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Bradford 2-1 Notts County

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Bradford striker Peter Thorne took up from where he left off last season with two goals to clinch the Bantams' win over Notts County.

Thorne, last term's leading scorer for the Bantams, headed his side ahead from new signing Paul Arnison's cross.

The striker who scored a hat-trick in last season's corresponding fixture, doubled the Bantams' advantage with a smart overhead kick from six yards.

Richard Butcher pulled a goal back for the Magpies to set up a tense finish.

Bradford: Rhys Evans, Arnison (Moncur 75), Lee, Clarke, Heckingbottom, Daley, Bullock, McLaren, Nix, Conlon (Boulding 77), Thorne.
Subs Not Used: Bower, Topp, Sharry.

Booked: Arnison.

Goals: Thorne 21, 61.

Notts County: Pilkington, Beardsley, Edwards, Johnson, Mayo, Hamshaw, Nowland, Butcher, Weston, Forrester, Facey (Canham 82).
Subs Not Used: Tann, MacKenzie, Smith, Weir-Daley.

Booked: Canham.

Goals: Butcher 73.

Att: 14,038

Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).

see also
Magpies complete Fairclough swoop
07 Aug 08 |  Notts County

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