BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 17:17 GMT, Saturday, 1 May 2010 18:17 UK

Bradford   2 - 0   Northampton

Bradford 2-0 Northampton

Bradford 2-0 Northampton

A brilliant double by Gareth Evans extended Bradford's unbeaten run to five games and as good as ended 10-man Northampton's play-off hopes.

Evans gave the Bantams the lead on 12 minutes when he turned neatly and fired home a wonderful 25-yard effort.

Northampton's chances were further hit after 37 minutes when Dean Beckwith was sent off for pulling back Leon Osborne.

Billy McKay hit the post with a fine strike for the visitors but Evans volleyed home late on to seal the win.

To reach the play-offs Northampton must now win their final game of the season next Saturday against Bury, who are also hoping to finish in the top seven, and hope that three other results go in their favour.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"They had a wonder strike - a fantastic goal. Our chances were simpler and we missed them.

"How Billy (McKay) missed that one at the back post we'll never know.

"In the second half we had a go and threw caution to the wind. But we left ourselves exposed at the back and they could have scored more if it hadn't been for (goalkeeper) Jason Steele."

Live text and stats

 

Saturday, 1 May 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bradford 2-0 Northampton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Evans 12
  • Evans 81

    Bradford

    • 13 McLaughlan
    • 05 Rehman (Ramsden 57)
    • 06 Clarke
    • 12 Williams
    • 28 Threlfall
    • 04 Flynn
    • 08 Bullock
    • 31 Grant
    • 33 Bolder
    • 09 Evans
    • 20 Osborne

    Substitutes

    • 40 Glennon,
    • 02 Ramsden,
    • 03 O'Brien,
    • 16 Bateson,
    • 19 O'Brien,
    • 26 Neilson,
    • 15 Kendall

    Northampton

    • 26 Steele
    • 02 Rodgers
    • 03 Johnson yellow card
    • 06 Beckwith red card
    • 23 Gilbert (Thornton 73)
    • 08 Osman
    • 11 Holt
    • 12 Gilligan
    • 14 Davis
    • 10 Akinfenwa (Guinan 73)
    • 17 Mckay (Herbert 73)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Dunn,
    • 05 Hinton,
    • 19 Curtis,
    • 15 Dyer,
    • 30 Thornton,
    • 09 Guinan,
    • 22 Herbert
    Ref: CrossleyAtt: 12,403
    BRADFORD
    NORTHAMPTON

    Possession

    • Bradford 52%
    • Northampton 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Bradford 10
    • Northampton 6

    Attempts off target

    • Bradford 3
    • Northampton 4

    Corners

    • Bradford 7
    • Northampton 4

    Fouls

    • Bradford 9
    • Northampton 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:03 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+1:51 Effort on goal by Gareth Evans from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 90:00+1:33 Ryan Gilligan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:13 Michael Flynn takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 89:47 Leon Osborne takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 89:05 The referee blows for offside against Steve Guinan. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 88:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers by Gavin Grant. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:50 Corner taken short by Simon Ramsden.
    • 84:39 Gavin Grant takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Holt.
    • 84:01 Gareth Evans is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 83:30 Abdul Osman challenges Robbie Threlfall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Flynn takes the direct free kick.
    • 82:43 Gavin Grant is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 80:46 Assist on the goal came from Adam Bolder.
    • 80:46 GOAL - Gareth EvansBradford 2 - 0 Northampton Gareth Evans fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 2-0 Northampton.
    • 78:23 Gavin Grant takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 77:37 Gavin Grant takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Holt.
    • 74:42 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Davis, clearance made by Steve Williams.
    • 74:14 Gareth Evans is caught offside. Andrew Holt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:24 Substitution Peter Gilbert goes off and Kevin Thornton comes on.
    • 72:24 Substitution Courtney Herbert comes on in place of Billy Mckay.
    • 72:24 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa goes off and Steve Guinan comes on.
    • 71:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa by Matthew Clarke. Billy Mckay has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Michael Flynn gets a block in.
    • 70:46 The referee blows for offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 68:24 Liam Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Clarke. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Gilligan from the left by-line, Michael Flynn manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:43 Ryan Gilligan concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osborne. Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:06 Foul by Adam Bolder on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 65:03 Shot on goal by Liam Davis from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • 63:36 Leon Osborne takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 63:11 Short corner worked by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 62:17 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam Davis from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Flynn manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:44 Leon Osborne takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Liam Davis.
    • 59:42 Foul by Michael Flynn on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
    • 56:31 Substitution Simon Ramsden on for Zesh Rehman.
    • 56:31 Gareth Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 55:28 Shot by Gareth Evans. Andrew Holt gets a block in.
    • 53:45 Unfair challenge on Steve Williams by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Steve Williams takes the free kick.
    • 51:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
    • 50:23 A cross is delivered by Adam Bolder, Michael Flynn has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 48:39 The offside flag is raised against Billy Mckay. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:54 Adam Bolder challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from right wing.
    • 46:46 John Johnson challenges Gareth Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bolder.
    • 45:49 Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bullock. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
    • 45:15 Foul by Michael Flynn on Abdul Osman, free kick awarded. Paul Rodgers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:53 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+2:51 Booking John Johnson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+1:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by John Johnson. Free kick taken by Steve Williams.
    • 43:15 Abdul Osman is ruled offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
    • 42:51 Outswinging corner taken by Liam Davis, Steve Williams makes a clearance.
    • 42:29 Headed effort from close range by Billy Mckay bounces off the post.
    • 41:56 Liam Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Clarke.
    • 41:14 Matthew Clarke challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Mckay restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Evans. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 36:44 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Flynn.
    • 36:44 Sent off The referee red cards Dean Beckwith for professional foul.
    • 36:21 Leon Osborne fouled by Dean Beckwith, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 34:51 The ball is swung over by Peter Gilbert, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 28:59 Matthew Clarke challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Davis produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 23:42 Billy Mckay produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 21:01 Gareth Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 19:18 Billy Mckay takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 15:16 Peter Gilbert produces a cross, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 13:54 Zesh Rehman fouled by Billy Mckay, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:55 GOAL - Gareth EvansBradford 1 - 0 Northampton Gareth Evans grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Northampton.
    • 11:13 Unfair challenge on Matthew Clarke by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 8:44 Gareth Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 8:09 Effort from 18 yards by Liam Davis. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 7:27 Gareth Evans is caught offside. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:11 Ryan Gilligan takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 2:20 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line to the near post, Peter Gilbert manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Robbie Threlfall. Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

    Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



    Print Sponsor



    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 May 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Notts County 45 65 92
    2 Bournemouth 45 18 83
    3 Rochdale 45 35 82
    4 Rotherham 45 6 73
    5 Aldershot 45 14 72
    6 Morecambe 45 8 70
    7 Dag & Red 45 9 69
    8 Bury 45 -5 68
    9 Port Vale 45 11 67
    10 Chesterfield 45 -2 67
    11 Northampton 45 9 66
    12 Shrewsbury 45 1 62
    13 Accrington 45 -12 60
    14 Burton Albion 45 -3 59
    15 Bradford 45 -4 59
    16 Torquay 45 9 56
    17 Hereford 45 -14 56
    18 Crewe 45 -4 55
    19 Macclesfield 45 -9 53
    20 Lincoln City 45 -23 49
    21 Cheltenham 45 -17 47
    22 Barnet 45 -17 45
    23 Grimsby 45 -23 44
    24 Darlington 45 -52 30


    see also


    BBC navigation

    BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

    This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.