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  • English League 2
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 11,198
BradfordBradfordvRochdaleRochdale
2
  • Connell, pen 19
  • Connell, pen 36
4
  • Gornell, 6
  • Tutte, 27
  • Grimes, 33
  • Gornell, 40

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Match ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 4.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 4.

90+4 mins:Foul by Ray Putterill (Rochdale).

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

90+3 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Ray Putterill replaces Ashley Grimes.

90 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Grant (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88 mins:Foul by Blair Turgott (Bradford City).

88 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

86 mins:Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Offside, Bradford City. James Hanson tries a through ball, but James Hanson is caught offside.

84 mins:Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

84 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

82 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Joseph Rafferty.

82 mins:Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Attempt blocked. Ross Hannah (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

81 mins:Foul by Robert Grant (Rochdale).

81 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

77 mins:Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

77 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Grant (Rochdale) right footed shot.

74 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Ross Hannah replaces Tom Naylor.

74 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Blair Turgott replaces Nathan Doyle.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

72 mins:Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Terry Gornell.

72 mins:Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

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

71 mins:Foul by Alan Connell (Bradford City).

71 mins:Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

60 mins:Foul by Ashley Grimes (Rochdale).

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

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

59 mins:Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Robert Grant (Rochdale) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

54 mins:Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

54 mins:Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

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

54 mins:Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

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

51 mins:Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

48 mins:Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick.

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

48 mins:Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Terry Gornell (Rochdale).

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

46 mins:Substitution, Bradford City. Will Atkinson replaces Garry Thompson.

Second Half begins Bradford City 2, Rochdale 4.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 4.

45+3 mins:Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45+3 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

45+2 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

45+1 mins:Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

45+1 mins:Ryan Edwards (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Offside, Rochdale. Jason Kennedy tries a through ball, but Jason Kennedy is caught offside.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Rochdale) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

44 mins:Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

44 mins:Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

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

42 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

40 mins:Goal! Bradford City 2, Rochdale 4. Terry Gornell (Rochdale).

40 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Grant (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

38 mins:Hand ball by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

36 mins:Goal! Bradford City 2, Rochdale 3. Alan Connell (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a.

35 mins:Penalty conceded by Philip Edwards (Rochdale) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

34 mins:Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

34 mins:Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Rochdale 3. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale).

32 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

32 mins:Attempt blocked. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Rochdale 2. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale).

26 mins:Offside, Bradford City. James Hanson tries a through ball, but James Hanson is caught offside.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

23 mins:Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

23 mins:Robert Grant (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Goal! Bradford City 1, Rochdale 1. Alan Connell (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a.

18 mins:Penalty conceded by Ryan Edwards (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

18 mins:Penalty Bradford City. Alan Connell draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

16 mins:Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13 mins:Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13 mins:Corner, Rochdale.

12 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Grant (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12 mins:Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

12 mins:Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Goal! Bradford City 0, Rochdale 1. Terry Gornell (Rochdale).

4 mins:Foul by Terry Gornell (Rochdale).

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

2 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Grimes (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

1 mins:Corner, Bradford City.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Coral Windows Stadium
  • Attendance: 11,198
BradfordBradfordvRochdaleRochdale
2
  • Connell, pen 19
  • Connell, pen 36
4
  • Gornell, 6
  • Tutte, 27
  • Grimes, 33
  • Gornell, 40

match report

All six goals were scored in an extraordinary first half as Rochdale shocked Bradford City with a 4-2 win at Valley Parade.

The defeat ended promotion-chasing Bradford's run of five unbeaten League Two matches, but it was only Rochdale's second win in seven.

Terry Gornell put Rochdale ahead in the sixth minute, taking a short pass from Bobby Grant just inside the penalty area before beating goalkeeper Matt Duke with a rasping right-foot shot into the roof of the net.

Bradford equalised with a penalty in the 20th minute when striker Alan Connell was pushed in the back by Ryan Edwards as he tried to reach Kyel Reid's cross and Connell, himself, scored from the spot.

However, Rochdale then raced into a 3-1 lead with two goals in four minutes. Andrew Tutte restored their lead after 28 minutes with a skidding 20 yard shot that beat the diving Duke and Ashley Grimes scored their third goal in the 32nd minute, firing home from 10 yards after Ryan Edwards headed the ball back into the goalmouth.

Bradford pulled a goal back four minutes later when Connell scored his second from the spot after Phil Edwards handled James Meredith's cross, but Rochdale restored their two goal advantage in the 40th minute when Gornell scored his second goal with a looping header.

Bradford tried to get back into the game in the second half, but were unable to break through a solid visitors' defence.

team line-up

12Matt Duke
2Stephen Darby
25Tom Naylor74
3James Meredith
23Rory McArdle
18Gary Jones
7Kyel Reid
11Garry Thompson46
24Nathan Doyle74
9James Hanson
17Alan Connell

substitutes

20Zavon Hines
8Ritchie Jones
4Richard Ravenhill
26Blair Turgott74
1Jon McLaughlan
10Ross Hannah74
14Will Atkinson46

referee

David Coote

team line-up

1Josh Lillis
12Philip Edwards
5Ryan Edwards
4Peter Cavanagh
2Joseph Rafferty82
11Ashley Grimes90
14Kevin McIntyre
7Jason Kennedy
8Andrew Tutte
27Terry Gornell72
22Robert Grant

substitutes

3Rhys Bennett82
15Dele Adebola
6Brian Barry-Murphy
23Ian Craney
13Ray Putterill90
31Ben Smith
9George Donnelly72

referee

David Coote

match stats

possession %4059
shots on target47
shots off target86
corners54
tackles won00
offsides21