Gozie Ugwu the only goal, which gave League One strugglers Yeovil a priceless win against Bradford, which dents their play off hopes.
The home side Yeovil are struggling in League One and find themselves in the relegation zone coming into this one. New signings Gozie Ugwu and Jamar Loza started in a new looking strike force for the home side as the Glovers look to boost their firepower in their quest for survival.
Visitors Bradford came into this one looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Rochdale last time out.Jordan Pickford is available after the goalkeepers red card against Rochdale, the extremely influential Billy Clarke is still out.
Bradford who needed to win this game, seemed to be a bit hungover from the brilliant midweek performance against Millwall – and never were really in this one. The home side who had plenty of endeavour throughout this contest, deservedly went ahead.
Debutant Gozie Ugwu grabbed the goal when he headed in Keiffer Moore’s flick home, that goal was just Yeovil’s sixth at home. The visitors knew they needed something from this game in their quest to maintain their play off push – but the visitors looked flat in this one and never looked like scoring.
The only real chance of note came to James Hanson, but the Bradford man couldn’t keep his header down after Moore’s initial error. In a desperate search to get something from the game, Bradford boss Phil Parkinson made a double substitution – but to to no avail. The Glovers hung on for a priceless win as they look to kick start a winning run to get themselves out of relegation trouble.
For visitors Bradford, this is a disappointing defeat. This is a second league defeat in a row for the Bantams, which isn’t ideal as they try to maintain their playoff push – but on a brighter and more positive note, the other sides around Bradford such as Preston, Sheffield United and Chesterfield all dropped points.
It could be argued then that this was the best day to have a off day – but the Bantams will no doubt be desperate to regain a winning run in League one. First though the West Yorkshire side have the small task of facing Premier League giants Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round, well that should be easy then.