LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Bradford City

First published in STFC News
Last updated

Enable automatic updates every minute? YES NO

Summary

  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & MIKE BENKE
  • FT: Swindon 1 (Cox, 73) Bradford 0
  • Swindon secure sixth win in seven games
  • Lee Cox scores his first ever goal for the club
  • Peterborough beat Carlisle, leaving Town four points off the play-offs with two games left
  • HT: Town 0 Bradford 0

Comments (32)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

Any posters in the Tap & Barrel?
Any posters in the Tap & Barrel? MoonrakerMatelot
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Since 1950 says...

Yeah!
Yeah! Since 1950
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mancrobin says...

Let's keep hope alive. Would be good to go in to the last game with something to play for.
Let's keep hope alive. Would be good to go in to the last game with something to play for. mancrobin
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Since 1950 says...

Don't stop believin'!

COYR!
Don't stop believin'! COYR! Since 1950
  • Score: 0

2:13pm Mon 21 Apr 14

port de soller says...

they have every chance just keep going,don´t fuss about Peterborough just win all 3 games go reds
they have every chance just keep going,don´t fuss about Peterborough just win all 3 games go reds port de soller
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Sam, any further board room news that you can share with us this afternoon please ?
Sam, any further board room news that you can share with us this afternoon please ? the wizard
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Mon 21 Apr 14

manila-red says...

i predict 2-1 to Town. With Carlisle holding Peterborough to a draw. COYR.
i predict 2-1 to Town. With Carlisle holding Peterborough to a draw. COYR. manila-red
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Unrealistic though it may seem, I'm hoping Carlisle can do the biz today with a strong win, LOL
Unrealistic though it may seem, I'm hoping Carlisle can do the biz today with a strong win, LOL the wizard
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bearwoodred says...

go Miles
go Miles bearwoodred
  • Score: -4

3:57pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

Frustrating at times, town only looking confident and going forward with purpose when the crowd are getting on their backs. Bradford are here for the taking but have managed the better chances, can thank the ref for giving them some dubious free kicks in promising areas. When we're going forward with urgency we look decent, but playing very slowly and without direction or purpose at times.

Anyway, take the best of the first half, more of the same early in the second, and come out with a higher tempo from the off and no reason we can't win this. Carlisle playing for their lives too, maybe they can salvage a point at boro.
Frustrating at times, town only looking confident and going forward with purpose when the crowd are getting on their backs. Bradford are here for the taking but have managed the better chances, can thank the ref for giving them some dubious free kicks in promising areas. When we're going forward with urgency we look decent, but playing very slowly and without direction or purpose at times. Anyway, take the best of the first half, more of the same early in the second, and come out with a higher tempo from the off and no reason we can't win this. Carlisle playing for their lives too, maybe they can salvage a point at boro. Swindon1984
  • Score: -2

3:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

Think Sam must be in a good mood, we haven't been nearly as good as his right up suggests! Bradford definitely with the best chance of the half, good save by Wes as always.
Think Sam must be in a good mood, we haven't been nearly as good as his right up suggests! Bradford definitely with the best chance of the half, good save by Wes as always. Swindon1984
  • Score: -4

5:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

stfc4ever!! says...

Whatever happens I'm a proud fan this season. To finish where we are is nothing short of miraculous considering the upheaval over last summer. Hats off to you Mr Cooper you've done us proud but expectations will without doubt increase for next season. Good luck!
Whatever happens I'm a proud fan this season. To finish where we are is nothing short of miraculous considering the upheaval over last summer. Hats off to you Mr Cooper you've done us proud but expectations will without doubt increase for next season. Good luck! stfc4ever!!
  • Score: 16

5:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

california andy says...

Too bad about the Peterborough result, but what a great run to end the season, and all is not completely lost even now. Have to rue games where we lost but should have won, most recently Carlisle away, but that's football.
Well done Mark and the lads. COYR
Too bad about the Peterborough result, but what a great run to end the season, and all is not completely lost even now. Have to rue games where we lost but should have won, most recently Carlisle away, but that's football. Well done Mark and the lads. COYR california andy
  • Score: 7

5:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

stfcdod says...

I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee.
I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee. stfcdod
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Mon 21 Apr 14

The Jockster says...

Looks like the fun bus is headed to meadow lane next Saturday! fat lady still only gargling!
Looks like the fun bus is headed to meadow lane next Saturday! fat lady still only gargling! The Jockster
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

smirg kcab says...

NO mention of the red card that should have been
Oh forgot
We won
NO mention of the red card that should have been Oh forgot We won smirg kcab
  • Score: -9

6:28pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Good win against a frustratingly negative side. Wonder why Parky didn't want to make a game of it when they had nothing to play for?

Branco very good, McEveley not far behind but collected another stupid booking. It's hard to see Posh not picking up the 3 points they need to get into the play-offs but at least we still have that very slight chance of promotion.
Good win against a frustratingly negative side. Wonder why Parky didn't want to make a game of it when they had nothing to play for? Branco very good, McEveley not far behind but collected another stupid booking. It's hard to see Posh not picking up the 3 points they need to get into the play-offs but at least we still have that very slight chance of promotion. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

the don69 says...

Parky still got a grudge about us beating his Charlton in the play-off's,then he ended getting sacked! boring ol **** parked the Bus and just tried to stop us, well done Coops you can be proud of your season,I just hope the Wannabe's sort themselves out and help you build a good strong squad to have a crack next season!!!!!!!
Parky still got a grudge about us beating his Charlton in the play-off's,then he ended getting sacked! boring ol **** parked the Bus and just tried to stop us, well done Coops you can be proud of your season,I just hope the Wannabe's sort themselves out and help you build a good strong squad to have a crack next season!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 7

6:51pm Mon 21 Apr 14

stigger says...

Not exciting as some recent performances but a solid effort and excellent run of form at end of season. Many around me thought Jay was MOM and I tend to agree but Branco was v good as were (as usual now!) Troy and Stephens. V pleasing to see Troy play twice in 4 days I hope that means the knee is getting stronger and I really hope we can sign him and Jay on for next5 season they are the quality experienced heads to go with our youngsters. Pleased for Lee Cox, good finish and neat and tidy performance. Thought Pritch was lively and dangerous throughout and should have scored, Miles held on to the ball better and I thought Smithy had a decent game. Still a slim chance, COYR!
Not exciting as some recent performances but a solid effort and excellent run of form at end of season. Many around me thought Jay was MOM and I tend to agree but Branco was v good as were (as usual now!) Troy and Stephens. V pleasing to see Troy play twice in 4 days I hope that means the knee is getting stronger and I really hope we can sign him and Jay on for next5 season they are the quality experienced heads to go with our youngsters. Pleased for Lee Cox, good finish and neat and tidy performance. Thought Pritch was lively and dangerous throughout and should have scored, Miles held on to the ball better and I thought Smithy had a decent game. Still a slim chance, COYR! stigger
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Nice reception for Rafa as well.
Always gave his best for us and deserved our respect.

One goal was always going to be enough today after Bradford parked the bus and never threatened.
Shame games are almost finished but let's hope the momentum carries on next season.

Finally best regards to Oxford. Top of the league ........... And then history repeats and after Xmas they fall apart.
Nice reception for Rafa as well. Always gave his best for us and deserved our respect. One goal was always going to be enough today after Bradford parked the bus and never threatened. Shame games are almost finished but let's hope the momentum carries on next season. Finally best regards to Oxford. Top of the league ........... And then history repeats and after Xmas they fall apart. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 7

7:29pm Mon 21 Apr 14

stfc4ever!! says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Good win against a frustratingly negative side. Wonder why Parky didn't want to make a game of it when they had nothing to play for?

Branco very good, McEveley not far behind but collected another stupid booking. It's hard to see Posh not picking up the 3 points they need to get into the play-offs but at least we still have that very slight chance of promotion.
Agreed. Its irritating that they have such an easy run in! That being said pressure does make things more complicated even in the simplest of situations
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Good win against a frustratingly negative side. Wonder why Parky didn't want to make a game of it when they had nothing to play for? Branco very good, McEveley not far behind but collected another stupid booking. It's hard to see Posh not picking up the 3 points they need to get into the play-offs but at least we still have that very slight chance of promotion.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Its irritating that they have such an easy run in! That being said pressure does make things more complicated even in the simplest of situations stfc4ever!!
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Mon 21 Apr 14

old town robin says...

the don69 wrote:
Parky still got a grudge about us beating his Charlton in the play-off's,then he ended getting sacked! boring ol **** parked the Bus and just tried to stop us, well done Coops you can be proud of your season,I just hope the Wannabe's sort themselves out and help you build a good strong squad to have a crack next season!!!!!!!
Parky played exactly the same park the bus tactics as last time they came and got a 0-0 draw, After a very boring first half we did enough in the second to have won comfortably by at least 3 goals. Pleased for Lee Cox getting his first goal, I wonder if he just might get and extension of another season.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Parky still got a grudge about us beating his Charlton in the play-off's,then he ended getting sacked! boring ol **** parked the Bus and just tried to stop us, well done Coops you can be proud of your season,I just hope the Wannabe's sort themselves out and help you build a good strong squad to have a crack next season!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Parky played exactly the same park the bus tactics as last time they came and got a 0-0 draw, After a very boring first half we did enough in the second to have won comfortably by at least 3 goals. Pleased for Lee Cox getting his first goal, I wonder if he just might get and extension of another season. old town robin
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

Parky parked the Bus and it was obvious they came for a point and got their just rewards for being so negative. Good display by the Town especially second half and all played very well. McEverley just gets better each game in his new role and must have been MOM but Branco did also play well who got the nod for MOM. Solid display and boy had we had this defence a few months back then we would definitely had made the top six in my view. Yes enjoyed the game and sad that this was our last home game for Alex Pritchard who has been a very good player for us and will be missed next season. It all is looking quite rosy for next season and if we can keep Troy and Jack Stephens at the back with Mr Ranger up front I feel we can get into the play offs at the very least. Hard Game next Sat with County fighting for their lives so don't expect too much from there but would love to ram one up Fatty Evans in the last game of the season against his Rotherham side.
Parky parked the Bus and it was obvious they came for a point and got their just rewards for being so negative. Good display by the Town especially second half and all played very well. McEverley just gets better each game in his new role and must have been MOM but Branco did also play well who got the nod for MOM. Solid display and boy had we had this defence a few months back then we would definitely had made the top six in my view. Yes enjoyed the game and sad that this was our last home game for Alex Pritchard who has been a very good player for us and will be missed next season. It all is looking quite rosy for next season and if we can keep Troy and Jack Stephens at the back with Mr Ranger up front I feel we can get into the play offs at the very least. Hard Game next Sat with County fighting for their lives so don't expect too much from there but would love to ram one up Fatty Evans in the last game of the season against his Rotherham side. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 6

8:42pm Mon 21 Apr 14

andy5364 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
NO mention of the red card that should have been
Oh forgot
We won
Prat of the highest order
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: NO mention of the red card that should have been Oh forgot We won[/p][/quote]Prat of the highest order andy5364
  • Score: -3

8:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Cookie43 says...

stfcdod wrote:
I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee.
i am sure they will find something to complain and gripe about.
sad that bradley red can not give credit where its due
[quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee.[/p][/quote]i am sure they will find something to complain and gripe about. sad that bradley red can not give credit where its due Cookie43
  • Score: 2

9:13pm Mon 21 Apr 14

swwindon61uk says...

Cookie43 wrote:
stfcdod wrote:
I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee.
i am sure they will find something to complain and gripe about.
sad that bradley red can not give credit where its due
Maybe they are having difficulty eating that humble pie.
Strange but not surprising that the same ones that were saying Cooper should go because of a poor run are not posting he should stay because of an equally good run!
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcdod[/bold] wrote: I guess that Bradley, Harley and the rest of them have been on holiday abroad for a good few weeks now and they can't get internet access at all. Teehee.[/p][/quote]i am sure they will find something to complain and gripe about. sad that bradley red can not give credit where its due[/p][/quote]Maybe they are having difficulty eating that humble pie. Strange but not surprising that the same ones that were saying Cooper should go because of a poor run are not posting he should stay because of an equally good run! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Haydonender says...

Comfortable win, was surprised Bradford were so negative, I can't remember Wes doing much. Thought smith held the ball up a lot better so credit to him, and the defence was solid again.

Was wondering why Pritchard was waving goodbye at the end, would have been better if the club had let the fans know it was his last home game so we could have given him a proper ovation.
Comfortable win, was surprised Bradford were so negative, I can't remember Wes doing much. Thought smith held the ball up a lot better so credit to him, and the defence was solid again. Was wondering why Pritchard was waving goodbye at the end, would have been better if the club had let the fans know it was his last home game so we could have given him a proper ovation. Haydonender
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Scouse Red says...

Haydonender wrote:
Comfortable win, was surprised Bradford were so negative, I can't remember Wes doing much. Thought smith held the ball up a lot better so credit to him, and the defence was solid again.

Was wondering why Pritchard was waving goodbye at the end, would have been better if the club had let the fans know it was his last home game so we could have given him a proper ovation.
agreed. If it was Pritchard's last home game they could have perhaps mentioned it in the program (not read it all yet) so he could have had a proper goodbye from the home fans, certainly deserved a decent send off in my view.

Got to get TAH re-signed up, Stephens would be a very useful addition as well i think if possible for next season
[quote][p][bold]Haydonender[/bold] wrote: Comfortable win, was surprised Bradford were so negative, I can't remember Wes doing much. Thought smith held the ball up a lot better so credit to him, and the defence was solid again. Was wondering why Pritchard was waving goodbye at the end, would have been better if the club had let the fans know it was his last home game so we could have given him a proper ovation.[/p][/quote]agreed. If it was Pritchard's last home game they could have perhaps mentioned it in the program (not read it all yet) so he could have had a proper goodbye from the home fans, certainly deserved a decent send off in my view. Got to get TAH re-signed up, Stephens would be a very useful addition as well i think if possible for next season Scouse Red
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

Cooper said on interview that Pritchard is only here on a youth loan agreement, which ends when he turns 21, which is before the last home game. Disappointed to see him go, he's had a good season and one of the best loan signings in recent years, despite his collection of cards.

Bit surprised that the 'season-long' loan wasn't just that, surely that would have been considered when finalising the end date of the loan with a potentially important game against Rotherham, and that could have been with us needing to win to avoid relegation?

Thought we did enough to win today, Bradford were pretty dire and apart from a couple of small spells of possession did very little with their 4-5-1. In fact it was much like the PDC L2 season when team after team came here for a 0-0 with very little intention of troubling our goal.

Michael Smith did pretty well I thought, he held it up OK and got away a few shots on target but Jay McEveley the clear man of the match in his roaming role, and good to see his deliveries have vastly improved.

Very lenient ref who was letting Bradford get away with far too much on Pritchard first half and then Nathan in the second. Thought the first Jay booking was harsh but then he could have gone for the later challenge so that evened out I suppose. He also seemed to miss the kick by Stead on Troy, but then had a word a few minutes later without taking action?

Anyway another 3 points, and I'm coming round to the idea that the good form is down to the arrival of Stephens he truly is an excellent player. Would be surprised if him and Pritchard aren't playing in the Championship next season.
Cooper said on interview that Pritchard is only here on a youth loan agreement, which ends when he turns 21, which is before the last home game. Disappointed to see him go, he's had a good season and one of the best loan signings in recent years, despite his collection of cards. Bit surprised that the 'season-long' loan wasn't just that, surely that would have been considered when finalising the end date of the loan with a potentially important game against Rotherham, and that could have been with us needing to win to avoid relegation? Thought we did enough to win today, Bradford were pretty dire and apart from a couple of small spells of possession did very little with their 4-5-1. In fact it was much like the PDC L2 season when team after team came here for a 0-0 with very little intention of troubling our goal. Michael Smith did pretty well I thought, he held it up OK and got away a few shots on target but Jay McEveley the clear man of the match in his roaming role, and good to see his deliveries have vastly improved. Very lenient ref who was letting Bradford get away with far too much on Pritchard first half and then Nathan in the second. Thought the first Jay booking was harsh but then he could have gone for the later challenge so that evened out I suppose. He also seemed to miss the kick by Stead on Troy, but then had a word a few minutes later without taking action? Anyway another 3 points, and I'm coming round to the idea that the good form is down to the arrival of Stephens he truly is an excellent player. Would be surprised if him and Pritchard aren't playing in the Championship next season. Wilesy
  • Score: 2

8:53am Tue 22 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy, I don't think McEveley can have any complaints about the booking. It was obvious as he as chasing back that he was determined to stop the Bradford player by fair means or foul (and I'm not saying we should be unhappy about that). When he did get there he just bundled the bloke over. Some might have seen that as a bookable offence but the ref had clearly decided a free kick was punishment enough until McEveley decided to have a verbal go. As LR suggests, maybe it's too late for him to change but he would be a better player if he did.
Wilesy, I don't think McEveley can have any complaints about the booking. It was obvious as he as chasing back that he was determined to stop the Bradford player by fair means or foul (and I'm not saying we should be unhappy about that). When he did get there he just bundled the bloke over. Some might have seen that as a bookable offence but the ref had clearly decided a free kick was punishment enough until McEveley decided to have a verbal go. As LR suggests, maybe it's too late for him to change but he would be a better player if he did. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

8:55am Tue 22 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

"... as he was chasing back..."
"... as he was chasing back..." Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

2:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

Good result in the end, better second half than first. Still think the team looked a little lethargic first half, and looked reluctant to have a shot or cross the ball in first time, but they didn't have to commit too much forward to get the goal. Would love for it to go down to the last game of the season and see us sneak into the play offs but doesn't look likely - then again stranger things have happened, and can't rule it out until it's mathematically impossible.
Good result in the end, better second half than first. Still think the team looked a little lethargic first half, and looked reluctant to have a shot or cross the ball in first time, but they didn't have to commit too much forward to get the goal. Would love for it to go down to the last game of the season and see us sneak into the play offs but doesn't look likely - then again stranger things have happened, and can't rule it out until it's mathematically impossible. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree