Bradford 3 Daggers 3 FULL TIME

Bradford are back in front through Ryan Kendall

John Still not happy with the pitch and his sides defending, but delighted they took a point and felt they could have won.

Also, read exclusive interviews with Jon Nurse and Scott Doe in this weeks Post, out on Wednesday.

FULL TIME: What a match that was. Daggers show their powers of spirit again to come back from 2-0 down and could even have won it late on.

More to come in a minute.

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Now Walsh comes close with a snapshot, excellent handling from Glennon.

That was the chance. Ogogo cross and Benson heads it over the bar.

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He just couldnt keep it down, but Bradford are now on the attack.

Currie on for Green now.

Will there be a winner, you wouldnt bet against it.


Own goal from Luke Oliver!!

That was all down to Nurse again, as he picked the pocket of Bolder, played a one-two with Green and his cross was spectacularly headed past the keeper by Oliver.

What a game this is.

Since the goal, Bensons had a header saved, and then couldnt get the ball out of his feet after Nurse's pass. Ogogo now in the book as things get a little heated out there.

Abu needs to watch himself too as he just walked off from the referee and had to be called back. Thankfully Arber stepped in, as that could have been red had he continued the dissent.

Scott off Walsh on for Daggers


Long free kick, not cleared and sub Kendall lifts the ball over Roberts, who is now getting tremendous stick from the home crowd.

Its turning a bit nasty here - Arber slid in to block a cross and ball got stuck under his arms. Massive shout for a pen, but nothing given.

These last 11 minutes are going to be very, very interesting.

Roberts is getting more stick now, he might have reacted to the home crowd after that goal went in.


Would you believe it. Green swings over a free kick, Benson flicks it on and Nurse at the far post heads goalwards, it deflects off a defender and into the net.

Do we have Aldershot all over again?


Josh Scott wont ever want to see that again.

Racing onto a long ball, he beat Rehman, dummied the keeper and with the whole goal to aim it, he somehow put it wide of the post. That could be vital.

GOALFLASH - Daggers pull one back

Hes only been on the pitch a minute, but Jon Nurse slams one into the top corner from close range. Game well and truly back on!

GOALFLASH - Bradford 2-0 up

Same partnership, same outcome, Threlfall swings over a free kick, Hanson heads it past Roberts. Is that game over?

Subs a plenty now, as Flynn jogs off, with Steven O'Leary coming on

SUB - Folly off Nurse on

Gain drops back into centre mid.

Nurse being called back by Terry Harris, a change to come it seems.

Wow, here you get the attendance handed out on your own sheet of paper. Very impressive.

Its 11,064 by the way, with 100 from Daggers, just as I predicted!

Hes coming off to a standing ovation, with Ryan Kendall now on.

BIG MOMENTDaley has sprinted past Scott and now gone to ground clutching his leg. This looks like its the end of the game for the tricky winger and the visitors defence wont mind that for a minute.

Northampton are losing at Lincoln, real chance for Daggers to close the gap.

Pack sends one well over, but the visitors are starting to threaten.

Roberts has just clawed aside a shot from O'Brien, but there is more spirit and fight about Daggers now. Can something come from it though?

Kingwilson has been in touch

Sounds pretty disappointing so far. Could do with picking up something today ideally. Quick question, how is McCrory coping with Daley? One thing I always felt Griffiths was vulnerable against was raw pace. Since McCrory is a spit of him, just wondering if he's having the same problem as Daley seems to be running the show?

McCrory is definitely struggling out there as Daley is behind all of the hosts best moments. The pace is catching him out, while more worringly, Doe is finding Hanson a bit too much today too. The forward is winning almost everything in the air.

How it is not 1-1 I've no idea.

Green's free kick was onto the head of Arber and from a few yards his downward header was somehow saved by Glennon, with Doe from inches out, having his shot cleared too.

Bradford went straight up the other end and Hanson hit the base of the post with a header, so its all to play for!

Daggers rather trudging back onto the pitch a bit wearily here - should be underway in a few mins.

HALF TIME Daggers trail 1-0 here.

One minute stoppage time

Both O'Brien and Pack have been hit in the unmentionables to great laughs from the crowd. Its never nice though it is?

Gain's right footer is easily saved and it looks like we're heading into the break with Daggers behind.

40MINS: Doe flicks a corner over the bar, but Daggers have been forced to feed on scraps and Roberts does well to stop a bobbling shot from Evans.

Gain and Benson have both received talking tos from the official, Daggers must keep their heads before the break.

A bizarre scoreline from the BSP, Josh Scotts old Hayes & Yeading team are 6-0 down at Luton in just the 31st minute.

Daley just puts in a stinker of a tackle on Folly, but the whistle had gone, that wasnt clever though.

REAL CHANCE Green stands up lovely cross and Scott glances his header wide from 8 yards. Another corner too as Daggers have picked up the pace now.

Some more audacious skill from Daley ends with a Doe interception, you can see why hes a crowd favourite here.

Another corner, this time won by Gain, good period for Daggers here.

Top catch by Glennon though, that delivery was just like the Bradford goal.

Corner for Daggers, Benson is really carrying the fight to them out there.

Daley is amazing and frustrating in equal measures it seems. Just dummied the whole Daggers defence with a feint to shoot, but wanted to do it again when he should have scored, and it was blocked.

20MINS:Bradford's aerial supremacy is a real worry, as Rehman was left all alone from a free kick just then. Usually Daggers are so tight at the back, but not today.

Theres a buzz whenever Daley is on the ball. He has pace to burn and is giving McCrory a tough time whenever he has the chance.

Hanson has the beating of Doe in the air it seems, another header almost finds Evans, but he wins a corner from McCrory, which Hanson puts wide.

First sight of goal for Daggers as Benson sends a shot straight at Glennon after Scott's chest down. Better, but much more of that is needed.

13MINS: Must be said that its all Bradford so far, Stills side havent adapted to the pitch yet, though it is a shocker.

Hanson is causing all sorts of problems, another shot goes out for a throw in though...

It would be 2-0 but for Roberts as a free kick from Daggers failed to beat the first man, eventually Omar Daley skinned Ogogo but his shot was deflected behind by the keepers legs.

Excellent stop.

It wasnt and now Daggers have a free kick in a good position of their own.

Another corner for City, heres hoping not the same outcome.

On another note, Wes Thomas doesnt appear to have made the squad for Rushden today, but former Dagger Shane Huke is on the bench.

So much for keeping the home fans quiet then, although with precious little to play for, the atmosphere hasnt changed a great deal.

GOALFLASH - Bradford move 1-0 up

How easy was that. Threlfall swung in a dangerous corner, and Hanson got in front of Roberts to head home.

Slack marking from the visitors and they now have it all to do.

Robbo already getting stick from the away fans, game is on its way now.

Huddles from both sides, we're almost ready.

Good sounds from the home fans already, Daggers will need to keep it tight in the opening 20 to frustrate them.

Isnt that a phrase that could be used for every game, in every league, in every country?

All views are welcome today, the subs are going through their final warm ups and the players should be with us soon.

The main stand to my left is massive, quite out of touch at League Two level it must be said!

A few away fans dotted away in front of me, I'd say there are a 100 hardy souls here from the Daggers.

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Teams News

Hello and welcome to Valley Parade for todays League Two clash between Daggers and Bradford City.

Team news is in for the visitors, and they are unchanged from last weekend's 3-1 win over Macclesfield.

Its an impressive stadium here, but the pitch doesnt look too good from my viewpoint, cutting up already, and this is just the warm up!

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Damien McCrory, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green, Marlon Pack, Yoann Folly, Peter Gain, Paul Benson, Josh Scott.

Subs: Chris Lewington, Jon Nurse, Anwar Uddin, Darren Currie, Graeme Montgomery, Tommy Tejan-Sie, Phil Walsh.

The Post is running live updates from Valley Parade for Daggers League Two clash with Bradford City today.

John Still's side have never lost on their travels to Bradford since becoming a Football League club and will be looking for victory to remain firmly in touch with the play-offs.

Full team news will be available from 2.45pm.

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