Hereford   2 - 0   Bradford

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Hereford v Bradford

Highlights - Hereford 2-0 Bradford City

Hereford recorded just their second league victory this season against fellow strugglers Bradford City.

Craig Fagan and Michael Flynn both went close for the Bantams before Steven Leslie hit the crossbar for the hosts in an even first half.

The game turned when Flynn saw red for a second bookable offence for a foul on Harry Pell, Leslie firing home the resulting free-kick.

Tom Barkhuizen made the points safe from close range.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hereford director of football Gary Peters told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"The fans were superb. If they see 11 players out on the park and every one of them is giving everything they have got, then supporters will accept performances which aren't brilliant.

"We just kept at it and kept at it and wore them down. They broke in the end, so we have got a win.

"The supporters have had some bad times at home in recent weeks, and you have to get them feeling they are coming out to enjoy themselves, rather than coming out to walk home disappointed."

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"The sending off killed us. It was heading towards a nil-nil. It was a scrappy game and we had some good moments in the first half.

"I thought we were just going to see the game through in terms of making sure we got that point, and [Michael] Flynn let us down. He's a good player but he was on four bookings already. There was no need to do it and its cost us the game.

"It was a scrappy affair. The ball wasn't moving quickly and we didn't produce the football I know we can."

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hereford 2-0 Bradford FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Leslie 79
  • Barkhuizen 89

    Hereford

    • 28 Cornell
    • 03 Heath
    • 24 Stam
    • 29 Todd
    • 04 Pell yellow card
    • 06 Purdie
    • 07 Leslie (Townsend 90+1)
    • 08 Featherstone
    • 18 Clist (Facey 66)
    • 21 Barkhuizen
    • 25 Elder (Arquin 66)

    Substitutes

    • 38 Hoult,
    • 05 Townsend,
    • 20 Dalibard,
    • 09 Arquin,
    • 10 Facey

    Bradford

    • 34 Duke
    • 06 Oliver
    • 24 Moore (Bryan 83)
    • 28 Threlfall
    • 36 Seip
    • 04 Flynn two yellow cards, red card
    • 08 Jones
    • 32 Reid
    • 35 Devitt (Stewart 67)
    • 37 Reed (O'Brien 67)
    • 39 Fagan

    Substitutes

    • 01 McLaughlin,
    • 03 O'Brien,
    • 12 Williams,
    • 26 Bryan,
    • 07 Stewart
    Ref: CollinsAtt: 2,462
    HEREFORD
    BRADFORD

    Possession

    • Hereford 50%
    • Bradford 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Hereford 4
    • Bradford 1

    Attempts off target

    • Hereford 6
    • Bradford 5

    Corners

    • Hereford 6
    • Bradford 4

    Fouls

    • Hereford 12
    • Bradford 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:28 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+2:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Purdie by Kyel Reid. Free kick taken by Robert Purdie.
    • 90:00+0:58 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, save made by David Cornell.
    • 89:54 Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Harry Pell makes a clearance.
    • 89:54 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Michael Townsend coming on for Steven Leslie.
    • 89:54 Foul by Joe Heath on Michael Bryan, free kick awarded.
    • 88:36 Yoann Arquin provided the assist for the goal.
    • 88:36 GOAL - Tom BarkhuizenHereford 2 - 0 Bradford Tom Barkhuizen gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 2-0 Bradford.
    • 88:14 The ball is sent over by Michael Bryan, clearance made by Robert Purdie.
    • 87:13 Foul by Yoann Arquin on Robbie Threlfall, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from own half, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.
    • 86:00 Yoann Arquin has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.
    • 85:15 Foul by Craig Fagan on Harry Pell, free kick awarded. Andy Todd takes the free kick.
    • 84:23 Short corner worked by Steven Leslie, Unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Yoann Arquin results in a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
    • 83:24 Tom Barkhuizen has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 82:43 Substitution Michael Bryan is brought on as a substitute for Liam Moore.
    • 80:59 Yoann Arquin is caught offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
    • 80:20 Craig Fagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Purdie. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.
    • 79:00 GOAL - Steven LeslieHereford 1 - 0 Bradford Steven Leslie hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Hereford 1-0 Bradford.
    • 78:01 Sent off Michael Flynn is sent off by the referee.
    • 77:49 Harry Pell fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 77:37 Centre by Kyel Reid, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:34 Craig Fagan challenges Stefan Stam unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Cornell takes the free kick.
    • 73:42 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall played to the near post, clearance by Joe Heath.
    • 73:35 Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.
    • 70:52 Free kick taken by Steven Leslie. Short corner taken by Nicky Featherstone. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Featherstone, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance. Andy Todd challenges Craig Fagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Oliver. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 70:52 Booking The referee shows Michael Flynn a yellow card.
    • 70:39 Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie.
    • 69:17 Inswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:05 Yoann Arquin sends in a cross, save by Matt Duke.
    • 68:50 The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid, Joe Heath makes a clearance.
    • 65:18 Free kick taken by David Cornell.
    • 65:18 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Luke O'Brien coming on for Adam Reed.
    • 65:18 Substitution Mark Stewart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Devitt.
    • 65:18 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Yoann Arquin coming on for Nathan Elder.
    • 65:18 Substitution Delroy Facey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Clist.
    • 65:18 Jamie Devitt is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 64:03 Adam Reed takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 63:23 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Stefan Stam.
    • 63:12 Centre by Kyel Reid, Robert Purdie gets a block in.
    • 60:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Clist on Adam Reed. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 59:37 The ball is swung over by Tom Barkhuizen, Nathan Elder produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 57:21 Centre by Kyel Reid.
    • 53:45 Luke Oliver challenges Nathan Elder unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Heath crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Matt Duke.
    • 52:01 Ritchie Jones takes the inswinging corner, Robert Purdie makes a clearance.
    • 50:51 The referee blows for offside against Nathan Elder. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
    • 49:58 Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie. Andy Todd delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
    • 49:41 The ball is sent over by Tom Barkhuizen, clearance made by Marcel Seip.
    • 48:41 The ball is crossed by Robert Purdie, clearance by Liam Moore.
    • 45:16 Foul by Marcel Seip on Nathan Elder, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Todd.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:16 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:38 Steven Leslie produces a cross, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.
    • 44:29 Craig Fagan is ruled offside. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.
    • 44:01 The ball is swung over by Craig Fagan, clearance made by Joe Heath.
    • 42:13 Joe Heath takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.
    • 40:00 A cross is delivered by Joe Heath, Close range header by Nathan Elder goes over the crossbar.
    • 39:38 Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Marcel Seip results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Todd.
    • 38:19 Nicky Featherstone concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Simon Clist.
    • 37:41 Foul by Nathan Elder on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.
    • 36:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by Andy Todd. Robbie Threlfall produces a cross, Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Save made by David Cornell.
    • 33:45 Joe Heath has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 32:40 Robert Purdie takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
    • 30:27 Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan clears the bar.
    • 28:33 The ball is sent over by Kyel Reid.
    • 26:36 Centre by Kyel Reid.
    • 25:54 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Clist.
    • 25:13 Steven Leslie takes a shot.
    • 24:31 Corner taken by Nicky Featherstone played to the near post, clearance by Liam Moore.
    • 22:38 Liam Moore produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 21:53 Nathan Elder is caught offside. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 21:17 The referee penalises Nathan Elder for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
    • 20:18 Centre by Tom Barkhuizen.
    • 17:51 A cross is delivered by Joe Heath, Marcel Seip makes a clearance.
    • 17:21 The ball is crossed by Steven Leslie, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 16:39 Michael Flynn has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 15:57 Centre by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Joe Heath.
    • 15:17 Unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Harry Pell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 14:53 Craig Fagan delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Heath.
    • 12:41 Foul by Craig Fagan on Robert Purdie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Todd.
    • 9:41 The ball is sent over by Stefan Stam.
    • 8:17 Centre by Tom Barkhuizen.
    • 6:37 Joe Heath delivers the ball, Robbie Threlfall makes a clearance.
    • 5:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Tom Barkhuizen. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:48 The referee blows for offside. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:09 Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 4:09 Booking Harry Pell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 3:57 Harry Pell challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 2:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Fagan. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Kyel Reid. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Todd from right channel, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Heath on Jamie Devitt. Michael Flynn restarts play with the free kick. The ball is swung over by Jamie Devitt, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan goes over the bar.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    As it stood on 15 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Crawley Town 13 6 28
    2 Southend 13 9 26
    3 Oxford Utd 13 7 23
    4 Cheltenham 13 5 23
    5 Shrewsbury 13 3 23
    6 AFC Wimbledon 13 2 23
    7 Morecambe 13 12 22
    8 Port Vale 13 10 22
    9 Gillingham 13 8 21
    10 Burton Albion 13 1 20
    11 Swindon 13 7 19
    12 Macclesfield 13 3 18
    13 Rotherham 13 -1 18
    14 Bristol Rovers 13 -3 18
    15 Crewe 13 -2 16
    16 Torquay 13 -3 15
    17 Northampton 13 -4 15
    18 Accrington 13 -5 15
    19 Aldershot 13 -3 14
    20 Dag & Red 13 -6 13
    21 Barnet 13 -10 12
    22 Bradford 13 -6 10
    23 Hereford 13 -15 10
    24 Plymouth 13 -15 8

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