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8 October 2022



8 October 2022

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Harry Lewis admitted the Bantams did not deserve to take anything from yesterday’s game, as they fell to defeat against Stockport County.

The Greater Manchester outfit condemned City to their first home league loss of the season at the University of Bradford Stadium, as a Paddy Madden penalty sealed a 1-0 triumph for the visitors.

The Bantams’ No.1 was disappointed by the defeat, though suggested City needed to do more to take anything from the game.

He said: “I am gutted. It is our first league defeat of the season here, and we do not want to be losing games anywhere, but especially at home.

“This place should be a fortress for us, and when you have over 18,500 supporters here going home disappointed, it is not good enough.

“For me, we never really got started. In the first half, we were not where we should be or where we want to be.

“In the key periods of the game, we were not great. They battered us physically and technically at the start, and were the better side in the first half without a shadow of a doubt.

“You cannot expect to take anything from a game if you are playing to the standard we did in the first half.

“In the second half, we were a bit more direct after the changes, but with the way the game had gone, they sat back, wasted time and made our lives difficult, which was to be expected.

“We are disappointed to have not taken anything from the game, but I did not think we deserved to. It just felt like it was not going to be.

Named sponsors’ man of the match at the University of Bradford Stadium, Lewis was satisfied with his personal performance, but chose not to detract from his disappointment, when reflecting on the overall day’s work.

The City stopper added: “Of course, it is nice to get man of the match, but if I have got man of the match at home then something has not gone right.

“I would much rather us have won 3-0 and someone like Andy Cook or Vadaine Oliver get man of the match.

“It is a nice one to get, but it does not really mean much because we have lost a game at home which is really disappointing.

“We want to draw a line under this and move onto next week and starting another unbeaten run. It is up to us to make sure there is no hangover next weekend, and we put right what went wrong today.”

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