Northampton Town 0 Bradford City 1 - the match report
NPOWER LEAGUE TWO
Tuesday October 23rd, 7.45pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
BRADFORD CITY 1
Nahki Wells 53
Attendance: 3,541 (264 away fans)
Cobblers: Lee Nicholls, Danny East, Kelvin Langmead, Anthony Charles, Joe Widdowson, Kemar Roofe, Ben Tozer, Emyr Huws, Alex Nicholls, Clive Platt (sub Louis Moult 69), Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Subs not used: Shane Higgs, Lewis Wilson, Lewis Hornby, Ishmel Demontagnac, Henoc Mukendi, Claudio Dias
Bradford City: Jon McLaughlan, James Meredith, Ricky Ravenhill, Andrew Davies, Luke Oliver, James Hanson, Garry Thompson, Craig Forsyth (sub Will Atkinson 78), Nahki Wells, Rory McArdle, Nathan Doyle.
Subs not used: Stephen Darby, Ritchie Jones, Matt Duke, Carl McHugh, Alan Connell, Zavon Hines
Referee: Mr G Scott
Bradford: Luke Oliver (45), Garry Thompson (85)
5 cautions on or before 28 February; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
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.
Danny East returned at right-back for the visit of Bradford after recovering from a shoulder Injury.
After a quiet opening ten minutes on a misty night at Sixfields, Kelvin Langmead put in a good block to maintain parity after Nahki Wells nipped into rob Lee Nicholls who appeared to have the ball in his grasp.
With the Bantams enjoying a spell of pressure Danny East was forced into making a goal-line clearance from James Hanson in a goalmouth scramble.
Alex Nicholls then dragged a shot just wide following a neat lay-off from Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Bradford took the lead on 53 minutes, Nahki Wells racing through on to a long ball from his goalkeeper to score.
Lee Nicholls parried a Craig Forsyth shot from distance, James Hanson firing the rebound over. Langmead made a good block to deny goalscorer Wells as Bradford looked to double their lead.
The Cobblers made a change on 69 minutes, Louis Moult replacing Clive Platt. Jon McLaughlan tipped over a header from Moult as Aidy Boothroyd’s side looked to get up a head of steam.
There was to be no Cobblers equaliser though as Bradford saw the game out to claim the three points.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 6
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (8) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0
BRADFORD MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 9
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 4
CORNERS: (7) 8
FOULS: (6) 17
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.