Bradford   1 - 0   Torquay

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Craig Fagan scored the only goal as 10-man Bradford beat Torquay to claim their first win in seven league games.

Bantams defender Andrew Davies was shown a straight red card for a foul on Danny Stevens after only 24 minutes.

But the hosts scored as Fagan grabbed his first Bradford goal when he shot through the legs of Robert Olejnik.

Torquay's Kevin Nicholson had a shot from 20 yards saved by Matt Duke, while Fagan nearly doubled Bradford's lead but hit the underside of the bar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"You look at what their goalkeeper's had to do today. A shot from Nicholson and he's not really had to get his shorts dirty after that.

"We've all played in a team that's won with 10, it isn't easy for players to deal with. It galvanised them.

"Their goal summed up our performance."

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bradford 1-0 Torquay FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Fagan 38

    Bradford

    • 34 Duke
    • 06 Oliver
    • 24 Moore
    • 28 Threlfall
    • 38 Davies red card
    • 04 Flynn yellow card
    • 08 Jones
    • 32 Reid yellow card
    • 07 Stewart (O'Brien 74)
    • 11 Compton (Branston 27)
    • 39 Fagan (Rodney 79)

    Substitutes

    • 01 McLaughlin,
    • 03 O'Brien,
    • 05 Branston,
    • 35 Devitt,
    • 19 Rodney

    Torquay

    • 01 Olejnik
    • 03 Nicholson
    • 05 Robertson
    • 06 Saah
    • 18 Oastler yellow card (Leadbitter 45)
    • 07 Mansell
    • 10 O'Kane yellow card
    • 19 Stevens
    • 22 Lathrope (Macklin 45 yellow card)
    • 09 Howe yellow card
    • 23 Atieno (McPhee 70)

    Substitutes

    • 02 Rowe-Turner,
    • 12 Leadbitter,
    • 04 Ellis,
    • 16 McPhee,
    • 14 Macklin
    Ref: BoyesonAtt: 11,738
    BRADFORD
    TORQUAY

    Possession

    • Bradford 53%
    • Torquay 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Bradford 4
    • Torquay 7

    Attempts off target

    • Bradford 6
    • Torquay 3

    Corners

    • Bradford 3
    • Torquay 4

    Fouls

    • Bradford 6
    • Torquay 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:30 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Chris McPhee. Michael Flynn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:54 Handball by Nialle Rodney. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:13 Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Michael Flynn.
    • 90:00+0:58 Lloyd Macklin takes a shot. Luke Oliver gets a block in.
    • 90:00+0:33 Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.
    • 88:56 Brian Saah concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie Jones. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 88:04 Lee Mansell takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.
    • 86:28 Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nialle Rodney. Free kick taken by Ritchie Jones.
    • 85:52 The offside flag is raised against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 85:06 Lee Mansell challenges Luke O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 79:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Kyel Reid. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.
    • 78:17 Substitution Nialle Rodney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Fagan.
    • 76:12 Brian Saah challenges Craig Fagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:34 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Luke O'Brien coming on for Mark Stewart.
    • Correction - 72:13 The referee penalises Lee Mansell for handball. Free kick taken by Luke Oliver.
    • 72:13 Lee Mansell is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 70:50 Rene Howe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 69:58 Substitution Chris McPhee replaces Taiwo Atieno.
    • 69:30 Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.
    • 68:36 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line.
    • 67:30 Shot comes in from Robbie Threlfall from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik.
    • 67:30 Booking Caution for Eunan O'Kane.
    • 67:29 Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid.
    • 66:27 Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner.
    • 66:27 Booking Kyel Reid is booked.
    • 66:21 Booking Booking for Lloyd Macklin for unsporting behaviour.
    • 62:53 Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the left by-line, Michael Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.
    • 59:55 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Threlfall, Robert Olejnik makes a save.
    • 54:07 Craig Fagan produces a lobbed right-footed shot from 30 yards.
    • Correction - 53:03 Guy Branston concedes a free kick for a foul on Taiwo Atieno. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Oliver.
    • 53:03 Foul by Guy Branston on Taiwo Atieno, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Kevin Nicholson from the free kick, save made by Matt Duke.
    • 51:34 Long range effort from Lee Mansell misses to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 50:23 Chris Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Stewart. Kyel Reid has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 50:23 Unfair challenge on Mark Stewart by Chris Robertson results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kyel Reid.
    • 45:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Mansell. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:10 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00 Substitution Damon Lathrope leaves the field to be replaced by Lloyd Macklin.
    • 45:00 Substitution Daniel Leadbitter replaces Joe Oastler.
    • 44:55 Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 44:55 Booking Rene Howe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 44:33 Rene Howe challenges Mark Stewart unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 43:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie Jones on Danny Stevens. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
    • 40:25 Free kick taken by Lee Mansell. Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
    • 40:25 Booking Michael Flynn booked.
    • 40:17 Michael Flynn challenges Danny Stevens unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 37:26 GOAL - Craig FaganBradford 1 - 0 Torquay Craig Fagan grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Torquay.
    • 36:52 Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Damon Lathrope results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 35:57 Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Fantastic save by Matt Duke.
    • 33:11 Kyel Reid has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 32:30 Joe Oastler produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 32:02 Liam Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:50 Kyel Reid produces a cross.
    • 31:20 Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:20 Booking Joe Oastler is booked.
    • 31:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Joe Oastler.
    • 29:48 Luke Oliver fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 28:38 Shot from long range by Danny Stevens goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 26:08 Substitution Guy Branston comes on in place of Jack Compton.
    • 23:59 Direct free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.
    • 23:59 Sent off Andrew Davies receives a red card.
    • 23:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by Andrew Davies.
    • 21:51 Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Ritchie Jones gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Luke Oliver by Taiwo Atieno results in a free kick. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Joe Oastler. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:10 Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
    • 16:42 Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
    • 15:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Rene Howe. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.
    • 15:23 Header on goal by Mark Stewart from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • Correction - 13:13 Effort on goal by Craig Fagan from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 13:13 Craig Fagan produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 12:37 Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
    • 11:54 The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid. The assistant referee flags for offside against Kyel Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
    • 1:59 Taiwo Atieno challenges Robbie Threlfall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    As it stood on 8 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southend 12 9 25
    2 Crawley Town 12 5 25
    3 AFC Wimbledon 12 4 23
    4 Shrewsbury 12 4 23
    5 Oxford Utd 12 7 22
    6 Morecambe 12 12 21
    7 Cheltenham 12 3 20
    8 Burton Albion 12 3 20
    9 Port Vale 12 7 19
    10 Gillingham 12 5 18
    11 Rotherham 12 2 18
    12 Macclesfield 12 3 17
    13 Swindon 12 5 16
    14 Torquay 12 0 15
    15 Northampton 12 -1 15
    16 Accrington 12 -3 15
    17 Bristol Rovers 12 -6 15
    18 Aldershot 12 -2 14
    19 Crewe 12 -4 13
    20 Dag & Red 12 -5 13
    21 Bradford 12 -4 10
    22 Barnet 12 -11 9
    23 Hereford 12 -17 7
    24 Plymouth 12 -16 5

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