Saturday 25 April 2015
Sky Bet League 1
Bradford City 1 (Stead 17)
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at the Coral Windows Stadium
Attendance: 15,560 (1,432 visitors)
Jon Stead's eleventh goal of the season in City colours ensured Phil Parkinson's Bantams finished their home fixtures for another season on a winning note.
Stead volleyed home Billy Knott's well-placed pass seventeen minutes into the Yorkshire derby at the Coral Windows Stadium for City's match-winner.
Before the game, the Coral Windows Stadium fell silent for an emotional minute's silence to honour the victims of the Valley Parade fire disaster on the eve of its 30th anniversary.
Thanks to Stead's goal, City now move up to eighth in the League 1 table with only one game of the regular season to go.
FT: Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0
90+3min: Declan John's late cross into the area finds the run of Maris but the substitute's header is straight at Williams.
90min: There will be two minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
89min: Barnsley 'keeper Davies comes up for two corners in quick succession but City are able to clear away the danger on both occasions.
88min: Stead looks to play Clarke in clear on goal but Davies is out of his area quickly to kick away and clear the danger.
83min: Hourihane's teasing delivery from a wide Barnsley free-kick from deep causes some problems in City's defence. Barnsley try to scramble the ball home after City initially fail to clear but Holgate can only fire into the side-netting from close range.
77min: SUB - Barnsley bring on George Maris for Berry.
77min: YELLOW CARD - Hanson is booked catching Mason Holgate in the face as the ball challenging for an aerial ball inside Barnsley's half of the pitch.
67min: Routis heads over the bar from around six yards out following McMahon's wide free-kick delivery into the box from near the corner flag.
65min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Matthew Dolan for Knott.
57min: SUB - Barnsley bring on Milan Lalkovic for Digby.
53min: Digby tries his luck from distance and the effort flies not too far wide of Williams' goal.
52min: Started off by the visiting Barnsley supporters, the whole ground rises to sing 'Stand Up For The 56' followed by a round of applause.
47min: Hourihane's ball across the edge of the box finds Luke Berry but his low drive is dragged wide of Williams' far post.
46min: The Bantams restart the match.
HT: Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0
45min: There will be one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
45min: Hourihane fires comfortably over the bar with a curling effort from just outside the box.
40min: Clarke receives Tony McMahon's short free-kick delivery from a wide position before moving in field and firing wide of the target from just outside the box.
26min: Routis' side-footed volley into the box is headed down by Hanson into the area. Stead manages to bundle the ball away from the clutches of Lewin Nyatanga but Davies dives at the striker's feet to dispossess him before he can look to fire in from close range.
25min: YELLOW CARD - Digby is booked for catching Billy Clarke after the attacker had nutmegged the Tykes midfielder over on City's left flank.
22min: Hourihane shifts the ball onto his weaker right-foot but the midfielder's strike for goal from just outside the box is scuffed comfortably wide of Williams' far post.
18min: James Hanson's low ball into the area is left by Stead for Christopher Routis behind him but the Frenchman's first time strike on his left foot is scuffed wide of Davies' goal.
17min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0 - Stead volleys City into the lead! Billy Knott's delightful cross into the area finds Stead in a pocket of space and the striker confidently volleys past Davies and into the far top corner.
13min: A James Meredith throw-in into the area finds Jon Stead, who turns Paul Digby before firing in a drive from around eight yards out that is held at the second attempt by Adam Davies.
10min: Hourihane's teasing delivery from a wide free-kick from deep bouncing right in front of Williams' goal before going a yard or so wide of the 'keeper's far post.
6min: Conor Hourihane tries his luck as the ball drops to his feet just outside the box but his low left-footed drive from just outside the area is straight at Ben Williams.
5min: Josh Scowen gets free down Barnsley's right flank and moves into the area but Andrew Davies gets across to tackle the ball out for a corner as the Tykes midfielder looked to play it across the six yard box.
0min: Barnsley kick off the match. The Bantams will attack towards the T.L Dallas Stand end in the first period.
3:02pm: The Coral Windows Stadium falls silent for a minute to remember those we have lost.
2:58pm: With 'You'll Never Walk Alone' ringing around an emotional Coral Windows Stadium, City skipper Stephen Darby and Barnsley captain Martin Cranie lay wreaths by the centre circle.
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Williams, Darby, Liddle, Davies, Meredith, McMahon, Routis, Knott, Clarke, Hanson, Stead
Subs: Urwin, Dolan, Sheehan, Zoko, Yeates, Webb-Foster, Mottley-Henry
Bradford City cautions:
Bradford City changes:
Dolan for Knott (65)
BARNSLEY LINE UP:
Davies, Holgate, Cranie, Nyatanga, John, Digby, Scowen, Berry, Hourihane, Pearson, Ibehre
Subs: Wildsmith, Oates, Williams, Maris, Cowgill, Bree, Lalkovic
Lalkovic for Digby (57), Maris for Berry (77)
Referee: S Mathieson
Assistant Referee: M Edwards
Assistant Referee: G Fyvie
Fourth Official: N Gibbons