SWINDON TOWN 1 BRADFORD CITY 0: Full-time report

Swindon Town beat Bradford City 1-0 this afternoon

Swindon Town beat Bradford City 1-0 this afternoon

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SWINDON Town won for the sixth time in seven matches, as Lee Cox’s first goal for the club handed the Robins a 1-0 victory over Bradford City at the County Ground.

Cox popped up in the area to curl home and settle the tie in the Robins’ favour in the 64th minute, as the hosts dominated proceedings.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper made two changes to his starting XI following the 2-1 win at Coventry City on Good Friday. Cox came into the middle of midfield for Ben Gladwin while Miles Storey replaced the ill Nathan Byrne, with Cooper reverting to a standard 3-5-2 formation.

After a tepid first half, during which Bradford had the best chance when Gary Jones’s free-kick was saved by Wes Foderingham, Swindon turned on the style in the second.

Michael Smith had a close-range header well stopped by Jon McLaughlin in the visitors’ goal before Cox latched onto a loose ball inside the area to curl home the opener for the Robins.

Storey drew a good save out of McLaughlin following Alex Pritchard’s tidy pass, as Town, who dominated possession for much of the game, pushed hard for a second.

Pritchard spurned a glorious chance to double his side’s lead, firing wide after being played in by Luongo, while the Spurs winger then forced McLaughlin to leap to his right to turn a swinging free-kick away to safety. A second goal wasn’t forthcoming but it wasn’t needed anyway. This was comfortable for Swindon, if not electrifying.

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5:34pm Mon 21 Apr 14

california andy says...

Sad to hear Pritchard has played his last game for us. A real talent. Wonder if his lack of size will limit his chances at a higher level?
Sad to hear Pritchard has played his last game for us. A real talent. Wonder if his lack of size will limit his chances at a higher level? california andy
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7:24pm Mon 21 Apr 14

LionelHutz says...

california andy wrote:
Sad to hear Pritchard has played his last game for us. A real talent. Wonder if his lack of size will limit his chances at a higher level?
Last-but-two game for us, you mean?
[quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Sad to hear Pritchard has played his last game for us. A real talent. Wonder if his lack of size will limit his chances at a higher level?[/p][/quote]Last-but-two game for us, you mean? LionelHutz
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8:33pm Mon 21 Apr 14

montgomery burns says...

We started this run too late and now we are relying on peterbourgh to not win one of their remaning games and us to win them all,its a shame because we have dropped points this season that could have got us in the top 6 and i have a feeling if we could have edged in to the top 6 we could win the playoffs this year, please peterbourgh loose your last games ;)
We started this run too late and now we are relying on peterbourgh to not win one of their remaning games and us to win them all,its a shame because we have dropped points this season that could have got us in the top 6 and i have a feeling if we could have edged in to the top 6 we could win the playoffs this year, please peterbourgh loose your last games ;) montgomery burns
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10:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

california andy says...

See accompanying story, but I was a bit mistaken anyway. Pritchard is on a youth loan, and can play one more time for us at Notts County, but then he turns 21, so can't play in the next (and last) home game. So last home game. Bet the supporters didn't know that. He deserved a nice send off, as he has played well as season, silly bookings and sending off apart.
See accompanying story, but I was a bit mistaken anyway. Pritchard is on a youth loan, and can play one more time for us at Notts County, but then he turns 21, so can't play in the next (and last) home game. So last home game. Bet the supporters didn't know that. He deserved a nice send off, as he has played well as season, silly bookings and sending off apart. california andy
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