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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 11,181) 26th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Eltrigham

Bradford Bradford City vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Bradford 2

G Thompson (24)
A Connell (86)

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Accrington 1

D Winnard (S/O 67)
R Boco (79)

Bantams extend Stanley misery

Last Updated: 26/12/12 6:29pm

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Reid: In the thick of it

Reid: In the thick of it

Kyel Reid and Alan Connell combined to earn a 2-1 win for play-off contenders Bradford and extend Accrington's winless run to eight matches.

There were just four minutes of normal time remaining when Reid supplied the cross for Connell to score with a glancing header, seven minutes after Stanley had levelled through Rommy Boco.

Bradford deservedly went in front in the 24th minute courtesy of a goal from Garry Thompson, who scored with a superb right-footed shot into the far corner after Rory McArdle's long free-kick had been headed into his path by striker James Hanson.

Accrington, without a win in seven matches, were a more dangerous side in the second half and equalised in the 79th minute, despite going down to 10 men when Dean Winnard was sent off for a second bookable offence following a foul on substitute striker Nahki Wells.

The home defence failed to clear a free-kick from Accrington skipper Luke Joyce and Benin international midfielder Boco stabbed the ball into the net from close range, but Connell hit back to win the game for Bradford.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12