March 16, 2013
Grecians hit Bantams for four
Exeter kept up their promotion push and hammered a significant dent into that of Bradford's with a thumping 4-1 win at St James' Park.
The Grecians went in front after 11 minutes when Craig Woodman swung a corner towards goal and although goalkeeper Matt Duke got a touch, the ball went through his hands and into the net for an own goal.
Bradford barley posed a threat in the first half and Exeter doubled their advantage in the 45th minute, Jake Gosling crossing for Lawson D'Ath to head in at the back post on his Grecians debut.
Bradford upped the ante after half-time and the pressure they were applying reaped its reward when they pulled one back with an almost identical goal to Exeter's opener.
Kyel Reid's corner swung dangerously towards goal and Artur Krysiak could not get near it as the ball ended up in the net, with the substitute credited with the score.
However, the Grecians wrapped up the points almost immediately, Scot Bennett letting fly from distance and the ball flew past Duke, with the aide of a slight deflection, and into the net from fully 25 yards.
John O'Flynn added the fourth after 89 minutes when he tapped in after some unselfish play by Mark Molesley.
|Exeter City||Bradford City|
|1 Artur Krysiak||12 Matt Duke|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||22 Michael Nelson|
|6 Danny Coles||2 Stephen Darby|
|3 Craig Woodman||5 Andrew Davies|
|5 Pat Baldwin||16 Carl McHugh|
|4 Scott Bennett||18 Gary Jones|
|28 Mark Molesley||11 Garry Thompson|
|11 Arron Davies||24 Nathan Doyle|
|25 Lawson D'Ath||14 Will Atkinson|
|32 Jake Gosling||17 Alan Connell|
|19 John O'Flynn||9 James Hanson|
|24 Rhys Evans||Jon McLaughlan 1|
|2 Steve Tully||Rory McArdle 23|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||James Meredith 3|
|23 Aaron Dawson||Richard Ravenhill 4|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Kyel Reid 7|
|12 Jamie Cureton||Zavon Hines 20|
|21 Guillem Bauza||Nahki Wells 21|
|Jimmy Keohane for Lawson D'Ath (63)||Zavon Hines for Nathan Doyle (46)|
|Steve Tully for Jake Gosling (80)||Kyel Reid for Garry Thompson (46)|
|Mark Molesley (71)||Carl McHugh (18)|
|Kevin Amankwaah (74)|
|Danny Coles (80)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Bradford City|