Bradford Town - Match centre

Bradford Town
Melksham Town
D Cottle (15'), R Scott, (50' Sent Off), N Flower (89')
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Fri 14 Apr 13:00 - The Toolstation Western Football League - Premier Division Attendance 237

Bradford Town 2 Melksham Town 3

Good Friday football

The Wiltshire derby saw visitors Melksham Town taking all three points at Trowbridge Road. The home side opened the scoring on 15 minutes, great work on the right by Martin Lenihan playing in Karim Rendall who crossed to Dan Cottle to fire home from 6 yards. Rendall set up Cottle again but his strike was well saved by goalkeeper Rob Brown. On 41 minutes Sam Jordan played in Luke Ballinger but his fine effort went just over the bar. Just before the break Mark Wall saw his strike well saved with Cottle getting on to the rebound, but he blasted over from close range with the goal at his mercy. In the second half Rickie Scott was shown a straight red card for an over zealous tackle on 50 minutes. This changed the game & on 57 minutes Ben Thomson equalised for Melksham & 5 minutes later Gary Higdon put them in front. Jake Hiscocks added a third with a fine shot from the edge of the area. Substitute Nathan Flower pulled one back on 89 minutes & Karim Rendall saw his effort cleared off the line in the final seconds.

Key moments

Goal Dan Cottle scores for Bradford Town
Red Card Rickie Scott, is sent off for Bradford Town
Goal Nathan Flower scores for Bradford Town


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89:00 Goal 2 - 0
Nathan Flower scores for Bradford Town
75:00 Sub Off
Alex Monks is substituted off for Bradford Town
75:00 Sub On
Kane Simpson is substituted on for Bradford Town
55:00 Sub Off
Martin Lenihan is substituted off for Bradford Town
55:00 Sub On
Nathan Flower is substituted on for Bradford Town
50:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Rickie Scott, is sent off for Bradford Town
End of period 1
15:00 Goal 1 - 0
Dan Cottle scores for Bradford Town
12:00 Yellow Card
Ritchie Chandler is yellow carded for Bradford Town
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As it happened

  • Bradford Town
  • Melksham Town
  • 0
  • Ritchie Chandler Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Dan Cottle Goal 15:00'
  • Rickie Scott, Red Card 50:00'
  • Martin Lenihan Sub Off 55:00'
  • Nathan Flower Sub On 55:00'
  • Alex Monks Sub Off 75:00'
  • Kane Simpson Sub On 75:00'
  • Nathan Flower Goal 89:00'

Team selection

Bartlett, Jamie Bartlett, Jamie
Moon, James Moon, James
Scott,, Rickie Scott,, Rickie
Monks, Alex Monks, Alex
James, Kurt James, Kurt
Chandler, Ritchie Chandler, Ritchie
Wall,   Mark Wall, Mark
Lenihan, Martin Lenihan, Martin
Rendall, Karim Rendall, Karim
Cottle, Dan Cottle, Dan
Peck, Chris Peck, Chris

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bristol Manor Farm 38 102
2. Street 38 92
3. Melksham Town 38 85
4. Buckland Athletic 38 83
5. Bradford Town 38 70
6. Willand Rovers 39 68
7. Odd Down (Bath) 39 67

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