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Lincoln City   1 - 2   Bradford

Lincoln City 1-2 Bradford

Lincoln City 1-2 Bradford

A great goal by Gareth Evans proved to be the worthy winner as Bradford downed lowly Lincoln.

The Imps, who have not played a game in five weeks, were behind after just two minutes when a dreadful mix-up at the back allowed James Hanson to poke home.

Evans was then deemed to have handled inside the area, and Ashley Grimes drew the home side level.

But Evans was not to be the villain, as he held off two defenders and lashed the ball into the top corner.


Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:
"We can't keep conceding goals and giving teams a head start and then trying to get back into the game.

"In the last 20 minutes we had four or five decent chances but we shouldn't be in a position where we're trying to catch up and we should have at least got a point.

"We probably need to get two or three older heads in but it's not easy to get those players. Going forward we're not too bad but I can't believe how many free headers they had in our 18-yard box, it's not good enough."

Bradford City manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds:
"Victorious sounds nice, it feels better and there were some good things but some hairy things at the end.

"We cause ourselves problems, it's a little bit of a confidence thing.

"I think if we were to be on a good run and the players would be in good form then I think we would have kept the ball a bit more but when your in the situation that we've been in sometimes the boys haven't got enough confidence."

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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Lincoln City 1-2 Bradford FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Grimes (pen) 25
  • Hanson 2
  • Evans 42

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 04 Watts
  • 05 Swaibu
  • 19 Clapham yellow card
  • 28 Hoyte
  • 07 Carayol yellow card (Hutchinson 76)
  • 11 Kerr yellow card (Howell 71)
  • 14 O'Keefe
  • 17 Jarrett (McCallum 71)
  • 29 Grimes
  • 18 Facey

Substitutes

  • 20 Musselwhite,
  • 03 Anderson,
  • 09 McCallum,
  • 15 Howell,
  • 25 Hughton,
  • 10 Broughton,
  • 27 Hutchinson

Bradford

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 12 Williams
  • 16 Duff
  • 28 Threlfall (Daley 76)
  • 29 Eckersley
  • 20 Adeyemi
  • 22 Bullock
  • 23 Syers yellow card
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Hanson

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin,
  • 06 Oliver,
  • 26 Kiernan,
  • 07 Daley,
  • 08 Doherty,
  • 25 Chilaka,
  • 30 Price
Ref: BrownAtt: 3,225
LINCOLN CITY
BRADFORD

Possession

  • Lincoln City 48%
  • Bradford 52%

Attempts on target

  • Lincoln City 1
  • Bradford 2

Attempts off target

  • Lincoln City 5
  • Bradford 3

Corners

  • Lincoln City 9
  • Bradford 11

Fouls

  • Lincoln City 13
  • Bradford 9
  • Final Result
  • 94:10 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:44 James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Hoyte. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:49 Effort from inside the area by Ben Hutchinson misses to the right of the target.
  • 88:43 The ball is sent over by Ben Hutchinson, Luke Howell makes a clearance.
  • 87:35 Delroy Facey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Duff. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 85:51 Josh O'Keefe challenges Omar Daley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Williams takes the free kick.
  • 84:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Clapham by James Hanson. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 83:27 Corner taken right-footed by Gavin McCallum, Luke O'Brien makes a clearance.
  • 83:10 Corner taken by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 82:02 Gavin McCallum takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by James Hanson. Gavin McCallum decides to take a short corner. Effort on goal by Delroy Facey from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
  • 79:21 Josh O'Keefe produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 76:37 Gavin McCallum takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tom Adeyemi. Inswinging corner taken by Gavin McCallum.
  • Correction - 75:02 Substitution Omar Daley on for Robbie Threlfall.
  • Correction - 75:02 Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Ben Hutchinson coming on for Mustapha Carayol.
  • 75:02 Substitution Omar Daley on for Robbie Threlfall.
  • 75:02 Substitution Ben Hutchinson comes on in place of Mustapha Carayol.
  • 74:17 Foul by Mustapha Carayol on Luke O'Brien, free kick awarded. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:17 Booking Mustapha Carayol is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 72:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on Mustapha Carayol. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Howell.
  • 72:22 Booking Dave Syers booked.
  • 70:10 Substitution Gavin McCallum on for Albert Jarrett.
  • 70:10 Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Luke Howell coming on for Scott Kerr.
  • 68:44 Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 66:43 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 65:25 Josh O'Keefe concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.
  • 64:20 Ashley Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lenny Pidgeley. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 63:52 Gareth Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 63:52 Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 61:16 The referee blows for offside. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.
  • 59:04 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Mustapha Carayol. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robbie Threlfall, Adam Watts manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:12 Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 57:29 Gareth Evans fouled by Jamie Clapham, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.
  • 57:29 Booking Jamie Clapham receives a yellow card.
  • 56:54 Short corner worked by Mustapha Carayol.
  • 54:04 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 52:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kerr on Tom Adeyemi. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 52:04 Booking Scott Kerr is given a yellow card.
  • 51:10 The referee blows for offside against Gareth Evans. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
  • 49:46 The referee blows for offside. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:18 Outswinging corner taken by Richard Eckersley, Moses Swaibu makes a clearance.
  • 48:19 Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line.
  • 46:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moses Swaibu by Gareth Evans. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:04 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:41 Effort on goal by Dave Syers from long range goes over the crossbar.
  • 41:56 GOAL - Gareth EvansLincoln City 1 - 2 Bradford A goal is scored by Gareth Evans from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-2 Bradford.
  • 41:10 Scott Kerr takes a shot. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 40:04 Unfair challenge on Dave Syers by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Eckersley.
  • 38:29 Dave Syers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 36:44 A cross is delivered by Albert Jarrett, save by Lenny Pidgeley.
  • 31:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Evans by Adam Watts. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Eckersley.
  • 29:24 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Scott Kerr. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Richard Eckersley, Moses Swaibu manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, Steve Williams takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.
  • 27:10 Delroy Facey has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 26:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on Jamie Clapham. Mustapha Carayol takes the indirect free kick.
  • 25:46 Richard Eckersley fouled by Delroy Facey, the ref awards a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:23 Centre by Albert Jarrett, save made by Lenny Pidgeley. Mustapha Carayol decides to take the corner short, Jamie Clapham takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line. Gareth Evans is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie Clapham takes the direct free kick. Gareth Evans is penalised for handball and concedes a .
  • 24:23 GOAL - Ashley GrimesLincoln City 1 - 1 Bradford Ashley Grimes scores a penalty. Lincoln City 1-1 Bradford.
  • 18:29 The referee blows for offside against Delroy Facey. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Williams.
  • 14:36 Unfair challenge on Adam Watts by James Hanson results in a free kick. Adam Watts takes the free kick.
  • 13:58 Mustapha Carayol crosses the ball.
  • 10:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol by Luke O'Brien. Mustapha Carayol takes the free kick.
  • 8:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dave Syers from the right by-line. Adam Watts fouled by Steve Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 3:03 Dave Syers fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bullock restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:48 Foul by Scott Kerr on Richard Eckersley, free kick awarded. Steve Williams takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 2:48 Richard Eckersley fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 1:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Syers by Josh O'Keefe. Steve Williams restarts play with the free kick. Steve Williams provided the assist for the goal.
  • 1:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Syers by Josh O'Keefe. Steve Williams takes the indirect free kick. Steve Williams provided the assist for the goal.
  • 1:07 GOAL - James HansonLincoln City 0 - 1 Bradford Goal scored by James Hanson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Bradford.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 1 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 20 19 41
2 Rotherham 20 14 37
3 Wycombe 21 9 37
4 Port Vale 21 8 36
5 Bury 20 14 35
6 Shrewsbury 20 13 34
7 Gillingham 21 1 30
8 Cheltenham 21 0 30
9 Crewe 20 14 29
10 Torquay 20 8 29
11 Bradford 21 -6 27
12 Southend 20 0 26
13 Oxford Utd 21 -3 26
14 Macclesfield 21 -6 26
15 Burton Albion 20 3 25
16 Aldershot 20 -6 25
17 Stevenage 20 3 24
18 Accrington 20 -2 24
19 Northampton 21 -8 24
20 Stockport 22 -21 23
21 Morecambe 20 -7 21
22 Lincoln City 19 -13 19
23 Barnet 22 -16 19
24 Hereford 21 -18 16


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