February 12, 2013
Doyle stakes claim for cup-final start
Nathan Doyle staked his claim for a starting role in the Capital One Cup final as his double helped Bradford City record their first victory in seven games - a 3-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.
The visitors were ahead after just 56 seconds when, after a long throw, the ball fell to Doyle on the edge of the area and his half-volley found the bottom corner.
Wycombe were almost level three minutes later when Joel Grant's cross found the arriving Josh Scowen, but he could only head over the crossbar.
Just before the hour, the Chairboys were nearly level again, when a sweeping counter attack put Sam Wood through on goal, but his shot was well saved by Matt Duke.
Five minutes later, Garry Thompson saw a thunderous volley cannon back off the bar but, with 10 minutes remaining, substitute James Hanson found Will Atkinson, who fired home from 12 yards to double the advantage.
And after Hanson was felled in the box by Dave Winfield, Doyle stepped up to score his second past Jordan Archer, inflicting Wycombe's first defeat since New Year's Day.
|Wycombe Wanderers||Bradford City|
|36 Jordan Archer||12 Matt Duke|
|5 Dave Winfield||22 Michael Nelson|
|23 Michael Harryman||15 Ryan Dickson|
|27 Anthony Stewart||2 Stephen Darby|
|18 Charles Dunne||5 Andrew Davies|
|11 Sam Wood||18 Gary Jones|
|17 Joel Grant||11 Garry Thompson|
|8 Stuart Lewis||24 Nathan Doyle|
|28 Josh Scowen||7 Kyel Reid|
|20 Dean Morgan||14 Will Atkinson|
|29 Matt McClure||10 Andy Gray|
|21 Lee Harrison||Jon McLaughlan 1|
|6 Leon Johnson||Carl McHugh 16|
|19 Marvin McCoy||Curtis Good 27|
|9 Matthew Spring||Blair Turgott 26|
|7 Gareth Ainsworth||Alan Connell 17|
|12 Bruno Andrade||James Hanson 9|
|22 Jo Kuffour||Nahki Wells 21|
|Bruno Andrade for Matt McClure (70)||James Hanson for Andy Gray (72)|
|Jo Kuffour for Bruno Andrade (86)||Carl McHugh for Andrew Davies (87)|
|Josh Scowen (45)|
|Dave Winfield (56)|
|Joel Grant (74)|
|· Squads: Wycombe Wanderers | Bradford City|