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Cheltenham   4 - 5   Bradford

Bradford edged a nine-goal thriller to secure their first win of the season.

James O'Brien rifled in their first goal of the campaign in the second minute but Elvis Hammond levelled.

Michael Townsend cancelled out Gareth Evans's fine solo effort for Bradford to make it 2-2 after only 10 minutes, before James Hanson converted a corner.

Justin Richards' overhead kick made it 3-3 but headed goals by Steve Williams and Simon Ramsden ensured Richards' second was only a consolation.


Cheltenham Town manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"There were far too many individual errors, some individual poor performances and the defending at times was shocking, we can't defend like that.

"It wasn't until the second half, near the end, when we started to get some passes together, but overall it was a poor performance.

"Yes there was some pride that they came back, but I don't want to be in that position in the first place."

Bradford City manager Stuart McCall told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I feel sick after that one and I'm so happy we held out to win.

"We scored some great goals and it was nice the set-piece goals we worked on in training came off in the match.

"It's just nice to finally have a win and now we have to build on this. I was very proud of the team."


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Saturday, 22 August 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cheltenham 4-5 Bradford FT
(HT 3-3)
  • Hammond 4
  • Townsend 12
  • Richards 43
  • Richards 89
  • O'Brien 2
  • Evans 7
  • Hanson 20
  • Williams 50
  • Ramsden 71

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Ridley
  • 04 Duff (Hayles 14)
  • 05 Townsend
  • 06 Diallo
  • 08 Gallinagh
  • 02 Bird
  • 10 Hutton
  • 16 Bozanic (Haynes 15)
  • 09 Richards
  • 11 Hammond (Alsop 45+1)

Substitutes

  • 40 Richardson,
  • 12 Haynes,
  • 14 Watkins,
  • 17 Low,
  • 19 Denton,
  • 38 Hayles,
  • 39 Alsop

Bradford

  • 01 Eastwood
  • 02 Ramsden
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 05 Rehman
  • 12 Williams
  • 04 Flynn
  • 08 Bullock
  • 15 Colbeck
  • 19 O'Brien
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Hanson

Substitutes

  • 13 McLaughlan,
  • 06 Clarke,
  • 24 Horne,
  • 11 Brandon,
  • 10 Thorne,
  • 14 Boulding
Ref: HegleyAtt: 3,073
CHELTENHAM
BRADFORD

Possession

  • Cheltenham 49%
  • Bradford 51%

Attempts on target

  • Cheltenham 4
  • Bradford 7

Attempts off target

  • Cheltenham 5
  • Bradford 6

Corners

  • Cheltenham 7
  • Bradford 5

Fouls

  • Cheltenham 10
  • Bradford 11
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:36 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:07 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 90:00+2:34 Shot by Julian Alsop (Cheltenham) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 90:00+2:23 Cross by David Hutton (Cheltenham), resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:04 Joe Colbeck (Bradford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:59 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 90:00+0:48 Cross by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham), clearance by Steve Williams (Bradford).
  • 90:00+0:32 Foul by James O'Brien (Bradford) on Andy Gallinagh (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, passed.
  • 90:00+0:18 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 88:34 Assist (cross) by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham) from left side of penalty area.
  • 88:34 GOAL - Justin RichardsCheltenham 4 - 5 Bradford Goal by Justin Richards (Cheltenham) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Cheltenham 4-5 Bradford.
  • 88:14 Pass corner from right by-line taken by Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 86:59 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) to far post, shot by James Hanson (Bradford) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.
  • 86:12 Michael Flynn (Bradford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:21 Shot by David Bird (Cheltenham) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
  • 85:03 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 84:34 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to near post, clearance by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 84:00 Shot by Gareth Evans (Bradford) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Drissa Diallo (Cheltenham).
  • 83:27 Foul by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham) on Gareth Evans (Bradford). Free kick taken left-footed by Luke O'Brien (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 82:59 Defending throw-in by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 82:25 Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 81:59 Foul by James Hanson (Bradford) on Michael Townsend (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 81:38 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 81:11 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 81:01 Shot by Michael Flynn (Bradford) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 80:27 Foul by Gareth Evans (Bradford) on Lee Ridley (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 79:36 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to near post, clearance by James Hanson (Bradford).
  • 79:11 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 79:00 Shot by James O'Brien (Bradford) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 78:28 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 78:18 Shot by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 77:58 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 77:34 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 77:09 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 76:26 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 75:34 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • Correction - 75:26 The ball is delivered by Kyle Haynes.
  • 75:26 Cross by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham), resulting in open play.
  • 75:06 Foul by James Hanson (Bradford) on Michael Townsend (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by David Bird (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:40 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 74:13 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to near post, clearance by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 73:34 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 72:44 Handball by Justin Richards (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 72:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 70:22 GOAL - Simon RamsdenCheltenham 3 - 5 Bradford Headed goal by Simon Ramsden (Bradford) (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Cheltenham 3-5 Bradford.
  • 69:42 Foul by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham) on Joe Colbeck (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 69:32 Cross by Joe Colbeck (Bradford), clearance by Andy Gallinagh (Cheltenham).
  • 68:55 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 68:48 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 68:13 Julian Alsop (Cheltenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Ramsden (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 67:59 Shot by James Hanson (Bradford) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 67:28 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 66:59 Cross by Simon Ramsden (Bradford), clearance by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 66:29 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 65:49 Shot by Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 65:40 Cross by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham), resulting in open play.
  • 65:07 Cross by Michael Flynn (Bradford), resulting in open play.
  • 64:46 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 64:12 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) to near post, clearance by Julian Alsop (Cheltenham).
  • 64:06 Cross by Joe Colbeck (Bradford), clearance by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham).
  • 63:31 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 62:13 Cross by Joe Colbeck (Bradford), clearance by Andy Gallinagh (Cheltenham).
  • 61:27 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 61:00 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 60:35 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 60:21 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 60:15 Cross by James O'Brien (Bradford), resulting in open play.
  • 59:57 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 59:15 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 58:53 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 57:57 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 57:43 Shot by James O'Brien (Bradford) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • Correction - 57:17 Lee Ridley sends in a cross, save by Simon Eastwood.
  • 57:17 Cross by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham), save (caught) by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 56:58 James Hanson (Bradford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, passed.
  • 55:59 Foul by Julian Alsop (Cheltenham) on Simon Eastwood (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 55:45 Defending throw-in by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 55:37 Defending throw-in by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 54:13 Foul by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham) on James Hanson (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Flynn (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 53:32 Michael Flynn crosses the ball, Steve Williams takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
  • 53:32 Cross by Michael Flynn (Bradford), shot by Steve Williams (Bradford) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 53:07 Attacking throw-in by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 52:39 Handball by James Hanson (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:43 Foul by Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) on Simon Eastwood (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 50:52 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 49:48 Assist (cross) by James Hanson (Bradford) from left side of penalty area.
  • 49:48 GOAL - Steve WilliamsCheltenham 3 - 4 Bradford Headed goal by Steve Williams (Bradford) (high centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Cheltenham 3-4 Bradford.
  • 48:40 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 48:14 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 47:47 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to near post, clearance by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 46:32 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 45:48 Attacking throw-in by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 45:22 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:03 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:43 Defending throw-in by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 45:00+2:24 Attacking throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 45:00+2:00 Defending throw-in by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham).
  • 45:00+1:26 Foul by Julian Alsop (Cheltenham) on Lee Bullock (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:35 Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Elvis Hammond replaced by Julian Alsop (injury).
  • 45:00+0:28 James Hanson (Bradford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:18 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 45:00+0:07 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 44:11 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 43:37 Foul by Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) on Steve Williams (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 43:15 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 42:15 GOAL - Justin RichardsCheltenham 3 - 3 Bradford Goal by Justin Richards (Cheltenham) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Cheltenham 3-3 Bradford.
  • 41:51 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 41:19 Attacking throw-in by David Bird (Cheltenham).
  • 41:10 Cross by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham), resulting in open play.
  • 39:29 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 38:58 Attacking throw-in by David Bird (Cheltenham).
  • 38:19 Attacking throw-in by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 37:38 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 36:41 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 36:33 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 36:08 Foul by James O'Brien (Bradford) on David Hutton (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 35:28 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 34:27 Cross by James O'Brien (Bradford), save (caught) by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 33:36 Foul by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham) on Gareth Evans (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) from own half, passed.
  • 33:20 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 32:56 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 32:44 Shot by Elvis Hammond (Cheltenham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 32:17 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 31:45 Goal kick taken long by Simon Eastwood (Bradford).
  • 30:53 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 30:27 Defending throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 29:51 Attacking throw-in by David Bird (Cheltenham).
  • 29:29 Cross by Gareth Evans (Bradford), save (caught) by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 27:43 Foul by Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham) on Gareth Evans (Bradford). Free kick taken left-footed by Luke O'Brien (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 27:06 Foul by James Hanson (Bradford) on Kyle Haynes (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:43 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 26:28 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 26:10 Cross by James O'Brien (Bradford), clearance by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham).
  • 25:17 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 24:44 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 23:58 Foul by Luke O'Brien (Bradford) on David Hutton (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 23:51 Cross by Joe Colbeck (Bradford), clearance by Drissa Diallo (Cheltenham).
  • 23:12 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 22:51 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 22:12 Foul by Justin Richards (Cheltenham) on Steve Williams (Bradford). Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.
  • 21:32 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 20:42 Barry Hayles (Cheltenham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Simon Eastwood (Bradford) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 19:23 Assist (cross) by James O'Brien (Bradford) from left by-line.
  • 19:23 GOAL - James HansonCheltenham 2 - 3 Bradford goal by James Hanson (Bradford) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Cheltenham 2-3 Bradford.
  • 18:57 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James O'Brien (Bradford) to centre,
  • 18:51 Cross by Joe Colbeck (Bradford), resulting in open play.
  • 18:37 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 18:11 Shot by James O'Brien (Bradford) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
  • 16:31 Attacking throw-in by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 15:54 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 15:37 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 15:15 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 14:22 Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Oliver Bozanic replaced by Kyle Haynes (injury).
  • 13:55 Foul by Michael Flynn (Bradford) on David Hutton (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 13:32 Attacking throw-in by David Bird (Cheltenham).
  • 13:07 Substitution Cheltenham substitution: Shane Duff replaced by Barry Hayles (injury).
  • 11:17 Assist (cross) by David Hutton (Cheltenham) from left channel.
  • 11:17 GOAL - Michael TownsendCheltenham 2 - 2 Bradford headed goal by Michael Townsend (Cheltenham) (top-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Cheltenham 2-2 Bradford.
  • 8:16 Foul by James O'Brien (Bradford) on Oliver Bozanic (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) from left channel,
  • 7:36 Foul by Steve Williams (Bradford) on Oliver Bozanic (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by David Hutton (Cheltenham) from left by-line, resulting in open play.
  • 6:28 GOAL - Gareth EvansCheltenham 1 - 2 Bradford Goal by Gareth Evans (Bradford) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Cheltenham 1-2 Bradford.
  • 5:51 Foul by James Hanson (Bradford) on Shane Duff (Cheltenham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.
  • 5:08 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 4:46 Shot by Gareth Evans (Bradford) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.
  • 4:09 Defending throw-in by Luke O'Brien (Bradford).
  • 3:10 Assist (cross) by Oliver Bozanic (Cheltenham) from left by-line.
  • 3:10 GOAL - Elvis HammondCheltenham 1 - 1 Bradford Goal by Elvis Hammond (Cheltenham) right-footed (high centre of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Cheltenham 1-1 Bradford.
  • 2:29 Attacking throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 1:38 Assist (cross) by Gareth Evans (Bradford) from left by-line.
  • 1:38 GOAL - James O'BrienCheltenham 0 - 1 Bradford Goal by James O'Brien (Bradford) volleyed right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Cheltenham 0-1 Bradford.
  • 0:54 Attacking throw-in by Simon Ramsden (Bradford).
  • 0:31 Defending throw-in by Lee Ridley (Cheltenham).
  • 0:06 Attacking throw-in by Michael Flynn (Bradford).
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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League Two results

22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Aldershot 3-1 Accrington Stanley R
Bury 0-1 Grimsby R
Cheltenham 4-5 Bradford R
Crewe 1-0 Hereford R
Lincoln City 0-2 Burton Albion R
Morecambe 2-2 Macclesfield R
Northampton 2-0 Bournemouth R
Notts County 3-0 Dag & Red R
Port Vale 1-0 Darlington R
Shrewsbury 1-1 Chesterfield R
Torquay 0-1 Barnet R

League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Notts County 4 11 9
2 Dag & Red 4 5 9
3 Crewe 4 5 9
4 Bournemouth 4 3 9
5 Northampton 4 4 7
6 Barnet 4 2 7
7 Cheltenham 4 1 7
8 Chesterfield 4 0 7
9 Aldershot 4 2 6
10 Burton Albion 4 1 6
11 Torquay 4 1 6
12 Rotherham 3 1 6
13 Lincoln City 4 0 6
14 Bury 4 -1 6
15 Port Vale 4 -1 5
16 Macclesfield 4 -2 5
17 Shrewsbury 4 -3 5
18 Rochdale 3 0 4
19 Bradford 4 -6 4
20 Grimsby 4 -5 3
21 Accrington Stanley 4 -5 3
22 Hereford 4 -3 2
23 Morecambe 4 -5 2
24 Darlington 4 -5 0


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