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

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Bradford City Bradford

Cheltenhm 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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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