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BANTAMS BACK TO WINNING WAYS

11 February 2020

City bounced back to winning ways with a 3-1 home victory against Stevenage. 

A superb second-half fightback saw the Bantams secure three points to record a league double over Boro. 

The first goal of the game went to the away side - in the 26th minute.

Charlie Carter strutted through the home defence before lashing a shot into the top right corner - giving the the visitors an early lead. 

Stuart McCall’s men had an opportunity in the latter stages of the first-half - courtesy of Shay McCartan. 

Lee Novak muscled off his man before flicking McCartan through, however the No.14 was unable to convert as Stevenage keeper Paul Farman tipped the ball wide.

Despite conceding, the Bantams struck back - in the 50th minute.

McCartan found some space outside the box before curling it in the bottom corner.

Four minutes later and the Northern Irish man was in again. 

The attacker peeled off at the back post before guiding Connor Wood’s cross home - to make it 2-1.

With minutes to go, the Bantams grabbed their third and final goal of the game to seal the win.

Lee Novak was left one-on-one before bending the ball home to net his second goal in as many games and wrap up the points. 

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©; Adam Henley, Ben Richards-Everton, Anthony O’Connor, Connor Wood; Jake Reeves, Shay McCartan (Chris Taylor 85’), Hope Akpan (Harry Pritchard 69’), Dylan Mottley-Henry; Kurtis Guthrie (Dylan Connolly 72’), Lee Novak. Subs (not used): Luke McGee (GK); Paudie O’Connor, Chris Taylor, Glen Middleton, Clayton Donaldson.

GOALS: Shay McCartan (49’, 54’), Lee Novak (90+4).

STEVENAGE: Paul Farman; Paul Digby, Scott Cuthbert ©, Tom Soares, Charlie Carter; Canice Carroll (Jake Cassidy 83’), Diaguely Dabo, Ben Nugent (booked 6’), Tyler Denton; Daniel Kemp (booked 20’), David Parkhouse (Ben Folami 70’). Subs (not used): Sacha Bastien (GK); Arthur Iontton, Dean Parrett, Adam El-Abd, Charlie Lakin.

GOALS: Charlie Carter (26’).

ATTENDANCE: 12,845 (80 visitors).


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