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Barrow 3-2 Bradford City

Barrow maintained their perfect start to the new season with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Bradford at Holker Street.

Josh Gordon struck the stoppage-time winner - straight after Andy Cook had equalised for the visitors - to make it a maximum six points for Pete Wild's side.

After a dour first half, the game exploded into life with two goals in three minutes.

Ben Whitfield broke the deadlock on 63 minutes when he picked up Patrick Brough's header and fired low past Bradford keeper Harry Lewis from the edge of the D.

Mark Hughes' Bantams levelled two minutes later. Cook and Ryan East combined to tee up Jake Young for an angled drive that hit the underside of the bar and bounced down over the line.

Barrow restored their lead five minutes from time as Whitfield's corner was scrambled in by Josh Kay from close range.

Bradford thought they had rescued a point when Cook pounced after Paul Farman failed to hold Young's shot. But Gordon sealed it in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Barrow

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Farman
  • 21WarrenBooked at 18mins
  • 25RaySubstituted forMcClellandat 15'minutes
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Brough
  • 14Neal
  • 16Foley
  • 15GottsSubstituted forRooneyat 81'minutes
  • 9WatersSubstituted forKayat 75'minutes
  • 10Gordon
  • 34Whitfield

Substitutes

  • 5McClelland
  • 7Rooney
  • 11Kay
  • 12Lillis
  • 13White
  • 18Grayson
  • 35Stevens

Bradford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Platt
  • 24CrichlowBooked at 29mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 6Smallwood
  • 16EastSubstituted forSongo'oat 89'minutes
  • 20Chapman
  • 11GillieadSubstituted forSuttonat 77'minutes
  • 7AngolBooked at 58minsSubstituted forYoungat 60'minutes
  • 19OliverSubstituted forCookat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 9Cook
  • 13Doyle
  • 14Foulds
  • 15Odusina
  • 18Sutton
  • 21Young
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:
4,012

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 3, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 3, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Sam Foley (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Bradford City).

  6. Post update

    Niall Canavan (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 3, Bradford City 2. Josh Gordon (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Whitfield with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Josh Gordon (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 2, Bradford City 2. Andy Cook (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Young (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Platt.

  12. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Whitfield (Barrow).

  14. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by John Rooney (Barrow).

  16. Post update

    Brad Halliday (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gordon (Barrow).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Sam McClelland (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam McClelland.

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