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Bradford City v Northampton Town

13 November 2012

Bradford City v Northampton Town

Tuesday November 13th, 7.45pm   
Coral Windows Stadium


Will Atkinson 35 

Nahki Wells 90 pen 

Carl McHugh 120 


Ishmel Demontagnac 43 pen 

Clive Platt 90 
Kelvin Langmead 109

Attendance: 2,951 (111 Cobblers fans)

Bradford: Jon McLaughlin, Stephen Darby, James Meredith, Ricky Ravenhill, James Hanson, Will Atkinson, Carl McHugh, Alan Connell (sub Nahki Wells 73), Zavon Hines (sub Adam Baker 29), Rory McArdle, Scott Brown (sub Gary Jones 63).

Subs not used: Matt Duke, Nathan Doyle, Forrayah Bass, Louie Swain

Cobblers: Shane Higgs, Danny East, Kelvin Langmead, Ben Tozer, Joe Widdowson, Lewis Wilson (sub Ivan Toney 91), Emyr Huws, Lewis Hornby, Henoc Mukendi, Ishmel Demontagnac (sub Adebayo Akinfenwa 81), Clive Platt.

Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Anthony Charles, Ben Harding     

Referee: Mr M Russell

Bradford: none   
Cobblers: Joe Widdowson (90, 4th of the season), Clive Platt (90, 3rd)

5 cautions on or before 31 December; 1 match suspension   
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension   
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Bradford: none   
Cobblers: none

Sending offs: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.

Shane Higgs, Ishmel Demontagnac and Henoc Mukendi all came into the side with illness striking the Cobblers camp, Chris Hackett was not well enough to travel while Adebayo Akinfenwa could only be named amongst the substitutes.

Clive Platt flicked on for Demontagnac in the opening exchanges but the former Walsall man couldn't quite direct his effort on target. Lewis Wilson saw a shot on 6 minutes saved by Jon McLaughlin. James Hanson volleyed over in the first real opening for Bradford. Platt then headed wide from a Wilson cross.

Demontagnac was denied by the legs of McLaughlin before Bradford were forced into making a change, Adam Baker replacing the injured Zavon Hines.

Will Atkinson gave the Bantams the lead on 35 minutes, finishing well from inside the area after being played in by Hanson.

Demontagnac was brought down in the box just before half-time and he got up to convert the spot-kick himself to equalise for the Cobblers.

Higgs then made a good save to deny Alan Connell in first-half stoppage time.

Joe Widdowson played a good ball forward on the hour mark but Demontagnac fired just over following another Platt flick on.

With the Cobblers having enjoyed a good spell of pressure, Nahki Wells entered the fray for Bradford on 73 minutes in place of Alan Connell.

Emyr Huws fired wide when well-placed on 76 minutes as the real prospect of extra-time started to loom large.

Aidy Boothroyd made a change on 81 minutes with Adebayo Akinfenwa coming on for Demontagnac.

A goal line block from Widdowson denied Bradford as the contest entered the last five minutes.

Bradford were awarded a harsh looking penalty when the ball was smashed into the arm of Widdowson in the 90th minute. Nahki Wells scored from the spot to put Bradford back in front.

The Cobblers equalised for a second time deep into stoppage time, Clive Platt driving the ball home from 18 yards after being set up by Akinfenwa.

Ivan Toney came on for extra-time, becoming the youngest ever player to appear for Northampton Town.

Kelvin Langmead was denied at close range by a good block by the Bradford defence while Akinfenwa headed over from a Ben Tozer long throw.

A surging run from Huws set up Platt but his shot was well saved by McLaughlin. Hanson then spurned a good opportunity for the Bantams.

Bradford were forced to play the second half of extra-time with ten men after James Meredith was forced off with an injury and all three substitutions already made.

Kelvin Langmead then gave the Cobblers the lead for the first time, finishing well into the bottom corner after a good run from 16-year old Toney.

Danny East rattled the crossbar as the Cobblers looked to land a knock out blow.

Bradford equalised 50 seconds into injury time in extra-time through a looping Carl McHugh header to send the game to penalties.


Nahki Wells - saved

Clive Platt - scored

Gary Jones - scored

Danny East - saved

Will Atkinson - scored

Kelvin Langmead - missed

Stephen Darby - scored

Lewis Hornby - scored

Ricky Ravenhill - scored

Bradford won 4-2 on penalties

BRADFORD MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)   
CORNERS: (4) 6 
FOULS: (8) 15 

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)   
CORNERS: (3) 8
FOULS: (4) 14

The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.

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