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A stunning brace from Luke Freeman gave relegation-threatened Stevenage a vital win at Bradford.

Bradford started well when Adam Reach volleyed in from 15 yards, but Francois Zoko levelled from inside the box with his 17th goal of the season.

The Bantams regained the lead when Hanson fired into the top corner, but Freeman struck from 25 yards to level.

Freeman then made it 3-2 after Jimmy Smith tapped a free-kick to him on the edge of the box.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was certainly a big performance in the second half. We knew that we probably hadn't got what we deserved out of the first half.

"We really did make our mind up that we were going to be the side that came away with the points today.

On Luke Freeman: "The football club's going to be delighted because I think he's put about £5 million on his transfer fee hasn't he?

"I'm not really worried about the table. I'm worried about winning games."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlanBooked at 4mins
  • 2Darby
  • 16McHughBooked at 86mins
  • 18Jones
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forBatesat 36'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forYeatesat 80'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forGrayat 80'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 10Gray
  • 12Jameson
  • 14Yeates
  • 22Bates
  • 29Atkinson
  • 32Bennett

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 22Obeng
  • 29HartleyBooked at 21minsSubstituted forDeaconat 45'minutesSubstituted forMousinhoat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Smith
  • 4Dembele
  • 5Ashton
  • 15Freeman
  • 24DoughtySubstituted forWedgburyat 90'minutes
  • 9Charles
  • 12Zoko
  • 11AkinsBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 6Jones
  • 8Mousinho
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
13,033

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Stevenage 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Stevenage 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Reach (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by John Mousinho (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. John Mousinho replaces Roarie Deacon.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Sam Wedgbury replaces Michael Doughty.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 2, Stevenage 3. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jimmy Smith following a set piece situation.

  16. Booking

    Carl McHugh (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

  18. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Andy Gray (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham331710664432161
6Peterborough32164125142952
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Port Vale33134164452-843
11Bradford33914104541441
12Sheff Utd32118133438-441
13Crawley2891183336-338
14Oldham34108163948-938
15Gillingham34115184357-1438
16Coventry31138105956337
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Tranmere3399154057-1736
19Colchester31811123741-435
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Stevenage3294193252-2031
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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