Yesterday (Tuesday), we revealed number 7 in the countdown from 10 to 1 of the list of best City victories from throughout the 2014-15 season. Number 7 was of course the come from behind, 2-1 home victory against Championship bound MK Dons, with Billy Clarke and James Hanson scoring the decisive goals. At 6, it’s the 2-1 win at Stadium mk earlier in the season – the Bantams of course completed the double of Karl Robinson’s men last season.
1 (Lewington 41)MK Dons
Bradford City2 (Mclean 24, Clarke 26)
16/09/14 – at Stadium mk
The Bantams came up with a quick first half double that the much fancied hosts couldn’t come back from, to ultimately record an impressive victory. An unorthodox goal by Aaron Mclean, which seemed to go in off the top of his shoulder following a Billy Knott corner, gave City the lead, and Billy Clarke pounced on a loose pass from Antony Kay to fire a shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards.
Although Dean Lewington pulled a goal back for Karl Robinson’s side before the interval, City recorded their third successive victory at Stadium mk, a win that kept Phil Parkinson’s men in touching distance of the automatic promotion places.
Extra credit went to City, who dispatched a team, that either side of the win, scored 5 past Barnsley, and 6 past Crewe. To go with this, James Hanson pulled out injured in the pre-match warm up, and Christopher Routis was also making his first league start in English football, following Alan Sheehan red card and subsequent suspension the previous weekend against Swindon Town.
Pickford, Darby (c), McArdle, Routis, Meredith, Liddle, Kennedy, Yeates, Knott (Morais 74), Mclean (McBurnie 61), Clarke (Bennett 78)
Urwin, King, Wright
Darby, Liddle, Yeates
7,139 (251 City fans)Attendance:
‘I’m so proud of the boys tonight. You could talk about every single player and talk about what they contributed to the victory because it was a great performance by us.’
‘We put our bodies on the line when we had to, which was crucial and we spoke to the lads about that before the game.’
‘The way we took the sting out of the game was top class. We had a spell at 2-0 up where I thought we became a bit negative, but in the second half I thought we were excellent – there was so many good performances’.
4 | MK Dons - 13
5 | Bradford - 13
6 | Sheffield United - 13
7 | Swindon - 12
Play the YouTube video below, to see highlights of the impressive victory at Milton Keynes back in September.
Number 5 in the list will be revealed tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled for that one!