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Bradford City 2-1 Stevenage

Lee Novak scored twice as Bradford came from behind to beat Stevenage in a game which had looked unlikely to be played on Saturday morning.

When Stevenage announced on Friday that a player had tested positive for coronavirus it looked as if the fixture may go the same way as those involving Grimsby and Leyton Orient.

Two more players tested as positive on Saturday but, after discussions between the clubs and the EFL, it was decided there was "no medical reason" the game could not take place.

Stevenage went ahead through Elliott List eight minutes before half-time and it looked as if the upheaval would have a happy ending.

But two goals from Novak, netting in the 61st and 81st minutes, earned City their first win of the season.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15French
  • 21Staunton
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 22Sutton
  • 18Watt
  • 16ClarkeBooked at 90minsSubstituted forLongridgeat 90+5'minutes
  • 8CookeSubstituted forEvansat 66'minutes
  • 28Guthrie
  • 9NovakBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 7Pritchard
  • 10Donaldson
  • 11Ismail
  • 13Hornby
  • 17Evans
  • 32Mottley-Henry

Stevenage

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forAkinwandeat 87'minutes
  • 12Hutton
  • 23Smith
  • 19ReadSubstituted forMarshallat 71'minutes
  • 8Osborne
  • 17List
  • 11Newton
  • 22Dinanga

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 13Johnson
  • 18Townsend-West
  • 20Akinwande
  • 24Marshall
  • 32Arai
  • 34Granville
Referee:
Ollie Yates

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Stevenage 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Tyler French.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Dinanga (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Femi Akinwande with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tyler French (Bradford City).

  6. Post update

    Marcus Dinanga (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jackson Longridge replaces Billy Clarke.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott List (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliot Osborne.

  9. Booking

    Billy Clarke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

    Femi Akinwande (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Connor Wood (Bradford City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Remeao Hutton (Stevenage).

  15. Booking

    Lee Novak (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luther Wildin (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Dinanga (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Femi Akinwande replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.