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  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 11,181
BradfordBradfordvAccringtonAccrington
2
  • Thompson, 24
  • Connell, 86
1
  • Boco, 79

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Match ends, Bradford City 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90+4 mins:Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+4 mins:Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley).

90+4 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Offside, Bradford City. Kyel Reid tries a through ball, but Kyel Reid is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley).

90+1 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

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

90 mins:Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Padraig Amond replaces James Beattie.

86 mins:Goal! Bradford City 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Alan Connell (Bradford City) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyel Reid with a cross.

83 mins:Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

83 mins:Alan Connell (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Jones.

82 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

81 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Kyel Reid replaces Will Atkinson.

79 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Roumauld Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Joyce with a cross.

79 mins:Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

79 mins:Roumauld Boco (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley).

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

72 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Connell replaces Nahki Wells.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67 mins:Second yellow card to Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) for a bad foul.

66 mins:Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

63 mins:Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

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

57 mins:Offside, Accrington Stanley. James Beattie tries a through ball, but James Beattie is caught offside.

55 mins:Offside, Accrington Stanley. Roumauld Boco tries a through ball, but Roumauld Boco is caught offside.

54 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

54 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

52 mins:Hand ball by Matt Duke (Bradford City).

52 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Lindfield (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

51 mins:Foul by Tom Naylor (Bradford City).

51 mins:James Beattie (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Roumauld Boco (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Lindfield with a cross.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

47 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

47 mins:Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

47 mins:Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Markus Carver replaces Lee Molyneaux.

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Bradford City 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

44 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Nahki Wells replaces Zavon Hines.

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

36 mins:Hand ball by Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley).

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

35 mins:Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32 mins:Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

32 mins:Zavon Hines (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Offside, Bradford City. Zavon Hines tries a through ball, but Zavon Hines is caught offside.

28 mins:Foul by Lee Molyneaux (Accrington Stanley).

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

24 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

23 mins:Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Accrington Stanley).

23 mins:Zavon Hines (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

17 mins:Corner, Accrington Stanley.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

8 mins:Foul by Lee Molyneaux (Accrington Stanley).

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

5 mins:Foul by James Beattie (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

4 mins:Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Bradford City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

2 mins:Foul by Craig Lindfield (Accrington Stanley).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 11,181
BradfordBradfordvAccringtonAccrington
2
  • Thompson, 24
  • Connell, 86
1
  • Boco, 79

match report

Kyel Reid and Alan Connell combined to earn a 2-1 win for play-off contenders Bradford and extend Accrington's winless run to eight matches.

There were just four minutes of normal time remaining when Reid supplied the cross for Connell to score with a glancing header, seven minutes after Stanley had levelled through Rommy Boco.

Bradford deservedly went in front in the 24th minute courtesy of a goal from Garry Thompson, who scored with a superb right-footed shot into the far corner after Rory McArdle's long free-kick had been headed into his path by striker James Hanson.

Accrington, without a win in seven matches, were a more dangerous side in the second half and equalised in the 79th minute, despite going down to 10 men when Dean Winnard was sent off for a second bookable offence following a foul on substitute striker Nahki Wells.

The home defence failed to clear a free-kick from Accrington skipper Luke Joyce and Benin international midfielder Boco stabbed the ball into the net from close range, but Connell hit back to win the game for Bradford.

team line-up

12Matt Duke
25Tom Naylor
2Stephen Darby
3James Meredith
23Rory McArdle
24Nathan Doyle
11Garry Thompson
18Gary Jones
14Will Atkinson81
9James Hanson
20Zavon Hines44

substitutes

7Kyel Reid81
26Blair Turgott
17Alan Connell72
16Carl McHugh
21Nahki Wells7244
4Richard Ravenhill
8Ritchie Jones

referee

Geoff Eltringham

team line-up

1Paul Rachubka
24Lee Molyneaux46
6Dean Winnard
3Michael Liddle
5Aristote Nsiala
2Peter Murphy
4Luke Joyce
12George Miller
21James Beattie88
7Craig Lindfield
33Roumauld Boco

substitutes

10Will Hatfield
18Tom Eckersley
15Bohan Dixon
22Andrew Dawber
23Padraig Amond88
19Markus Carver46
14Luke Clark

referee

Geoff Eltringham

match stats

possession %6435
shots on target33
shots off target71
corners25
tackles won00
offsides22