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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 3,073) 22nd August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Hegley

Cheltenham Cheltenham Town vs Bradford City Bradford

Cheltenham 4

E Hammond (4)
M Townsend (12)
J Richards (43, 89)

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Bradford 5

J O'Brien (2)
G Evans (7)
J Hanson (20)
S Williams (50)
M Townsend (og 71)

Bantams edge thriller

Bantams win nine-goal thriller at Whaddon Road

Last Updated: 22/08/09 8:38pm

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McCall: First victory

McCall: First victory

Bradford picked up their first victory of the season after winning 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller at Cheltenham.

James O'Brien slammed in the first for the Bantams from the edge of the penalty area after good work from Gareth Evans in the second minute, but Cheltenham hit back through Elvis Hammond's third of the season two minutes later.

Evans scored a fine solo effort in the seventh minute as Bradford regained the lead, but Michael Townsend headed in David Hutton's free-kick to make it 2-2 after 12 minutes.

James Hanson leapt highest to head in O'Brien's corner after 20 minutes, but Cheltenham responded once again when Justin Richards netted a fine overhead kick shortly before half-time.

Steve Williams made it 4-3 in the 50th minute after a flick-on from Hanson and Simon Ramsden's header from O'Brien's free-kick deflected in off Townsend to give Bradford a two-goal advantage in the 71st minute.

Richards then stabbed home his second in the 89th minute, but Stuart McCall's side held on to inflict Cheltenham's first league defeat of the campaign.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39

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