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Craig_Forsyth Forsyth scores Waford's third goal at Vicarage Road

Craig Forsyth scored twice as Watford secured a convincing FA Cup third-round win over Bradford.

Troy Deeney's header gave Watford an early lead before James Hanson thumped in the equaliser, with Marvin Sordell's low finish making it 2-1.

Forsyth scored twice in three second-half minutes, firstly turning in Mark Yeates' mis-kick and then hitting home a stunning 25-yard drive.

Bradford scored late on when Nahki Wells converted Charlie Taylor's cross.

The visitors had the worst possible start when Sordell crossed from the left and Deeney nipped ahead of his marker to head home inside the opening three minutes.

But Bradford quickly drew level after Carl Dickinson's block from Ricky Ravenhill's shot fell for Hanson, who powered into the net from close range for his 10th of the season.

Jon McLaughlin was forced in to action in the City goal after 35 minutes when Sordell found Deeney in space but his strike was beaten away by the Scot.

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That was a warning shot from the home side and, five minutes before the interval, Yeates picked out Sordell, who twisted and turned in the box before finding the bottom corner.

But the game was put beyond Bradford's reach with Forsyth's quick double.

The first was a simple task for the midfielder, who turned home Yeates' mis-kick from close range, before the 22-year-old capped a swift counter-attack with a superb 25-yard drive.

Bradford mounted some late pressure, which eventually paid off when Wells prodded in from Taylor's cross.

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson: "We started slow and gave them a goal early, but we responded very well to that and it was a shame we came in at half time 2-1 down.

"It was a good test for us and we had a lot of good things in terms of the two strikers scoring for us which is important.

"It has been a lot of hard work in terms of changing that mentality around, that toughness within the squad. We'll have a little breather this week."

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 4-2 Bradford FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Deeney 3
  • Sordell 40
  • Forsyth 56
  • Forsyth 59
  • Hanson 8
  • Wells 88

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 04 Eustace
  • 07 Yeates (James 85)
  • 11 Forsyth
  • 32 Hogg
  • 09 Deeney (Garner 70)
  • 20 Sordell (Iwelumo 70)

Substitutes

  • 34 Bonham,
  • 29 Thompson,
  • 31 James,
  • 14 Jenkins,
  • 19 Buaben,
  • 10 Iwelumo,
  • 25 Garner

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 06 Oliver
  • 28 Threlfall
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies
  • 08 Jones (Bullock 64 yellow card)
  • 14 Ravenhill yellow card (Dean 75)
  • 15 Taylor
  • 09 Hanson (Hannah 84)
  • 21 Wells
  • 39 Fagan yellow card

Substitutes

  • 34 Duke,
  • 03 O'Brien,
  • 16 Mitchell,
  • 18 Dean,
  • 22 Bullock,
  • 07 Stewart,
  • 10 Hannah
Ref: WardAtt: 8,935
WATFORD
BRADFORD

Possession

  • Watford 56%
  • Bradford 44%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 7
  • Bradford 4

Attempts off target

  • Watford 3
  • Bradford 3

Corners

  • Watford 10
  • Bradford 6

Fouls

  • Watford 13
  • Bradford 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:29 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:46 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom James from the left by-line, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Iwelumo on Lee Bullock. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:21 The ball is crossed by Nahki Wells.
  • 90:00+1:52 Foul by John Eustace on Luke Dean, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 90:00+0:56 Centre by Joe Garner.
  • 90:00+0:32 The referee blows for offside against Ross Hannah. Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.
  • 89:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bullock by Chris Iwelumo. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 87:39 The assist for the goal came from Charlie Taylor.
  • 87:39 GOAL - Nahki WellsWatford 4 - 2 Bradford Nahki Wells finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 4-2 Bradford.
  • 87:02 John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bullock. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.
  • 84:46 Substitution Tom James on for Mark Yeates.
  • 83:02 Substitution Ross Hannah joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Hanson.
  • 82:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Andrew Davies. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.
  • 81:51 Andrew Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Garner.
  • 81:05 Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Nyron Nosworthy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Fagan.
  • 79:04 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Bond.
  • 78:41 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Iwelumo.
  • 75:27 Chris Iwelumo is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 74:30 Substitution Luke Dean comes on in place of Richard Ravenhill.
  • 74:00 Centre by Jonathan Hogg.
  • 72:55 Effort from deep inside the area by Joe Garner misses to the left of the goal.
  • 72:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Davies on Chris Iwelumo. Indirect free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 71:24 Marcel Seip crosses the ball.
  • 70:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan, clearance made by Joe Garner.
  • 70:02 Close range effort by Nahki Wells misses to the right of the goal.
  • 69:00 Substitution Joe Garner replaces Troy Deeney.
  • 69:00 Substitution Marvin Sordell leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Iwelumo.
  • 69:00 Unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Mark Yeates results in a free kick. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:56 Free kick taken by John Eustace.
  • 67:56 Booking Lee Bullock goes into the book.
  • 67:52 Lee Bullock challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 65:16 Luke Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.
  • 64:30 Mark Yeates takes a inswinging corner.
  • 63:06 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Lee Bullock coming on for Ritchie Jones.
  • 61:04 Centre by Marcel Seip, save made by Jonathan Bond.
  • 59:13 Booking Craig Fagan is cautioned.
  • 58:43 The assist for the goal came from John Eustace.
  • 58:43 GOAL - Craig ForsythWatford 4 - 1 Bradford Craig Forsyth scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 4-1 Bradford.
  • 58:17 The ball is sent over by Craig Fagan.
  • 57:45 Corner taken by Craig Fagan played to the near post, John Eustace makes a clearance.
  • 57:36 Charlie Taylor delivers the ball, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 56:59 Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Jones. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:38 Mark Yeates provided the assist for the goal.
  • 55:38 GOAL - Craig ForsythWatford 3 - 1 Bradford Craig Forsyth fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Watford 3-1 Bradford.
  • 55:20 The ball is swung over by Marvin Sordell, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 54:26 Robbie Threlfall takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jonathan Bond.
  • 53:34 Mark Yeates has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 52:42 Charlie Taylor challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.
  • 51:34 James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Jonathan Bond takes the indirect free kick.
  • 50:49 Nahki Wells fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 49:32 John Eustace fouled by Ritchie Jones, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from right channel, save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 49:00 The referee blows for offside against Nahki Wells. Jonathan Bond takes the indirect free kick.
  • 48:16 The ball is sent over by Nahki Wells, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.
  • 46:48 Mark Yeates sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Forsyth misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:27 Jonathan Bond fouled by Nahki Wells, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:38 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+3:06 A cross is delivered by Andrew Davies.
  • 45:00+2:21 Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Andrew Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+1:42 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates played to the near post, save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 45:00+0:49 Centre by Marcel Seip, John Eustace makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on James Hanson. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.
  • 43:50 The ball is sent over by Craig Fagan, Marcel Seip has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 43:05 Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Marvin Sordell results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:30 The official flags Lloyd Doyley offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
  • 42:07 Mark Yeates takes a short corner.
  • 41:38 Short corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line.
  • 41:32 The ball is swung over by Craig Forsyth, Marcel Seip manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:54 Andrew Davies delivers the ball, Craig Forsyth manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:07 Assist on the goal came from Mark Yeates.
  • 39:07 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 2 - 1 Bradford Marvin Sordell finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Bradford.
  • 37:45 Carl Dickinson sends in a cross, clearance made by Luke Oliver.
  • 37:08 Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 36:41 Short corner taken by Mark Yeates.
  • 36:32 The ball is swung over by Troy Deeney, clearance made by Ritchie Jones.
  • 35:54 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 34:36 Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall, James Hanson has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 32:32 Free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.
  • 32:32 Booking Richard Ravenhill goes into the referee's book.
  • 32:13 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick.
  • 31:54 Mark Yeates delivers the ball, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 31:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth by Ritchie Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel.
  • 29:15 The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:27 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
  • 24:15 Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.
  • 19:49 Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson. Jonathan Bond takes the indirect free kick.
  • 19:26 John Eustace takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
  • 18:51 Robbie Threlfall challenges Craig Forsyth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Yeates, Robbie Threlfall makes a clearance.
  • 18:22 A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson, clearance by Andrew Davies.
  • 18:06 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, clearance by Marcel Seip.
  • 17:41 Corner taken short by Mark Yeates.
  • 17:35 Craig Forsyth sends in a cross, blocked by Craig Fagan.
  • 14:37 Unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick.
  • 13:41 Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line played to the near post, Richard Ravenhill manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:17 Marcel Seip crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 10:54 Mark Yeates produces a cross.
  • 10:23 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, James Hanson manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Andrew Davies. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, clearance by Andrew Davies.
  • 8:43 Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nahki Wells. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Davies.
  • 7:33 Assist on the goal came from Charlie Taylor.
  • 7:33 GOAL - James HansonWatford 1 - 1 Bradford James Hanson grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Bradford.
  • 6:09 Andrew Davies sends in a cross, clearance by Carl Dickinson.
  • 4:19 Mark Yeates crosses the ball, Andrew Davies makes a clearance.
  • 3:29 A cross is delivered by Craig Fagan, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.
  • 2:26 The assist for the goal came from Marvin Sordell.
  • 2:26 GOAL - Troy DeeneyWatford 1 - 0 Bradford Troy Deeney finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 1-0 Bradford.
  • 2:14 The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell,
  • 1:16 Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Forsyth. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, clearance made by Richard Ravenhill.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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