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Northampton Town v Bradford City

2 January 2017

Northampton Town v Bradford City

SKY BET LEAGUE 1      
Monday January 2nd, 3.00pm      
Sixfields

 

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


Booked:
Cobblers: none 
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


Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
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.


Zander Diamond, equipped with face mask following a recent fractured cheekbone, replaced Aaron Phillips at half-time while Mark Marshall and James Hanson came on in a double change for Bradford.

Jordy Hiwula drew a save from Adam Smith and Hanson headed over as the away side started the second half with attacking intent. Some terrific defending from Zakuani then kept the Cobblers in front as the away side pushed for an equaliser.

With just over half an hour to go Gregg Wylde came on to make his debut, Paul Anderson the player to make way.

Smith pulled off a fine save to deny Josh Cullen on 68 minutes, his shot seemingly destined for the top corner before being turned behind by the Cobblers keeper. Jak McCourt replaced John-Joe O’Toole as Rob Page made his third and final change.

Bradford equalised on 73 minutes, half-time substitute Mark Marshall firing a shot into the bottom right corner.

A terrific block from a David Buchanan prevented Bradford taking the lead before the home side almost carved out an opening of their own following a quick counter-attack.

The Bantams took the lead on 86 minutes, livewire Marshall pulling the ball back for Jordy Hiwula to fire home. Just two minutes of stoppage time was signalled by the fourth official and Bradford saw the game out to claim the win.


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



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