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4 April 2015

Club News


4 April 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson feels City's impressive Good Friday win at Doncaster Rovers was one of his side's best victories of the season.

Second half goals from Gary MacKenzie, Billy Clarke and Tony McMahon helped Parkinson's men on their way to a deserved three-point haul at the home of one of their fellow League 1 Play-Off contenders.

The Bantams' win at Doncaster moves them up to seventh in the league, only three points off the top six with a game in hand.

Parkinson said: "In terms of wins for this season, this one has to be up there as one of the best.

"Coming here on the back of Tuesday's disappointment to face a side who hadn't played for two weeks and who have a lot of Championship-quality players in their squad, I don't think the 3-0 win flattered us.

"It was a deserved scoreline.

"Doncaster had a 10-15 minute period towards the end of the first half, but you would expect a team of Doncaster's quality to have periods in the game.

"The second half, however, we have dominated it.

"We got the goals at good times and we could have scored a couple more.

"We did the right things in the right areas and we played some terrific football.

"The pitch was slick and I think some of our players relished showing what they could do on it."

MacKenzie and McMahon's goals were the first each for the pair since joining the club on loan from Blackpool earlier this season. MacKenzie's opener will have been particular sweet for the giant Scot given his unfortunate error that lead to Chesterfield's winner last time out on Tuesday.

Clarke's strike at the Keepmoat Stadium was his eleventh of an increasingly productive campaign - moving him level with James Hanson at the top of City's scoring charts in the process.

Parkinson: "Football is all about character, and Gary has gone through a character test because he made a mistake on Tuesday for the goal. Everyone makes mistakes though, and he has responded tremendously well tonight (Friday).

"Billy is playing really well at the moment. His finish for the goal was very good but his all-round link-up play and movement around the pitch was impressive as well.

"Mark Yeates' shoulder popped out again so we put Tony on there at left midfield and he showed exactly what he is all about.

"His experience and nous was there for all to see. To get a goal on top of that was fantastic for him"

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