Northampton Town v Bradford City
SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Monday January 2nd, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Alex Revell 40
BRADFORD CITY 2
Mark Marshall 73
Jordy Hiwula 86
Attendance: 6,931 (1,067 away fans)
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Aaron Phillips (sub Zander Diamond 46), David Buchanan, Gabriel Zakuani, Lewin Nyatanga, John-Joe O’Toole (sub Jak McCourt 72), Matt Taylor, Paul Anderson (sub Gregg Wylde 58), Sam Hoskins, Marc Richards, Alex Revell
Subs not used: David Cornell, Alfie Potter, Harry Beautyman, Joe Iaciofano
Bradford City: Colin Doyle, Stephen Darby, James Meredith, Nicky Law, Romain Vincelot (sub Mark Marshall 46), Timothee Dieng, Jordy Hiwula, Josh Cullen, Haris Vuckic (sub James Hanson 46), Nat Knight-Percival, Rory McArdle
Subs not used: Rouven Sattelmaier, Daniel Devine, Matthew Kilgallon, Tony McMahon
Referee: Scott Duncan
Bradford City: Romain Vincelot (3)
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Bradford City: none
Sendings off: 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.
The Cobblers kicked off 2017 with an unchanged side for the visit of Bradford City to Sixfields. Winger Gregg Wylde, signed on loan from Millwall, was named on the bench but clearance wasn’t received in time for fellow new arrival, Crystal Palace midfielder Hiram Boateng. Gabriel Zakuani played his last game before heading off to captain DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations.
After a quiet opening to the game it was the Cobblers who were the first side to show as an attacking force, Matt Taylor’s inch-perfect cross almost unlocking the door as the Bantams were put on the back foot.
Colin Doyle made a good save to keep out a Marc Richards header on 37 minutes, the chance created from a Taylor free-kick.
Alex Revell then broke the deadlock soon after, a deft header from Paul Anderson's cross to end his own personal goal drought.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 3
CORNERS: (4) 4
FOULS: (5) 7
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
BRADFORD MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 7
CORNERS: (1) 10
FOULS: (6) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta