Bradford 2-1 Northampton

Bradford won for the third time in the league this season as they came from a goal behind to defeat Northampton.

After an uneventful first half, Michael Jacobs put the Cobblers ahead with a spectacular strike from 35-yards.

However, Bradford equalised soon afterwards when Andy Holt handled a cross from Michael Bryan and Craig Fagan converted the resulting penalty.

James Hanson grabbed the winner, heading in after Northampton failed to clear Kyel Reid's curling cross.

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Falling behind got us going - Parkinson

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It's a good feeling to win and I'm really pleased. It was a tough day, I felt in the first half we looked like a team that came into it on the back of a bad defeat last week, and when we conceded the goal we really got going.

"We didn't feel sorry for ourselves, Fagan kept a cool head to put the penalty in, and the second goal was a great delivery from Kyel Reid and James Hanson did what he does best and got in the six-yard box.

"We've worked on a lot of crossing and finishing and we've got players who can deliver quality."

Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

Cobblers not happy with penalty award - Johnson

"The lads are a bit gutted in the dressing room because we played some decent football at times and deservedly went 1-0 up.

"Their first goal has hit Holty in the nose. He's got a bloody nose to prove it. He was trying to show the ref and the linesman. He wouldn't punch himself in the nose.

"When you go away from home you could do without a poor decision like that. That got them back in the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Bradford

  • 34 Duke
  • 06 Oliver
  • 24 Moore
  • 28 Threlfall
  • 36 Seip
  • 08 Jones
  • 26 Bryan (O'Brien - 74' )
  • 32 Reid
  • 37 Reed Booked
  • 09 Hanson
  • 39 Fagan

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 12 Williams
  • 16 Mitchell
  • 35 Devitt

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 05 Tozer Booked
  • 14 Johnson Booked
  • 25 Westwood (Savage - 76' )
  • 28 Langmead
  • 04 Baldock Booked
  • 11 Holt
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 29 Arthur (Robinson - 76' )
  • 02 Young (McKoy - 65' )
  • 09 Berahnio

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 15 Turnbull
  • 22 McKoy
  • 08 Robinson
  • 27 Savage
Ref: Rushton
Att: 9,925

Match Stats

Shots

6 4

On target

2 3

Corners

1 7

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

94:18 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Fagan on Nick McKoy. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

90:00 +2:15

Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:15 Booking

Booking Ben Tozer is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +2:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Kyel Reid.

90:00 +1:23

The referee gives a free kick against Craig Fagan for handball. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

89:57

Effort on goal by Jake Robinson from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:38

The referee gives a free kick against Bas Savage for handball. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

87:06

Effort from the edge of the area by Luke O'Brien goes wide of the right-hand post.

86:17

James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Langmead. Free kick taken by Andy Holt.

83:34

Corner taken left-footed by Michael Jacobs to the near post, Robbie Threlfall makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line to the near post. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, clearance made by James Hanson.

83:11

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

80:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Craig Fagan. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

78:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line to the near post, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.

77:00

Saido Berahnio is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Chris Arthur.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Bas Savage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Westwood.

74:27

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Luke O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Michael Bryan.

72:59

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

72:36

The referee blows for offside against Craig Fagan. Free kick taken by John Johnson.

68:27

Assist by Kyel Reid.

68:27 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 2 - 1 Northamp'n James Hanson grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bradford 2-1 Northampton.

67:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by John Johnson. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

65:30

Michael Jacobs takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Moore manages to make a clearance.

64:10 Substitution

Substitution Nick McKoy comes on in place of Lewis Young.

63:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Fagan - Bradford 1 - 1 Northamp'n Craig Fagan scores a placed penalty. Bradford 1-1 Northampton.

62:48 Booking

Booking John Johnson booked for dissent.

61:17

Handball by Andy Holt.

60:26

Craig Fagan is ruled offside. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

59:54

Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

59:54 Booking

Booking George Baldock receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

59:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Baldock on Liam Moore.

57:22

Assist on the goal came from Chris Arthur.

57:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Jacobs - Bradford 0 - 1 Northamp'n Michael Jacobs finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Northampton.

56:42

Craig Fagan is adjudged to have handled the ball. George Baldock restarts play with the free kick.

56:09

Craig Fagan has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

55:14

The ball is crossed by Chris Arthur, save by Matt Duke.

51:37

Andy Holt takes the free kick.

51:37 Booking

Booking Adam Reed shown a yellow card.

50:59

Adam Reed concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tozer.

49:38

The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

48:50

Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan clears the bar.

48:22

Lewis Young challenges James Hanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

45:56

Ben Tozer challenges Adam Reed unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie Jones takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

42:30

Michael Bryan takes a shot.

41:51

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by George Baldock results in a free kick. Ritchie Jones takes the free kick.

40:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Hanson. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

38:16

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line played to the near post, Matt Duke makes a save.

37:20

Robbie Threlfall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahnio. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

34:53

Foul by Craig Fagan on Andy Holt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Holt.

30:21

Short corner taken by Michael Bryan from the right by-line.

25:43

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

24:55

Ritchie Jones is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

21:34

Robbie Threlfall takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

19:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Liam Moore. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.

18:15

The offside flag is raised against Kelvin Langmead. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

17:55

Unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Adam Reed results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

9:40

Saido Berahnio is caught offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

8:36

James Hanson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Holt takes the free kick.

1:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Holt by Craig Fagan. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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