Tuesday 21 November 2017
Sky Bet League One
Bradford City 1 (Taylor 44)
Scunthorpe United 2 (Burgess 45+1, Adelakun 69)
Kick Off: 7.45pm
at the Northern Commercials Stadium
Attendance: 19,163 (476 visitors)
The Bantams suffered an unfortunate home defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United in a hard-fought encounter at the Northern Commercials Stadium.
Despite controlling proceedings for long periods, particularly in the second period, City suffered a 2-1 loss to the Iron thanks to Hakeeb Adelakun's free-kick winner just over twenty minutes from the end.
The Bantams had taken the lead towards the end of the first period through an stunning strike from distance by Paul Taylor, but there was still in the half for Scunthorpe to level things up soon after via Cameron Burgess from an Adelakun free-kick.
City pushed and probed for a way through Scunthorpe after the break, with Nicky Law and Luke Hendrie forcing saves out of Scunthorpe 'keeper Matt Gilks, but Iron stunned the Bantams with a goal that came somewhat out of the blue.
Adelakun took aim from a free-kick outside the box and the winger's strike for goal found the bottom corner after squirming out of the clutches of City sub shot-stopper Rouven Sattelmaier.
Sattelmaier was introduced into the action at the break due to a knee injury picked up by Colin Doyle during Scunthorpe's opening goal.
The German 'keeper produced a bright double save later in the half to deny Jordan Clarke and Paddy Madden as Scunthorpe looked to make the game safe.
The Bantams searched for a way back into the match as the time ticked down.
Taylor looked to add to his scoring efforts for the night deep into injury time but his fierce drive from around the edge of the box was pushed out via an alert save from Gilks.
FT: Bradford City 1 Scunthorpe United 2
90+5min: Sattelmaier comes up for a late corner but the danger ends for Scunthorpe when Taylor eventually shoots wide from outside the box.
90+4min: As City put the pressure on deep into injury time, Taylor fires a loose ball for goal from around the edge of the box and Gilks shows great reflexes to push the effort out!
90+1min: YELLOW CARD - Hopper is booked for a late sliding challenge on Knight-Percival deep inside City's half of the pitch.
90min: There will be five minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
88min: Matthew Kilgallon gets his head on a McMahon corner but the glancing effort trickles some distance wide and eventually out for a goal-kick.
84min: Hopper drives into City's penalty area with purpose but Nathaniel Knight-Percival eventually halts the danger but tackling the ball off the striker for a goal-kick.
83min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Tyrell Robinson for Hendrie.
82min: Hendrie heads wide of Gilks' near post following Reeves' hanging cross into the box.
81min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Dominic Poleon for Law.
80min: A brilliant double save keeps City in the game! Clarke's fizzing cross-come-shot is clawed away by a diving Sattelmaier on the line. Madden looks to head home the loose ball but Sattelmaier is up quickly to make a good reaction stop.
78min: SUB - Scunthorpe bring on Charlie Goode for Adelakun.
76min: Reeves' low drive from just outside the box deflects off Vincelot but Gilks is still able to gather.
75min: Madden fires wide with a low drive from just outside the box.
74min: SUB - Scunthorpe bring on Conor Townsend for Holmes.
74min: Vincelot curls comfortably over with a shot from outside the box.
73min: Madden's low centre across the box is narrowly missed by the sliding Tom Hopper in the middle.
72min: McMahon goes for goal direct from a free-kick outside the box but Gilks is able to get across to gather up the curling strike.
71min: YELLOW CARD - Neal Bishop is booked for dragging back Wyke midway into Scunthorpe's half of the pitch.
69min: GOAL - Bradford City 1 Scunthorpe United 2 - Adelakun gives Scunthorpe the lead for the first time on the night direct from a free-kick that evades the clutches of Sattelmaier before rolling into the bottom corner.
67min: Taylor's low left-footed drive from outside the box is gathered up by Gilks.
62min: Hendrie goes for goal but his curler from outside the box is held by Gilks.
51min: Madden is played into space via a neat ball over the top but the striker's effort on the half-volley from just inside the box is held by Sattelmaier.
48min: Nicky Law denied by Gilks! The City midfielder connects with a thumping header from Gilliead's cross into the box but Gilks gets across to push the effort away!
46min: The Bantams restart the match.
HT SUB - The Bantams bring on Rouven Sattelmaier for Doyle before the second period. It seems Doyle has suffered a knee injury during the first period.
HT: Bradford City 1 Scunthorpe United 1
45+2min: City go close with the last attack of the half. McMahon's deep cross into the box lands at the feet of Gilliead via touches off Wyke and Vincelot but his shot on the turn flashes over the bar.
45+1min: GOAL - Bradford City 1 Scunthorpe United 1 - Scunthorpe level things up almost straight away through Cameron Burgess. Hakeeb Adelakun's curling free-kick delivery from wide into the box is an inviting one and the ball ends up in the net via a touch off Burgess.
45min: There will be one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
44min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bradford City 1 Scunthorpe United 0 - What a goal from Taylor! Wyke lays a long ball forward off into the path of the attacker and he lets rip with a stunning strike from around 25 yards out that whistles into the top corner!
43min: SUB - Scunthorpe bring on Paddy Madden for Lee Novak.
42min: Wallace looks to chest Hendrie's looping cross back into the path of his 'keeper Gilks but Gilliead is there causing a nuisance. Gilliead tries to get a touch of the ball from close range but Wallace is eventually able to shepherd back to Gilks.
39min: Reeves leads a promising City counter-attack from a cleared Scunthorpe corner. Reeves eventually plays the ball into the path of Taylor but the attacker is dispossessed by a well-timed sliding tackle from Funso Ojo as he looked to get a shot away inside the box.
32min: Reeves' hopeful angled drive from outside the area bounces harmlessly past Gilks' far post.
27min: Jake Reeves plays McMahon into a pocket of space inside the Scunthorpe box and the right back's angled drive is just about turned behind by the right arm of Matt Gilks.
18min: YELLOW CARD - Wallace is booked for catching McMahon with a stray arm as the pair contest an aerial ball just inside City's half of the pitch.
14min: City have a couple of chances to scramble an effort on goal from the resulting Tony McMahon corner delivery but Scunthorpe eventually clear their lines.
14min: Alex Gilliead bursts past Murray Wallace down City's right flank and into the Scunthorpe box. Gillead fires the ball across the six yard box from the byline but McArdle is crucially in the right position to block behind with Romain Vincelot lurking behind looking for a potential tap-in.
7min: Paul Taylor's cross into the box finds Charlie Wyke in the middle but the striker's shot on the turn deflects off Rory McArdle and out for a corner.
2min: Jordan Clarke has a go from some distance out and Colin Doyle plays safe and tips the dipping drive over the crossbar.
0min: Scunthorpe kick off the match. The Bantams will attack towards the T L Dallas Stand end in the first period.
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Doyle, McMahon, Knight-Percival, Kilgallon, Hendrie, Vincelot, Reeves, Law, Gilliead, Taylor, Wyke
Subs: Sattelmaier, Thompson, Poleon, McCartan, Pybus, Patrick, Robinson
Bradford City substitutions:
Sattelmaier for Doyle (46), Poleon for Law (81), Robinson for Hendrie (83)
SCUNTHORPE UNITED LINE UP:
Gilks, Clarke, McArdle, Burgess, Wallace, Adelakun, Ojo, Bishop, Holmes, Hopper, Novak
Subs: Watson, Townsend, Crofts, Madden, van Veen, Lewis, Goode
Scunthorpe United substitutions:
Madden for Novak (43), Townsend for Holmes (74), Goode for Adelakun (78)
Scunthorpe United cautions:
Wallace (18), Bishop (71), Hopper (90+1)
Referee: Scott Duncan
Assistant Referee: Philip Dermott
Assistant Referee: Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Jonathan Hunt