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Bradford   1 - 0   Gillingham

Bradford 1-0 Gillingham

Bradford 1-0 Gillingham

Steve Williams' stoppage-time header defeated Gillingham and ended Bradford City's four-match losing streak.

The home side struggled in the first-half but the introduction of former England and Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie inspired improvement.

The Gillingham defence appeared to be untroubled as Bradford pushed forward in desperate search of a winner.

But Williams rose highest to head in Tommy Doherty's cross and secure City's second win of the season.


Bradford City assistant manager Wayne Jacobs told BBC Radio Leeds:
"We're absolutely delighted. It's come in the last minute but they say that's the best time to get a goal.

"I thought that we played some decent football at times in the second half and you're just hoping that goal comes.

"Obviously we would have loved an earlier goal but it didn't come and I think fair play to Gillingham they clawed their way back."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"We've worked our socks off for 90 plus minutes and conceded a soft goal at the end.

"I'd like to see the goal again but for me the keeper has got to do better. He has not had to make a save in the game, it's the only real shot they have had.

"To get it that close at the end and then lose is a bitter pill to take."

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bradford 1-0 Gillingham FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Williams 90+2

    Bradford

    • 01 McLaughlan
    • 03 O'Brien
    • 06 Oliver
    • 12 Williams
    • 15 Hunt
    • 16 Duff
    • 28 Threlfall (Hendrie 46)
    • 08 Doherty
    • 22 Bullock
    • 10 Speight (Osborne 46 yellow card)
    • 19 Moult (Evans 66)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Saxton,
    • 05 Rehman,
    • 07 Daley,
    • 11 Hendrie,
    • 14 Osborne,
    • 23 Syers,
    • 09 Evans

    Gillingham

    • 26 Cronin
    • 03 Nutter
    • 15 Lawrence
    • 16 Gowling
    • 02 Fuller yellow card
    • 08 Bentley
    • 12 Palmer (Weston 63)
    • 17 Spiller
    • 28 Payne
    • 10 McDonald (Aborah 77)
    • 27 Akinfenwa (Oli 63)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Julian,
    • 04 Weston,
    • 07 Maher,
    • 30 Aborah,
    • 09 McCammon,
    • 21 Oli,
    • 23 Payne
    Ref: LangfordAtt: 10,722
    BRADFORD
    GILLINGHAM

    Possession

    • Bradford 51%
    • Gillingham 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Bradford 3
    • Gillingham 4

    Attempts off target

    • Bradford 6
    • Gillingham 3

    Corners

    • Bradford 1
    • Gillingham 5

    Fouls

    • Bradford 6
    • Gillingham 12
    • Final Result
    • 101:59 The referee gets the game underway.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:39 Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 90:00+2:54 Curtis Weston has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.
    • 90:00+1:59 Assist on the goal came from Shane Duff.
    • 90:00+1:59 GOAL - Steve WilliamsBradford 1 - 0 Gillingham Steve Williams finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 1-0 Gillingham.
    • 90:00+1:56 The ball is swung over by Shane Duff,
    • 90:00+1:06 Mark Bentley challenges Lee Bullock unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke O'Brien from right wing, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:18 Header by Shane Duff from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 89:33 Free kick crossed by Luke O'Brien.
    • 89:33 Booking Barry Fuller receives a yellow card.
    • 89:28 Barry Fuller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osborne.
    • 89:10 Steve Williams fouled by Curtis Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Hunt takes the indirect free kick.
    • 88:30 Barry Fuller concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osborne. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
    • 87:02 The offside flag is raised against Leon Osborne. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
    • 86:24 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 84:36 Inswinging corner from left by-line crossed in by Lee Hendrie, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.
    • 84:19 Leon Osborne takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Gowling.
    • 81:48 Foul by Lee Hendrie on Jack Payne, free kick awarded. Danny Spiller crosses the ball, Stanley Aborah takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.
    • 80:57 Unfair challenge on Stanley Aborah by Steve Williams results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Nutter from right channel, clearance made by Lewis Hunt.
    • 80:20 The ball is delivered by Luke O'Brien.
    • 76:21 Substitution Stanley Aborah replaces Cody McDonald.
    • 75:23 Luke Oliver challenges Jack Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.
    • 74:00 Foul by Danny Spiller on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. Lewis Hunt takes the free kick.
    • 72:59 Leon Osborne sends in a cross, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
    • 72:04 Dennis Oli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Hunt. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 71:26 Tommy Doherty delivers the ball.
    • 70:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Duff by Dennis Oli. Lee Bullock takes the free kick.
    • 70:23 The ball is sent over by Lee Bullock, save by Lance Cronin.
    • 70:15 Luke O'Brien sends in a cross, Mark Bentley makes a clearance.
    • 65:46 Substitution Gareth Evans on for Louis Moult.
    • 64:52 The ball is sent over by Tommy Doherty, comfortable save by Lance Cronin.
    • 63:37 The ball is crossed by John Nutter, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 62:27 Substitution Curtis Weston on for Chris Palmer.
    • 62:27 Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Dennis Oli coming on for Adebayo Akinfenwa.
    • 61:37 The ball is swung over by Lee Hendrie, clearance by Josh Gowling.
    • 61:19 Centre by Lewis Hunt, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
    • 60:33 Shot by Lee Hendrie from 25 yards. Lance Cronin makes a comfortable save.
    • 58:17 Centre by Luke O'Brien.
    • 56:50 The ball is sent over by Lewis Hunt, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tommy Doherty goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 53:10 Booking The referee shows Leon Osborne a yellow card.
    • Correction - 53:06 Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Leon Osborne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
    • 53:06 Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Leon Osborne results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:32 Louis Moult takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 50:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osborne by Mark Bentley. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:49 Barry Fuller concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osborne. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Doherty from left wing.
    • 47:30 Mark Bentley concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke O'Brien. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 46:28 The ball is sent over by John Nutter, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Cody McDonald misses to the left of the goal.
    • 45:47 Barry Fuller has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 45:18 Substitution Leon Osborne replaces Jake Speight.
    • 45:18 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Lee Hendrie coming on for Robbie Threlfall.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 44:37 John Nutter crosses the ball.
    • 43:10 Danny Spiller concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Doherty. Free kick crossed by Robbie Threlfall, save by Lance Cronin.
    • 41:00 Jack Payne takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 39:48 Luke O'Brien challenges Cody McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Payne restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:05 The referee blows for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Indirect free kick taken by Shane Duff.
    • 34:56 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, Tommy Doherty makes a clearance.
    • 34:45 Jack Payne produces a cross.
    • 33:02 Mark Bentley sends in a cross.
    • 32:45 Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Tommy Doherty makes a clearance.
    • 31:08 The ball is sent over by Chris Palmer, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 29:18 The ball is sent over by Barry Fuller.
    • Correction - 27:03 Jake Speight is ruled offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:03 The referee blows for offside.
    • 26:26 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Palmer, Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.
    • 26:11 Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 25:51 Shot from 20 yards from Cody McDonald. Blocked by Lewis Hunt.
    • 21:31 Effort from 25 yards by Danny Spiller. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 17:58 Luke Oliver is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
    • 15:21 Centre by Lewis Hunt.
    • 13:20 Adebayo Akinfenwa is caught offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.
    • 10:45 Robbie Threlfall produces a cross, Header on goal by Tommy Doherty from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 8:03 Robbie Threlfall produces a cross, Luke Oliver has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
    • 7:16 Foul by Matthew Lawrence on Jake Speight, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:51 The ball is delivered by Tommy Doherty.
    • 2:00 The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
    • 1:26 The offside flag is raised against Jake Speight. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
    • 0:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line.
    • 0:07 Unfair challenge on John Nutter by Luke Oliver results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Shrewsbury 7 8 16
    2 Port Vale 7 8 16
    3 Chesterfield 7 9 15
    4 Torquay 7 7 14
    5 Rotherham 7 6 14
    6 Accrington 7 6 11
    7 Burton Albion 7 3 10
    8 Cheltenham 7 -4 10
    9 Crewe 7 8 9
    10 Oxford Utd 7 4 9
    11 Bury 7 -2 9
    12 Stockport 7 -3 9
    13 Wycombe 7 1 8
    14 Aldershot 7 0 8
    15 Stevenage 7 0 7
    16 Southend 7 -2 7
    17 Northampton 7 -4 7
    18 Lincoln City 7 -5 7
    19 Bradford 7 -6 7
    20 Gillingham 7 -1 6
    21 Morecambe 7 -6 6
    22 Macclesfield 7 -8 5
    23 Hereford 7 -9 5
    24 Barnet 7 -10 5

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