Swindon 1 V Bradford 1
Bradford and Bingley Stadium
11 February 2006
A Late Sean O'Hanlon goal see's Town get a draw at Bradford to keep them one point from safety. This game had a bit of everything, controvesy, a come back and anger from the crowd. According to reports Swindon Town fell apart in the 2nd half and it was only a matter of time befor Bradford took the lead. Late in the game veteran striker Dean Windass gave the Bantams a lead and it looked as if Swindon would come back home with nothing from this game unless they got a miracle. In actual fact Swindon were lucky the deficit was not any higher than just one goal. Rhys Evans was in superb form and showed why he was the player of the month with some cracking saves. Then a miracle happened. That mircales name was Christian Roberts who was in superb form in his first game back from the Sporting Chance Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre. Rhys Evans came out of his goal in the final minute of play to assist in the attacking. Swindon had a corner and former Everton player Sean O'Hanlon got his head on the ball to make it 1 all in the last minute. As the final whistle went Bradford's fans booed their team off the pitch after relinquishing the 1-0 lead they had just minutes before. The bookie's made Bradford favourites for a 2-1 but as we predicted it was 1-1 in the end.
BRADFORD CITY 1 SWINDON TOWN 1
Bradford City - Dean Windass
Swindon Town - Sean O'Hanlon
Bradford City - Steven Schumacher
Swindon Town - Ricky Shakes, Aaron Brown
BRADFORD CITY LINEUP
Subs: Russell Howarth, Tom Kearney, Damion Stewart, Steve Claridge, Joe Colbeck
SWINDON TOWN LINEUP
Subs: Stefani Miglioranzi, Matt Bulman, Albert Jarrett, Steve Jenkins, Christian Roberts
Iffy commented after the match, "The players dug deep in a difficult situation at a difficult place to come and left it very late,"
"It was a difficult pitch and it was pretty much a none event for 70 minutes.
"It wasn't a great spectacle, but there's a lot at stake at this stage of the season."
"It's a difficult place and the kind of place where it's good to get something."
"We are not turning draws into wins, but at least we are not losing games."
TOWN STILL NOT SAFE