Torquay 1-2 Bradford- Match Report

Last updated : 18 February 2012


Gulls wings clipped by Bantams

Bradford gained only their second away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over high-flying Torquay at Plainmoor.

Phil Parkinson's Bantams battled back from a 1-0 deficit thanks to two goals in two minutes.

Torquay took the lead in the 12th minute when Eunan O'Kane crossed from the right and Danny Stevens swept the ball home first time from the edge of the box and into the far corner.

But Bradford rallied, Kyel Reid crossed from the left during a goalmouth scramble and striker Craig Fagan was able to turn the ball in from six yards out to make it 1-1 in the 17th minute.

Two minutes later Reid was again heavily involved. He exchanged passes with Fagan on the edge of the 18-yard box before latching onto a return pass and smashing the ball home from just inside the area.

United were hoping to extend their seven-match winning streak but in the end suffered their first defeat of 2012, although central defender Mark Ellis came close to restoring parity. Ellis powered a headed effort off an upright from a 64th-minute Kevin Nicholson free-kick.


Source: PA

Source: PA

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