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Bradford   1 - 1   Cheltenham

Bradford City 1 - 1 Cheltenham Town

Bradford City 1-1 Cheltenham

Ten-man Bradford City halted their run of three consecutive home defeats with a draw against Cheltenham Town.

James O'Brien put the Bantams in front with a low left-footed shot.

But Cheltenham won a penalty after 53 minutes when defender Steve Williams fouled Justin Richards and was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Richards equalised from the spot but Julian Alsop later missed a great chance to win it as the visitors failed to capitalise on their extra man.


Bradford City boss Stuart McCall told BBC Radio Leeds:

"That's the third game on the trot we've had to play almost the whole second half with 10 men.

"Having lost three on the trot at home, there was a bit of nervousness and that showed.

"Things are just not going for us again, but we made a mistake for their break that led to their penalty, which was their only shot on goal in the whole game.

"But we have to start giving ourselves a chance by keeping 11 men on the park."

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The players were very good again - in poor conditions. It was really muddy, sticky and slidy out there.

"We made a mistake for the goal, but the players responded perfectly and showed great spirit. I asked for a bit of character in the second half and they certainly gave that.

"It was difficult to see at pitch level if it was a penalty or not, but it was a clear foul".

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bradford 1-1 Cheltenham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • O'Brien 35
  • Richards (pen) 54

Bradford

  • 13 McLaughlan
  • 02 Ramsden yellow card
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 05 Rehman
  • 12 Williams yellow card, red card
  • 04 Flynn
  • 08 Bullock
  • 11 Brandon (Daley 81)
  • 19 O'Brien (Horne 59)
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Hanson

Substitutes

  • 30 Convey,
  • 24 Horne,
  • 07 Daley,
  • 21 Sharry,
  • 26 Neilson,
  • 14 Boulding,
  • 18 Boulding

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Townsend
  • 08 Gallinagh
  • 16 Eastham
  • 02 Bird
  • 07 Pook
  • 10 Hutton (Hayles 80)
  • 19 Pipe
  • 34 Labadie yellow card
  • 09 Richards
  • 39 Alsop

Substitutes

  • 40 Richardson,
  • 06 Diallo,
  • 12 Haynes,
  • 18 Durrant,
  • 22 Lewis,
  • 30 Lee,
  • 38 Hayles
Ref: PawsonAtt: 10,831
BRADFORD
CHELTENHAM

Possession

  • Bradford 52%
  • Cheltenham 48%

Attempts on target

  • Bradford 5
  • Cheltenham 4

Attempts off target

  • Bradford 7
  • Cheltenham 3

Corners

  • Bradford 6
  • Cheltenham 5

Fouls

  • Bradford 17
  • Cheltenham 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:17 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:55 Shot on goal by James Hanson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 90:00+2:46 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Pook from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Michael Flynn.
  • 90:00+2:07 Michael Pook takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Michael Flynn.
  • 90:00+0:53 Unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Omar Daley results in a free kick. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:03 Michael Flynn has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 88:03 Effort on goal by Barry Hayles from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 87:26 Unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. David Bird takes the free kick.
  • 83:51 Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 82:57 James Hanson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 82:26 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Flynn to the near post, clearance by David Pipe.
  • 80:45 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Omar Daley coming on for Chris Brandon.
  • 80:14 David Pipe crosses the ball, Barry Hayles takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
  • 78:43 Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:43 Substitution Barry Hayles on for David Hutton.
  • 78:43 Booking Joss Labadie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:32 Joss Labadie challenges Chris Brandon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 77:38 David Hutton takes a shot. Michael Flynn gets a block in.
  • 76:42 Shot from just outside the box by Michael Flynn goes over the target.
  • 75:54 David Bird concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Evans. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
  • 75:21 Outswinging corner taken by David Hutton, save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 73:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brandon on Andy Gallinagh. David Bird takes the direct free kick.
  • 71:09 David Hutton crosses the ball, Close range header by Julian Alsop goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 70:27 Booking Simon Ramsden receives a caution.
  • 70:05 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Simon Ramsden results in a free kick. David Pipe takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:21 Shot from outside the box by Justin Richards misses to the left of the target.
  • 60:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Horne on Justin Richards. Michael Pook takes the free kick.
  • 59:39 James Hanson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 58:17 Substitution Louis Horne is brought on as a substitute for James O'Brien.
  • 57:16 Corner taken right-footed by James O'Brien from the left by-line to the near post, Ashley Eastham makes a clearance.
  • 55:28 David Hutton takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by James O'Brien.
  • 54:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Zesh Rehman. David Bird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:30 GOAL - Justin RichardsBradford 1 - 1 Cheltenham Justin Richards scores a placed penalty. Bradford 1-1 Cheltenham.
  • 52:22 Sent off Steve Williams sent off.
  • 52:01 Steve Williams challenges Justin Richards unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 51:24 Michael Townsend handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Chris Brandon takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Michael Flynn. Free kick taken by Michael Townsend.
  • 46:29 Gareth Evans is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 45:03 Lee Bullock challenges Justin Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Pipe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:56 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 44:16 Justin Richards challenges Simon Ramsden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by James Hanson. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:14 James O'Brien takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Lee Bullock takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
  • 39:44 Michael Flynn takes a shot. David Pipe gets a block in. James O'Brien takes the outswinging corner, clearance by David Pipe.
  • 37:40 Free kick taken by David Hutton.
  • 37:40 Booking Steve Williams is booked.
  • 37:26 Steve Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Richards.
  • 36:09 James Hanson challenges Michael Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:12 Assist on the goal came from Simon Ramsden.
  • 34:12 GOAL - James O'BrienBradford 1 - 0 Cheltenham James O'Brien finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Cheltenham.
  • 32:57 Joss Labadie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brandon. Free kick taken by James O'Brien.
  • 29:12 Shot from long distance by Michael Flynn goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 28:31 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James O'Brien, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:53 Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 25:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bullock on David Hutton. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 24:09 Unfair challenge on Zesh Rehman by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:12 James O'Brien challenges David Pipe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 21:23 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James O'Brien, clearance made by Julian Alsop.
  • 21:09 Chris Brandon takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 20:37 Michael Flynn takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
  • 20:10 Steve Williams fouled by Justin Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:56 Shot by Julian Alsop. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 15:37 James Hanson challenges Ashley Eastham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:50 Centre by James O'Brien, save by Scott P Brown.
  • 13:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Hutton by Lee Bullock. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 11:31 Corner taken right-footed by David Hutton from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 9:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 8:59 James O'Brien has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 6:06 James O'Brien challenges Joss Labadie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:01 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League Two table
1 Rochdale 24 30 51
2 Bournemouth 24 4 46
3 Rotherham 21 12 39
4 Shrewsbury 25 5 38
5 Notts County 22 26 37
6 Dag & Red 23 7 37
7 Aldershot 22 10 36
8 Bury 23 -1 36
9 Chesterfield 23 3 35
10 Morecambe 24 5 34
11 Accrington 22 2 33
12 Crewe 23 -1 30
13 Bradford 23 -4 30
14 Port Vale 22 1 29
15 Burton Albion 22 0 29
16 Northampton 24 -2 29
17 Barnet 23 -5 28
18 Macclesfield 22 -5 27
19 Torquay 23 -1 25
20 Hereford 22 -6 25
21 Cheltenham 24 -11 24
22 Lincoln City 22 -14 22
23 Grimsby 24 -20 18
24 Darlington 21 -35 8


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