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CITY SIX UNBEATEN AFTER MANSFIELD WIN

29 December 2019

Gary Bowyer's Bantams extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory over Mansfield Town. 

A penalty in each half from the returning James Vaughan did the damage for Bowyer's side, who got back to winning ways at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Despite a slow start, it was the home side who took the lead with 13 minutes on the clock.

Neat play from Dylan Connolly saw him burst into the box and feed Matt Palmer who was bundled over in the area.

Skipper Vaughan stepped up to hammer his spot-kick into the top corner.

The Bantams then made sure of the points with seven minutes of a tight second half remaining, through another Vaughan penalty. 

Another surging Connolly run into the area saw him brought down by Matt Preston. 

Top-scorer Vaughan again stepped up to send Conrad Logan the wrong way and double City's advantage. 

Bowyer's men went close, late on, in search of a third - through substitute Chris Taylor - though 2-0 it finished. 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell; Anthony O’Connor, Paudie O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton; Adam Henley (booked 11’), Jake Reeves (Callum Cooke 74'), Matt Palmer, Connor Wood; Dylan Connolly (booked 63'), James Vaughan (booked 70', Aramide Oteh 87'), Shay McCartan (Chris Taylor 66'). Subs (not used): George Sykes-Kenworthy (GK), Jermaine Anderson, Zeli Ismail, Jordan Gibson.

GOALS: Vaughan (13’ pen, 83' pen).

MANSFIELD: Conrad Logan; James Clarke (booked 79'), Matt Preston (booked 90+5'), Ryan Sweeney (c, booked 28’, Krystian Pearce 38’, booked 48'), Mal Benning; Alex MacDonald, Willem Tomlinson (booked 60'), Danny Rose (booked 40’, Nicky Maynard 72'); Otis Khan (Jacob Mellis 61'), Andy Cook, CJ Hamilon. Subs (not used): Bobby Olejnik (GK), Krystian Pearce, Neal Bishop, Jimmy Knowles, Craig Davies.

GOALS: None. 

ATTENDANCE: 15,197 (1,141 visitors). 

REFEREE: Ross Joyce (Cleveland).


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