With Bradford struggling for goals of late and fans becoming more frustrated, a 2-1 comeback away at Northampton will have come as great relief to the Bantams faithful.

Stuart McCall made five changes from the side which drew with Bury on New Years Eve, but it was a former Bantam who played a part in the opening goal for Northampton. Ex-Bradford player Paul Anderson provided the assist for Alex Revell who put the Cobblers 1-0 up.

Sports reporter for the Northampton Chronicle, Jeremy Casey, praised the goal but questioned whether the Cobblers really deserved it.

It’s been a dry patch for Revell and Northampton fans will be hoping this is the start of a run of goals to help them start to make movements up the League One table.

The result stayed at 1-0 going into the break and many Bradford fans voiced their displeasure at the performance from the team.

John Hutchinson called for changes from gaffer Stuart McCall and that’s exactly what he got.

Big man James Hanson was brought on but it was the other substitute, Mark Marshall, who changed the game for the Bantams. From here on in the Bantams dominated and it was Marshall who scored their equaliser on 73 minutes to the relief of the frustrated away team’s fanbase.

After a string of draws, fans were keen for City to push on and get all 3 points.

To the delight and relief of the travelling Bradford faithful and those keenly following from home, the winner is exactly what City got. Marshall was again involved setting up Jordy Hiwula for an 86th minute winner. Hiwula has taken some stick of late and so a late winner will have been welcomed by fans, the player and anyone else involved with the club.

Bradford fan Ben was keen to remind fans of their criticism of Hiwula in recent times.


As Bradford fans celebrated they were also quick to cruelly remind Cobblers fans of one of the last meetings between the two clubs…


3 points was much needed for Bradford and it keeps them in the play-offs whereas Northampton sit in 16th. The Bantams now play Chesterfield at home in 5 days time whereas the Cobblers face a tough test away to Bristol Rovers.

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