
|Scott Kerr (39)|
|Chris Smith (90)|
|· Squads: York City | Bradford City|