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  • English League 2
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 9,347
BradfordBradfordvTorquayTorquay
1
  • Connell, 85
0

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Match ends, Bradford City 1, Torquay United 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Torquay United 0.

90+2 mins:Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Foul by Tom Naylor (Bradford City).

90+1 mins:Rene Howe (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Rene Howe (Torquay United).

90 mins:Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Tom Naylor replaces Nahki Wells.

88 mins:Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88 mins:Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

88 mins:James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Torquay United 0. Alan Connell (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

84 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

84 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

82 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81 mins:Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

81 mins:Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

80 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Connell replaces Carl McHugh.

75 mins:Substitution, Torquay United. Damon Lathrope replaces Ryan Jarvis.

74 mins:Attempt saved. James Meredith (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Blair Turgott (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

70 mins:Nahki Wells (Bradford City) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box.

62 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Blair Turgott replaces Garry Thompson.

61 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

58 mins:Corner, Torquay United.

58 mins:Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Gary Jones with a cross.

57 mins:Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Torquay United).

57 mins:James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Niall Thompson (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55 mins:Foul by Niall Thompson (Torquay United).

55 mins:Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Jones.

53 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

52 mins:Foul by Will Atkinson (Bradford City).

52 mins:Niall Thompson (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

50 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

50 mins:Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a cross.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46 mins:Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

46 mins:Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Bradford City 0, Torquay United 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Bradford City 0, Torquay United 0.

45+3 mins:Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Gary Jones.

45+1 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

44 mins:Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Darby with a cross.

43 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by James Hanson.

42 mins:James Hanson (Bradford City) hits the bar with a header from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a cross.

42 mins:Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Stephen Darby with a cross.

41 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Atkinson with a cross.

38 mins:Foul by Niall Thompson (Torquay United).

38 mins:Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Niall Thompson (Torquay United) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

37 mins:Substitution, Torquay United. Angus MacDonald replaces Danny Stevens.

35 mins:Brian Saah (Torquay United) is shown the red card for fighting.

34 mins:Foul by Will Atkinson (Bradford City).

34 mins:Brian Saah (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Gary Jones.

32 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

30 mins:Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

30 mins:Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Craig.

28 mins:Corner, Torquay United.

28 mins:Corner, Torquay United.

27 mins:Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

27 mins:Ryan Jarvis (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Substitution, Torquay United. Niall Thompson replaces Billy Bodin.

26 mins:Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Jones.

25 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

22 mins:Garry Thompson (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Gary Jones with a cross.

21 mins:Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

21 mins:Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19 mins:Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

18 mins:Offside, Torquay United. Ryan Jarvis tries a through ball, but Ryan Jarvis is caught offside.

17 mins:Corner, Torquay United.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16 mins:Foul by Will Atkinson (Bradford City).

16 mins:Daniel Leadbitter (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box.

8 mins:Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

8 mins:Rene Howe (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Billy Bodin (Torquay United).

4 mins:Will Atkinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

2 mins:Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a cross.

1 mins:Hand ball by Nahki Wells (Bradford City).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 9,347
BradfordBradfordvTorquayTorquay
1
  • Connell, 85
0

match report

Striker Alan Connell came off the bench to a score a 85th-minute winner as Bradford earned a 1-0 victory against 10-man Torquay.

Torquay, who had skipper Brian Saah sent off for elbowing James Meredith in the 35th minute, denied Bradford with some desperate defending before Connell broke the deadlock with a superb right-foot volley from the edge of the penalty area from Nahki Wells' cross five minutes after coming on as substitute.

City ought to have been ahead after dominating the first half. Striker James Hanson's header was turned over the crossbar by goalkeeper Michael Poke in the second minute and Hanson then saw another header rebound off the bar two minutes before half-time.

Torquay also hit the woodwork in the 39th minute when substitute Niall Thompson turned sharply only to see his 20-yard shot hit a post.

Poke continued to deny Bradford in the second half, turning Wells' goalbound shot on to a post in the 70th minute. But he had no chance with Connell's winner.

team line-up

12Matt Duke
16Carl McHugh80
23Rory McArdle
3James Meredith
2Stephen Darby
11Garry Thompson62
14Will Atkinson
24Nathan Doyle
18Gary Jones
9James Hanson
21Nahki Wells89

substitutes

1Jon McLaughlan
8Ritchie Jones
4Richard Ravenhill
26Blair Turgott62
15Craig Forsyth
17Alan Connell80
25Tom Naylor89

referee

Darren Bond

team line-up

1Michael Poke
5Brian Saah
12Daniel Leadbitter
3Kevin Nicholson
4Aaron Downes
20Nathan Craig
18Craig Easton
15Billy Bodin27
19Danny Stevens37
8Ryan Jarvis75
9Rene Howe

substitutes

13Martin Rice
6Damon Lathrope75
17Saul Halpin
21Thomas Cruise
29Niall Thompson27
16Angus MacDonald37
23Ashley Yeoman

referee

Darren Bond

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target130
shots off target174
corners154
tackles won00
offsides01