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26 March 2017

Club News


26 March 2017

Kick Off: 12:30pm
Bradford City 2 (Toner 14, Jones 16)
Scunthorpe United 3 (Toney 3, 48, Crooks 83) 
Sky Bet League One
Sunday 26 March 2017
at Glanford Park

Attendance: 5,247

The Bantams fell to a cruel defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United in this Sunday's televised clash in Sky Bet League One.

In front of the Sky Sports cameras, Matt Crooks' late winner seven minutes from the end of normal time proved enough to secure the points for the hosts, despite Stuart McCall's side creating a host of scoring chances after the break.

City had led going into the interval after a quick-fire double from debutant Kevin Toner and Alex Jones cancelled out Ivan Toney's early opener for the Iron.

Toney level things up early after the restart but City responded by engineering a number of promising opportunities.

Rory McArdle and Timothee Dieng forced good saves out of Scunthorpe 'keeper Luke Daniels, while Billy Clarke and James Meredith fired wide from decent positions. 

Charlie Wyke and Toner also found themselves on the end of openings as City continued to look the more likely scorers in the second period.

It was Scunthorpe, however, who found the game's crucial fifth goal when Crooks powered home a header from a corner.

McCall's Bantams laid siege to the Scunthorpe goal afterwards, with Romain Vincelot, Mark Marshall, Daniel Devine, Wyke and Meredith all going close, but Scunthorpe somehow hung on for a barely-deserved victory.

FT: Scunthorpe United 3 Bradford City 2
90+6min: Doyle goes up for a late City corner but the set-piece is cleared.
90+4min: Vincelot flicks the ball forward from Devine's pass but Wyke's first-time shot is repelled via a strong right arm from Daniels.
90+4min: YELLOW CARD - Crooks is booked for a late tackle on Vincelot inside Scunthorpe's half of the pitch.
90+2min: Devine's hooked ball into the box is headed goalwards by Meredith from close range but the ball takes a crucial touch off Murray Wallace and over the bar.
90+1min: Vincelot hits the bar! The Frenchman heads forwards from Hiwula's cross but the effort rattles the woodwork. Devine fires forwards on the rebound but the goal-bound effort is headed away by Conor Townsend.
90min: There will be six minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
88min: SUB - Scunthorpe bring on Craig Davies for Toney.
87min: Dieng heads over on the stretch from Marshall's cross into the box.
85min: SUB - Scunthorpe bring on Scott Wiseman for Adelakun.
85min: Marshall goes for goal with an angled drive from inside the box but Daniels beats the effort away by his near post.
83min: GOAL - Scunthorpe United 3 Bradford City 2 - Crooks heads in from a Scunthorpe corner to give the hosts the lead for the second time this afternoon.
82min: Paddy Madden's cross into the box is flicked on by Toney but Doyle is just about able to gather up at the second attempt ahead of a lurking Morris.
81min: McMahon goes for a goal from a free-kick from distance but the curling efforts is straight at Daniels.
79min: SUBS - The Bantams bring on Daniel Devine and Jordy Hiwula for Clarke and Jones respectively.
79min: Toner glances a header wide of the far post from Clarke's wide free-kick delivery into the box.
74min: McMahon's cross towards the far post is headed across goal by Jones, with Wyke colliding with Daniels as the pair contest the ball. With Daniels down as a result, the ball eventually comes out to Meredith but the left back fires over from just outside the area.
72min: SUB - Unfortunately for Goode, he is having to be stretchered off. The Scunthorpe man is replaced by fellow centre half David Mirfin.
70min: As Goode continues to receive treatment, both sides take the opportunity to have a quick water break on this sunny afternoon.
69min: Goode is down receiving treatment after falling awkwardly while contesting the ball in the air just inside Scunthorpe's half.
68min: After winning the initial header, Wyke receives the ball off Marshall just inside the area. The strike goes for goal first time but Daniels is right behind his drive, saving low down to his right.
61min: McMahon's corner is headed goalwards by Dieng but Daniels somehow manages to get something on the effort to keep it out before claiming loose ball at the second attempt.
54min: McMahon wide free-kick delivery into the box is cleared as far as Marshall just outside the box. Marshall goes for goal but his left-footed effort deflects off a Scunthorpe player and out for a corner.
51min: Clarke's corner delivery is initially cleared but Vincelot keeps the pressure on by heading back into the middle. McArdle tries to scramble the ball home from close range but the effort is blocked by Daniels.
49min: Marshall's cross towards the far post is headed down into the mix by McMahon but Clarke fires narrowly wide with a fierce low drive.
48min: GOAL - Scunthorpe United 2 Bradford City 2 - The Iron level things up through another goal from Toney. The striker gets in behind City's defence after latching onto Adelakun's well-timed. Toney controls the ball with his back to goal before hooking in past Doyle with a neat overhead flick.
46min: Scunthorpe restart the match.
HT: Scunthorpe United 1 Bradford City 2
45min: There will be three minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
42min: YELLOW CARD - Clarke is booked for dragging back Toney inside Scunthorpe's half as the hosts looked to pour forward on the counter-attack.
38min: Clarke's delivery into the six yard box from a wide free-kick just outside the area is a testing one but a watchful Charlie Goode is crucially able to head clear before a City player can look to pounce.
36min: Toney feeds the ball in field to Hakee Adelakun just outside the box. The Scunthorpe attacker drives into the area but his eventual shot on goal is deflected wide and Meredith can hook clear.
35min: YELLOW CARD - McMahon is booked following the tangle with Toney.
34min: Toney is down receiving treatment after colliding with Tony McMahon as the pair challenged for an aerial ball midway into City territory.
33min: Timothee Dieng takes aim from outside the box but the wayward effort fails to trouble Daniels in the Scunthorpe goal.
27min: James Meredith's low cross into the six yard box is cut out, Jones latches onto the loose ball just inside the box but his drive is dragged wide of Daniels' near post.
23min: Toney's low ball into the six yard box is cut out by Romain Vincelot. Jordan Clarke is first onto the loose ball inside the area but he fires over while under pressure.
18min: Charlie Wyke's ball over the top has Marshall in space behind Scunthorpe's defence. Marshall has to wait for the ball to come down, however, allowing Scunthorpe defenders to recover their position. Marshall eventually cuts inside for a shot but it is blocked away by Stephen Dawson.
18min: Matt Crooks' drive from distance sails comfortably over Doyle's bar.
16min: GOAL!!!!!!!! Scunthorpe United 1 Bradford City 2 - Jones fires City into the lead! Two goals in two minutes for the Bantams! Doyle's big kick forward is initially contested by Mark Marshall, Jones then latches onto the ball before driving into the box and finding the far bottom corner with a superb low drive past Daniels.
15min: From a Scunthorpe attack into the box, Colin Doyle comes out to claim but the ball bounces off a City defender and narrowly wide of the target for a corner to the home side. Doyle is able to claim the resulting Morris delivery into the box.
14min: GOAL!!!!!!! Scunthorpe United 1 Bradford City 1 - Kevin Toner levels things up for City with a goal on his Bradford debut! Billy Clarke's free-kick into the box from just outside the area finds Toner unmarked over by the far post and the defender powers a downward header into the far bottom corner!
10min: Alex Jones bundles his way into Scunthorpe's penalty, getting away from three home defenders in the process. Jones is still under pressure from the home defence as he lines up a shot, however, and his eventual effort on goal trickles through to Scunthorpe 'keeper Luke Daniels.
3min: GOAL - Scunthorpe United 1 Bradford City 0 - The hosts take an early lead via Ivan Toney. From a Josh Morris corner, the ball drops into the path of an unmarked Toney and the loanee striker fires into the roof of the net from close range. 
0min: The Bantams kick off the match. It seems City are lining up in a 3-3-1-3 formation to begin with.
12:30pm: Glanford Park falls silent for a minute to remember those who suffered during Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Westminster.

Daniels, Clarke, Goode, Wallace, Townsend, Adelakun, Crooks, Dawson, Morris, Toney, Madden

Subs: Anyon, Wiseman, Mirfin, Bishop, Hopper, Ness, Davies

Scunthorpe United substitutions:
Mirfin for Goode (72), Wiseman for Adelakun (85), Davies for Toney (88)

Scunthorpe United cautions:
Crooks (90+4)

Doyle, McMahon, Toner, McArdle, Vincelot, Meredith, Dieng, Marshall, Clarke, Jones, Wyke

Subs: Sattelmaier, Darby, Hiwula, Hanson, Penney, Pybus, Devine

Bradford City substitutions:
Devine for Clarke (79), Hiwula for Jones (79)

Bradford City cautions:
McMahon (35), Clarke (42)

Referee: D Deadman
Assistant Referee: R Wild
Assistant Referee: B Roberts
Fourth Official: C Boyeson

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