match reports

Saturday 17th December 2016

Bradford Town 3 - 1 Bridport

Kane Simpson returned to Bradford from his short spell at Paulton Rovers, and bagged a brace as the home side gained all 3 points from their Dorset based opponents. The Bobcats took the lead after 20 minutes from another well worked corner kick routine, ending with Mark Wall rifling home from 18 yards. In the second half a great move involving Matt Morris & Dan Cottle saw Martin Lenihan shooting just wide. Cottle then set up Kane Simpson and his shot rattled the upright. The Bees levelled on 67 minutes, Edward Butcher firing home from 12 yards giving Jamie Bartlett no chance. Bradford regained the lead on 71 minutes, substitute Anthony Conradi playing in Simpson who fired home from close range. Butcher went close again, but was denied by a fine save from Bartlett & from the rebound his second effort was cleared off the line by Kurt James. In the final 10 minutes Kane Simpson scored again to put the game beyond doubt & send the home supporters into raptures of delight.

Richard Tucker