Tuesday 5 December 2017
Checkatrade Trophy Round Two
Bradford City 0
Oldham Athletic 1 (Obadeyi 3)
Kick Off: 7:30pm
at the Northern Commercials Stadium
Attendance: 1,036 (150 visitors)
The Bantams were knocked out of this season's Checkatrade Trophy following a narrow home defeat at the hands of Oldham Athletic.
City, who made nine changes from Saturday's Emirates FA Cup win over Plymouth Argyle, fell behind as soon as the third minute when the pacey Tope Obadeyi beat Lukas Raeder with a well-taken strike from the edge of the box.
Despite City's best efforts, Obadeyi's goal would ultimately prove to the match-winner in the Bantams' fourth and final game in this year's competition.
After suffering the blow of conceding so early, City tried to respond when Alex Gilliead forced a smart save out of Oldham 'keeper Johny Placide midway into the half.
Oldham, who fielded a strong side for the encounter, had a number of bright moments in the first period, with Paul Green testing Lukas Raeder with a fierce drive towards the end of the half.
Oldham's Dan Gardner went close with a half-volley after the break, but City seemed to grow more into the contest as the minutes went by.
Substitute Paul Taylor went close with one particular chance for the Bantams when he was teed up for a shot by Shay McCartan seven minutes from the end.
Oldham nearly put the tie to bed towards the end of normal time when Obadeyi hit the post from outside the box.
The Bantams came back again at Oldham in injury time but Jordan Gibson saw a strike from inside the box saved by Placide in injury time.
FT: Bradford City 0 Oldham Athletic 1
90+3min: City see late penalty appeals waved away as Hendrie seems to go down in the box under a push in the back. Raeder comes up for the two corners that follow but Oldham eventually see out the danger.
90+1min: Gibson moves into shooting space after Hendrie had headed a far post cross from Taylor down into the mix. Gibson connects well with his strike but the rising effort is held by Placide.
90min: There will be three minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
89min: Hanson's curling effort from just outside the box is held by Placide.
89min: Oldham hit the post. Obadeyi turns away from Jacob Hanson before curling a low drive from just outside the area against the base of Raeder's far post.
87min: Gibson takes aim from distance but the dipping effort flies over the bar.
83min: McCartan plays the ball back to Taylor, who sees a shot from just outside the box whistle past Placide's near post.
80min: SUB - Oldham bring on Abdelhakim Omrani for Gardner.
80min: After receiving the ball via a Cameron Dummigan throw-in, Dan Gardner lets fly with a dipping half-volley from the edge of the area that whistles just past Raeder's far post.
77min: SUB - Oldham bring on Ryan McLaughlin for Nepomuceno.
75min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Paul Taylor for Patrick.
72min: Green's ball over the top has Doyle interested but the striker's first time shot on the half volley from just outside the box is dragged some distance wide.
69min: SUB - Oldham bring on Ousmane Fane for Flynn.
68min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Nicky Law for Pybus.
66min: Knight-Percival's ball over the top finds Patrick in space in behind the Oldham defence. Patrick stretches to keep the ball in play as it bounces forward and his centre across the six yard box bobbles in front of goal before Oldham can clear. With Placide having stumbled over at the time, a simple tap-in was on the cards there for any City player lurking there.
59min: McCartan tries his luck from distance but the rising effort is wayward.
49min: Gevaro Nepomuceno's cross-come-shot from the right hand side is bundled behind by Raeder.
46min: Oldham restart the match.
HT SUB - The Bantams bring on Dominic Poleon for Gilliead just before the start of the second period.
HT: Bradford City 0 Oldham Athletic 1
45min: There will be one minute of time added on at the end of the first period.
42min: YELLOW CARD - Green is booked for pulling back Omari Patrick as the young City attacker looked to burst forward into Oldham's half.
41min: Paul Green moves away from Daniel Pybus before firing in a fierce drive from inside the box that Lukas Raeder pushes away.
37min: Obedayi's delivery from the byline following a short Oldham corner sees Brian Wilson volley for goal. The effort is well-struck but it hits off Nathaniel Knight-Percival and loops up onto the roof of City's net.
36min: Oldham win the ball back inside City's own penalty area, Doyle ends up getting a shot away from close range but it is blocked behind by Thompson.
34min: Ryan Flynn moves away from an attempted clearance and towards the City penalty box but firing in a powerful drive that goes wide.
28min: Obadeyi surges past Luke Hendrie down Oldham's right flank before whipping the ball across the six yard box. The delivery is a dangerous one but Adam Thompson is in position to kick clear with Eoin Doyle lurking behind him.
25min: A jinking run from Alex Gilliead sees the winger dance away from a couple of Oldham defenders before firing in a drive from inside the box that Placides saves low down to his right.
13min: Obadeyi shows tremendous pace to burst clear down City's left flank. As he makes his way into the box, the Oldham winger looks for a cut-back from the byline but City manage to bundle the ball behind by the near post for a corner to the visitors.
8min: The ball drops into the path of McCartan around the edge of the box but his first time volley sails some distance over Placide's crossbar.
7min: Shay McCartan goes for goal with a free-kick from outside the box but the effort bounces just wide of Johny Placide's near post.
3min: GOAL - Bradford City 0 Oldham Athletic 1 - The visitors take the lead early into the contest thanks to a fine finish from Tope Obadeyi. The Oldham attacker moves in-field from his right wing position before firing in a low angled drive from the edge of the box that whistles into the far bottom corner.
0min: The Bantams kick off the match. They will attack towards the T L Dallas Stand end in the first period.
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Raeder, Hanson, Thompson, Knight-Percival, Hendrie, Gilliead, Pybus, Devine, Gibson, McCartan, Patrick
Subs: Sattelmaier, Kilgallon, Vincelot, Law, Taylor, Poleon, Staunton
Bradford City substitutions:
Poleon for Gilliead (46), Law for Pybus (68), Taylor for Patrick (75)
OLDHAM ATHLETIC LINE UP:
Placide, Dummigan, Brian Wilson, Gerrard, Bryan, Gardner, Green, Nepomuceno, Flynn, Obadeyi, Doyle
Subs: Ben Wilson, Davies, McLaughlin, Menig, Fane, Omrani, Clarke
Oldham Athletic substitutions:
Fane for Flynn (69), McLaughlin for Nepomuceno (77), Omrani for Gardner (80)
Oldham Athletic cautions:
Referee: David Webb
Assistant Referee: Neil Sharp
Assistant Referee: Wayne Grunnill
Fourth Official: Nigel Smith