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Bradford   2 - 4   Rotherham

Bradford City v Rotherham United

Bradford 2-4 Rotherham

Rotherham scored two late goals to seal a thrilling victory at Bradford.

Gary Roberts scored a sensational free-kick from 50 yards that went in off the bar before Adam Le Fondre played in Drewe Broughton to slot home.

Bradford had taken the lead when Lee Bullock scored the rebound after Simon Whaley's free-kick struck the wall.

Kevin Ellison slotted into an empty Bradford net and later converted a Le Fondre pass before Michael Flynn made it 2-2 from Scott Neilson's pass.


Bradford City manager Stuart McCall told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I don't think there is a doubt that in the first half they were better than us, but in the second half we gave it everything and were very good.

"Their keeper has pulled off two great saves and at 2-2 we were on top.

"But their last two goals were hard to take as the first saw a free-kick taken from the wrong place and the last goal I've been told was offside.

"We just seem to have had nothing going for us in the second-half but I can't question how hard we worked today.

"We didn't deserve to lose this one at all and I will go on about the officials' display."

Rotherham manager Ronnie Moore:

"I thought we were the best side by a mile. I thought the first half was probably as well as we've played I think.

"As bad as we were the other night, we were brilliant today and nothing but credit for them."


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bradford 2-4 Rotherham FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Bullock 19
  • Flynn 46
  • Ellison 30
  • Ellison 37
  • Roberts 78
  • Broughton 88

Bradford

  • 01 Eastwood
  • 02 Ramsden yellow card
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 06 Clarke yellow card
  • 16 Bateson
  • 04 Flynn yellow card
  • 08 Bullock yellow card
  • 26 Neilson (O'Brien 84)
  • 27 Whaley (Brandon 71)
  • 14 Boulding (Evans 20)
  • 17 Hanson

Substitutes

  • 13 McLaughlan,
  • 24 Horne,
  • 11 Brandon,
  • 19 O'Brien,
  • 09 Evans

Rotherham

  • 01 Warrington
  • 03 Green
  • 05 Sharps
  • 12 Joseph
  • 25 Mills
  • 10 Law
  • 15 Ellison
  • 17 Roberts
  • 18 Rundle (Harrison 60)
  • 22 Broughton yellow card
  • 39 Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 30 Annerson,
  • 11 Brogan,
  • 14 Lynch,
  • 24 Nicholas,
  • 04 Harrison,
  • 09 Pope,
  • 20 Taylor
Ref: ProbertAtt: 11,578
BRADFORD
ROTHERHAM

Possession

  • Bradford 55%
  • Rotherham 45%

Attempts on target

  • Bradford 10
  • Rotherham 9

Attempts off target

  • Bradford 7
  • Rotherham 8

Corners

  • Bradford 6
  • Rotherham 7

Fouls

  • Bradford 14
  • Rotherham 13
  • 90:00+5:03 Drilled shot by Kevin Ellison.
  • 90:00+4:09 Booking Booking for Matthew Clarke.
  • 90:00+3:58 Matthew Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Drewe Broughton. Free kick taken by Nicky Law.
  • 90:00+3:16 Unfair challenge on Drewe Broughton by Simon Ramsden results in a free kick. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:56 James Hanson challenges Ian Sharps unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:41 Gareth Evans takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 89:58 The offside flag is raised against Drewe Broughton. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
  • 88:09 Booking Booking for Simon Ramsden for dissent.
  • 87:46 GOAL - Drewe BroughtonBradford 2 - 4 Rotherham A goal is scored by Drewe Broughton from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 2-4 Rotherham.
  • 86:59 Gareth Evans is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.
  • 85:35 Corner taken right-footed by James O'Brien to the near post, Unfair challenge on Andy Warrington by James Hanson results in a free kick. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:12 James O'Brien takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.
  • 84:22 Chris Brandon has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Andy Warrington makes a save.
  • 83:09 Substitution James O'Brien comes on in place of Scott Neilson.
  • 82:54 Shot by Adam Le Fondre from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 80:22 Chris Brandon takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Marc Joseph.
  • Correction - 79:34 Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Neilson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Neilson from right wing, clearance made by Drewe Broughton.
  • 79:34 Gary Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Neilson. Scott Neilson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 77:14 GOAL - Gary RobertsBradford 2 - 3 Rotherham Free kick scored by Gary Roberts from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 2-3 Rotherham.
  • 76:27 Drewe Broughton fouled by Luke O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 74:44 Michael Flynn produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 69:32 Substitution Chris Brandon replaces Simon Whaley.
  • 69:32 Outswinging corner taken by Simon Whaley. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Whaley played to the near post. Outswinging corner taken by Simon Whaley from the right by-line.
  • 68:54 The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans, Shot by Lee Bullock. Andy Warrington makes a save.
  • 68:27 James Hanson takes a shot from 20 yards. Andy Warrington makes a save.
  • 66:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Michael Flynn. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:22 Gareth Evans has a headed effort at goal, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:53 Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hanson. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
  • 62:33 Booking Michael Flynn is booked.
  • 61:51 Unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Simon Eastwood takes the indirect free kick.
  • 61:00 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hanson. Andy Warrington takes the free kick.
  • 59:56 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Whaley.
  • 58:53 Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:53 Substitution Danny Harrison on for Adam Rundle.
  • 58:53 Drewe Broughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Ramsden.
  • 58:40 Adam Rundle delivers the ball, Luke O'Brien makes a clearance.
  • 57:53 Shot by Gareth Evans. Andy Warrington makes a save.
  • 57:00 Nicky Law gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:09 Ian Sharps has a headed effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.
  • 54:15 Scott Neilson challenges Kevin Ellison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Law takes the free kick.
  • 52:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Clarke.
  • 51:59 Effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from 18 yards. Blocked by Michael Flynn.
  • 49:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Mills on Gareth Evans. Luke O'Brien crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Pablo Mills makes a clearance.
  • 49:05 Marc Joseph is adjudged to have handled the ball. Luke O'Brien takes the indirect free kick.
  • 48:14 Scott Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison. Free kick taken by Adam Rundle.
  • 46:41 Centre by Luke O'Brien, Effort on goal by Michael Flynn from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 45:16 GOAL - Michael FlynnBradford 2 - 2 Rotherham Michael Flynn finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 2-2 Rotherham.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:58 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:22 Simon Whaley delivers the ball.
  • 45:00+0:17 Pablo Mills fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:25 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.
  • 41:41 Foul by Simon Ramsden on Adam Le Fondre, free kick awarded. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:06 Scott Neilson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 39:56 Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.
  • 39:22 Nicky Law fouled by Scott Neilson, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Mills restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:06 Shot by Kevin Ellison. Simon Eastwood makes a save.
  • 36:02 Adam Le Fondre provided the assist for the goal.
  • 36:02 GOAL - Kevin EllisonBradford 1 - 2 Rotherham Kevin Ellison finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-2 Rotherham.
  • 35:42 The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:37 Jonathan Bateson crosses the ball, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.
  • 33:47 Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ian Sharps goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 33:28 Adam Rundle takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Bullock.
  • 32:17 Gareth Evans challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marc Joseph.
  • 31:21 Simon Whaley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 30:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Sharps on Simon Whaley. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:51 The assist for the goal came from Adam Le Fondre.
  • 29:51 GOAL - Kevin EllisonBradford 1 - 1 Rotherham A goal is scored by Kevin Ellison from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-1 Rotherham.
  • 27:55 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Bateson, James Hanson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 25:40 A cross is delivered by Marc Joseph, blocked by Matthew Clarke.
  • 21:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Drewe Broughton. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 20:05 Unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre by Simon Ramsden results in a free kick. Nicky Law delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by James Hanson.
  • 20:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Ramsden on Adam Le Fondre. Nicky Law takes the free kick.
  • 19:54 Lee Bullock takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
  • 18:49 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Gareth Evans coming on for Michael Boulding.
  • 18:49 Nicky Law challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Flynn takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:09 The assist for the goal came from Simon Whaley.
  • 18:09 GOAL - Lee BullockBradford 1 - 0 Rotherham A goal is scored by Lee Bullock from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Rotherham.
  • Correction - 16:17 Pablo Mills challenges Michael Boulding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Whaley,
  • 16:17 Pablo Mills challenges Michael Boulding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Whaley.
  • 13:07 Adam Rundle takes a outswinging corner.
  • 12:12 Nicky Law crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Simon Ramsden.
  • 12:12 Booking Lee Bullock booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 12:01 Lee Bullock challenges Kevin Ellison unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • Correction - 10:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law played to the near post.
  • 10:08 Nicky Law takes a outswinging corner.
  • 9:53 Gary Roberts has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 8:36 Booking Drewe Broughton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 8:23 Drewe Broughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Clarke. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:59 Shot by Scott Neilson from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 6:53 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Ian Sharps clears the crossbar.
  • 6:42 Adam Rundle takes a shot. Jonathan Bateson gets a block in.
  • 6:35 The ball is swung over by Adam Rundle, clearance made by Matthew Clarke.
  • 5:02 The ball is swung over by James Hanson, Pablo Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:19 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Law, Drewe Broughton takes a shot. Save made by Simon Eastwood.
  • 4:05 Nicky Law takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.
  • 2:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Drewe Broughton. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.
  • 1:35 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law played to the near post, Simon Ramsden manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:53 Matthew Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Drewe Broughton. Free kick taken by Adam Rundle.
  • 0:35 Michael Boulding takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.
  • 0:09 Adam Rundle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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