Saturday 22 March 2014
Sky Bet League 1
Shrewsbury Town 2 (Taylor 80, Miller 90+4)
Bradford City 1 (Davies 79)
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at Greenhous Meadow
Attendance: 5,181 (657 visitors)
Pictures kindly provided by Thomas Gadd
City suffered the agony of conceding with one of the last kicks of the match as they fell to a disappointing late defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.
The Bantams actually took the lead with only eleven minutes of normal time remaining when Andrew Davies swooped to turn home Matthew Dolan's cross from close range. They couldn't hang on for long, however, as Jon Taylor converted Jermaine Grandison's pull back around a minute later to draw the hosts level.
With the game almost up and a draw looking on the cards, Shrewsbury substitute Shaun Miller pounced when a Paul Parry cross fell into his path to fire past a helpless Jon McLaughlin from close range.
FT: Shrewsbury Town 2 Bradford City 1
90+4min: GOAL - Shrewsbury Town 2 Bradford City 1 - Heartbreak for City as Shrewsbury take the lead for the first time in the match in the very final minute of injury time. Parry's cross into the box eventually drops into the path of Miller, who swivels to fire the ball past a helpless McLaughlin from close range.
90+1min: A Parry corner delivery finds Grandison's head but the right-back's effort for goal is just about repelled on the line by McLaughlin.
90min: There will be four minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
90min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Garry Thompson for Mclean. Thompson will play on the right wing with Bennett seemingly playing just behind Hanson now.
84min: Taylor's header inside the area from Parry's cross is blocked barely yards out by the frame of Drury before the effort can trouble McLaughlin.
83min: Miller sees one shot from the edge of the area blocked by McArdle before his second effort bounces wide of goal by a yard or so.
80min: GOAL - Shrewsbury Town 1 Bradford City 1 - City can't hang onto their lead for long, however, as Taylor equalises for Shrewsbury around a minute later. Atajic plays Grandison into crossing space by the byline and the giant right-back's pull-back finds the waiting Taylor, who converts from around eight yards out.
79min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shrewsbury Town 0 Bradford City 1 - After four consecutive corners, City take the lead! Dolan's corner delivery is cleared back out to the midfielder, whose cross back into the box is converted from close range by a lurking Davies.
77min: A Jones corner delivery bounces around in Shrewsbury's penalty area before Adam Reach's shot from close range is deflected over the bar.
76min: SUB - Shrewsbury bring on Bahrudin Atajic for Eaves.
67min: SUBS - Shrewsbury bring on Shaun Miller and Aaron Wildig for Foley and McAllister respectively.
62min: YELLOW CARD - Dolan is booked for catching Dave McAllister with a late tackle just inside Shrewsbury's half of the pitch.
60min: Matthew Dolan takes aim from all of 30 yards out but his low drive lacks the power to really trouble Anyon, who gathers some ease.
56min: Hall's drive from distance is claimed by McLaughlin.
51min: Goldson heads over the bar from around eight yards out following Parry's corner delivery.
50min: Parry's searching cross into the six yard box from the byline has to be headed over his own bar by Davies, who positioned almost underneath the crossbar.
50min: The home fans appeal for a penalty when Davies appeared tangle with Taylor as the ball contest for the ball in the air just inside City's penalty box. Referee Sheldrake glances over at his linesman, who doesn't flag for anything, so play is allowed to continue.
47min: Hanson connects with Bennett's low cross into the area but his cushioned effort on the half-volley lacks enough power is claimed by Anyon.
46min: Shrewsbury kick off the second half.
HT: Shrewsbury Town 0 Bradford City 0
45min: There will be two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
43min: SUB - Unfortunately Doyle cannot continue and he is replaced by Gary Jones.
42min: YELLOW CARD - Eaves is booked for referee Mr Sheldrake seemingly for a number of previous fouls this match already.
40min: Nathan Doyle requires a spot of treatment from Head Physio Matt Barrass after appearing to tweak his groin competing for a challenge.
34min: Eaves moves away from Davies down Shrewsbury's right flank before sending over a dangerous low cross that Darby clears over by the far side of City's six yard box.
27min: Asa Hall's drive from the edge of the area is parried out by a diving McLaughlin before a combination of Rory McArdle and Davies manage to clear their lines ahead of the lurking Taylor.
25min: Andrew Davies' ball into the box is headed down by Hanson towards Mclean, who fires for goal first time from around twelve yards out before seeing his low drive pushed away by Joe Anyon.
21min: Sam Foley's shot on the half-volley from the edge of City's penalty area is held by McLaughlin.
21min: Connor Goldson's header from a Taylor has to be headed clear by Stephen Darby, who is positioned right in front of his own goal.
6min: Jermaine Grandison's header from a Jon Taylor corner is straight at Jon McLaughlin.
4min: Tom Eaves heads wide while under pressure from Adam Drury following Paul Parry's far post cross.
4min: Kyle Bennett's cross into the area is chested down by Aaron Mclean into the path of James Hanson but the striker's effort from around twelve yards out bounces a good couple of yards wide.
0min: The Bantams kick off. City seem to be playing into a bit of a head wind in the first period.
SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE UP
Anyon, Grandison, Mkandawire, Goldson, Mills, Taylor, McAllister, Hall, Parry, Foley, Eaves
Subs: Weale, Jacobson, Winfield, Miller, Wildig, Woods, Atajic
Shrewsbury Town changes:
Miller for Foley (67), Wildig for McAllister (67)
Shrewsbury Town cautions:
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP
McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Drury, Bennett, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Hanson, Mclean
Subs: Jameson, Gray, Thompson, McHugh, Jones, De Vita, Bates
Bradford City changes:
Jones for Doyle (43), Thompson for Mclean (90)
Bradford City cautions:
Referee: D Sheldrake
Assistant Referee: S Copeland
Assistant Referee: M Duncan
Fourth Official: J Law