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Darlington   0 - 1   Bradford

Darlington 0-1 Bradford City

Darlington 0-1 Bradford City

Darlington are marooned seven points adrift at the bottom of League after being beaten by a Steve Williams goal.

Steve Staunton made five changes but Bradford dominated from the outset, with Michael Boulding, Scott Nielson and Lee Bullock all going close.

The Bantams took the lead as Williams scored with a stooping far post header from Scott Nielson's corner.

James Hanson headed wide for the visitors while Quakers substitute James Collins had a low near post shot saved.


Bradford City manager Stuart McCall told BBC Radio Leeds:

"After the defeat to Rochdale and the manner of our performance it was important we came here and won.

"It doesn't matter that it was not a convincing hammering here at Darlington. That would have been nice but the win is all that mattered.

"We stood up to their long balls and set pieces very well. it wasn't a pretty game but matches like this are all about winning.

"There is no doubt we deserved the three points but we didn't play that well. But we've played very well at other ground this season and not won, so we take this one with pleasure."

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Darlington 0-1 Bradford FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Williams 23

    Darlington

    • 13 Liversedge
    • 03 Bower
    • 19 Milne
    • 20 Giddings
    • 32 Hall yellow card
    • 07 Smith (Main 73)
    • 12 Gray (Convery 73)
    • 28 Hogg yellow card
    • 33 Harsley yellow card
    • 09 Thorpe yellow card
    • 30 Diop (Collins 60)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Jones,
    • 05 Foster,
    • 23 Collins,
    • 14 Smith,
    • 16 Groves,
    • 18 Convery,
    • 15 Main

    Bradford

    • 01 Eastwood
    • 02 Ramsden
    • 03 O'Brien
    • 06 Clarke
    • 12 Williams
    • 04 Flynn
    • 08 Bullock
    • 26 Neilson yellow card
    • 27 Whaley (O'Brien 86)
    • 14 Boulding (Evans 63)
    • 17 Hanson

    Substitutes

    • 13 McLaughlan,
    • 16 Bateson,
    • 24 Horne,
    • 11 Brandon,
    • 19 O'Brien,
    • 09 Evans,
    • 18 Boulding
    Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 2,744
    DARLINGTON
    BRADFORD

    Possession

    • Darlington 51%
    • Bradford 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Darlington 5
    • Bradford 6

    Attempts off target

    • Darlington 1
    • Bradford 9

    Corners

    • Darlington 1
    • Bradford 9

    Fouls

    • Darlington 14
    • Bradford 11
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:20 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+3:30 The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:42 The referee blows for offside. Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Milne by James O'Brien. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:53 The referee blows for offside. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 88:18 Steve Williams challenges Lee Thorpe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Convery from the free kick.
    • 86:24 Matthew Clarke fouled by Lee Thorpe, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:56 James Collins fouled by Steve Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:46 Substitution James O'Brien joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Whaley.
    • 84:46 Unfair challenge on Mark Bower by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 81:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Harsley by Simon Ramsden. Free kick taken by Stuart Giddings.
    • 81:20 Booking Scott Neilson goes into the book for dissent.
    • 79:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by Danny Hall. Michael Flynn has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 78:20 Lee Thorpe takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Hogg from the right by-line. Blocked by Steve Williams.
    • 77:23 Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.
    • 76:58 Unfair challenge on Lee Thorpe by Simon Ramsden results in a free kick. Stuart Giddings takes the direct free kick.
    • 73:46 Booking Lee Thorpe shown a yellow card.
    • 73:37 Foul by Lee Thorpe on Steve Williams, free kick awarded. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:13 Substitution Jeff Smith goes off and Curtis Main comes on.
    • 72:13 Substitution Mark Convery replaces Josh Gray.
    • 71:33 James Collins takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.
    • 70:56 Simon Whaley concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Stuart Giddings takes the free kick.
    • 70:21 James Hanson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
    • 64:28 Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Neilson, Foul by Steve Williams on Lee Thorpe, free kick awarded. Nick Liversedge restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:58 Substitution Gareth Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Boulding.
    • 62:25 Simon Whaley takes a shot. Save made by Nick Liversedge.
    • 61:36 The referee penalises Lee Thorpe for handball. Simon Eastwood takes the indirect free kick.
    • 59:29 Substitution James Collins replaces Mor Diop.
    • 59:15 James Hanson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 58:38 Corner taken right-footed by Simon Whaley.
    • 56:35 The referee blows for offside. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 53:46 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Whaley played to the near post, Mor Diop makes a clearance.
    • 52:57 The referee blows for offside against Mor Diop. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:23 Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Flynn goes wide right of the target.
    • 49:51 Booking Jonathan Hogg receives a yellow card.
    • 49:37 Jonathan Hogg challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:22 The match has reached half-time.
    • 44:35 Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Simon Eastwood makes a save.
    • 40:10 Michael Flynn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:10 Booking Booking for Paul Harsley for unsporting behaviour.
    • 40:01 Paul Harsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bullock.
    • 39:24 Stuart Giddings concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Neilson. Steve Williams takes the indirect free kick.
    • 37:53 Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Harsley. Free kick taken by Danny Hall.
    • 37:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Mor Diop. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.
    • 36:46 Stuart Giddings fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Giddings takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:43 Booking Danny Hall is given a yellow card.
    • 33:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Bower on Scott Neilson. Simon Whaley has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 32:27 James Hanson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 31:58 Unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Josh Gray results in a free kick. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick.
    • 29:19 The referee blows for offside against James Hanson. Indirect free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 27:57 Lee Thorpe challenges Matthew Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Eastwood takes the indirect free kick.
    • 27:20 The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Boulding. Indirect free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 25:50 Lee Thorpe concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Williams. Simon Ramsden restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:20 Simon Ramsden has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 23:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Neilson on Stuart Giddings. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 22:21 Assist by Scott Neilson.
    • 22:21 GOAL - Steve WilliamsDarlington 0 - 1 Bradford Steve Williams scores a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Darlington 0-1 Bradford.
    • 21:56 Floated corner taken right-footed by Scott Neilson,
    • 21:00 Corner taken by Simon Whaley, Steve Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Hall.
    • 16:45 Paul Harsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Boulding. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
    • 15:58 Corner taken by Simon Whaley, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 15:18 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Whaley from the right by-line, Andrew Milne makes a clearance.
    • 15:00 James Hanson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Bower.
    • 13:17 Lee Thorpe challenges Steve Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Flynn.
    • 11:14 Lee Thorpe is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.
    • 10:42 Lee Bullock has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 10:11 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Whaley from the right by-line.
    • 9:42 Scott Neilson takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Liversedge.
    • 8:52 Lee Thorpe takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.
    • 7:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Smith on Michael Boulding. Luke O'Brien crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Stuart Giddings manages to make a clearance.
    • 7:02 Mor Diop is caught offside. Steve Williams takes the free kick.
    • 6:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Whaley from the left by-line, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 5:58 James Hanson takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Milne.
    • 5:31 The offside flag is raised against Michael Boulding. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 3:57 Shot from just outside the box by Michael Boulding misses to the right of the goal.
    • 1:34 The official flags Michael Boulding offside. Nick Liversedge restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:04 Paul Harsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Boulding. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Flynn.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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