BBC SPORT Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC Sport
 You are in: Football  
Sport Front Page
-------------------
Football
Teams
Statistics
FA Cup
Eng Prem
Internationals
Champions League
Uefa Cup
Eng Div 1
Eng Div 2
Eng Div 3
Eng Conf
Scot Prem
Scottish Cup
Scot Div 1
Scot Div 2
Scot Div 3
Europe
Africa
League of Wales
Cricket
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
-------------------
Special Events
-------------------
Sports Talk
-------------------
BBC Pundits
TV & Radio
Question of Sport
-------------------
Photo Galleries
Funny Old Game
-------------------
Around The UK: 
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales

BBC Sport Academy
BBC News
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS

Tuesday, 10 September, 2002, 12:59 GMT 13:59 UK
Wrexham 2-1 Bradford

Late goals from Andy Morrell and Carlos Edwards gave Division Three side Wrexham a memorable Worthington Cup first round victory over Bradford at the Racecourse Ground.

The home side asked all the early questions and wasted three clear chances in the first half.

Paul Edwards was looking dangerous down the left wing and his crossing nearly set up Hector Sam twice, before Dan Bennett's header forced Bradford keeper Aidan Davison into a one-handed save.

The Dragons should have scored after 21 minutes when Morrell's cut-back was met by Jim Whitley, but his shot was weak and easily gathered by Davison.

However, Bradford showed their Division One credentials in the second half and began to boss the game, although Wrexham still had chances to score.

Suspicious

Again it was Davison who came to Bradford's rescue, making a brilliant save to deny Morrell after 77 minutes.

When former Everton striker Danny Cadamarteri pounced seven minutes from time to give Bradford the lead, it looked as though Wrexham's profligacy in front of goal would cost them dear.

Ashley Ward's header had been cleared by Wrexham substitute Shaun Holmes, from the resulting corner Ward, who looked suspiciously offside, set up Cadamarteri to fire the ball home.

But with a minute to go, Morrell delighted the Racecourse faithful by slotting home from close range after Holmes had worked himslef space to send across a pin-point cross.

The with seconds left Morrell turned provider to set up Edwards for a stoppage-time winner that stunned Bradford.


Wrexham: Dibble, Pejic, Roberts, Bennett, Carlos Edwards, Whitley, Barrett, Ferguson, Paul Edwards, Sam, Morrell. Subs: Holmes, Lawrence, Trundle, Whitfield, Mark Jones.

Bradford: Davison, Uhlenbeek, Bower, Molenaar, Myers, Gray, Evans, Standing, Cadamarteri, Forrest, Ward. Subs: Jacobs, Reid, Jorgensen, Juanjo, Fishlock.

Referee: M Ryan (Lancashire).


Wednesday's games

First round - Tuesday
Links to more Football stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Football stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

Sport Front Page | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League |
Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Other Sports |
Special Events | Sports Talk | BBC Pundits | TV & Radio | Question of Sport |
Photo Galleries | Funny Old Game | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales