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MATCH PREVIEW: BRADFORD CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

13 March 2018

The key numbers ahead of Wednesday night's Sky Bet League One clash between Bradford City and Wigan Athletic.

  • Match Preview: Bradford City v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics looking to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League One.
  • Michael Jacobs netted on our last visit to Valley Parade in October 2015.

BRADFORD CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2018
VALLEY PARADE
KICK OFF: 7.45PM 

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Bradford City – LLDDL, 2 points, 4 scored, 10 conceded

Latics – LLWDD – 5 points, 7 scored, 10 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Bradford City at home – 6 wins, 2 draws, 7 defeats, 21 scored, 27 conceded

Latics away – 10 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats, 32 scored, 14 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Bradford City – Charlie Wyke 13, Paul Taylor 6, Dominic Poleon 5

Latics – Nick Powell 12, Will Grigg 11, Michael Jacobs 8

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

All competitions: Latics 10 wins, Bradford City 11 wins, 7 draws

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REPORT: BRADFORD CITY 0 – 1 LATICS

14 March 2018

Late Michael Jacobs goal earns Latics a crucial win in the pursuit for promotion from Sky Bet League One.

  • Match Report: Bradford City 0 – 1 Latics
  • Michael Jacobs’ stoppage time winner earns Latics all three points
  • Latics move back into the automatic promotion spots in Sky Bet League One

Michael Jacobs scored a crucial late winner for Latics as they battled to victory at Bradford City on Wednesday night.

Crackers’ kept his composure when it mattered most after brilliant initial play from Ryan Colclough and Will Grigg.

The night itself wasn’t one for the purist, albeit Latics played with intensity and a desire to attack. The Northern Commercials Stadium pitch simply wasn’t conducive to the way Latics like to play their football.

Latics made three changes from Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Scunthorpe United with Callum Elder, Gavin Massey and James Vaughan all starting.

Paul Cook’s side had an early penalty shout turned down inside the first couple of minutes when Jacobs went over when breaking into the area on the left side.

Latics went close to opening the scoring on 15 minutes when James Vaughan saw his angled effort come off bar and post from a Nick Powell cross from the left. Seconds later, Nathan Byrne delivered a deep cross which was headed towards goal and had to be parried away by Colin Doyle.

A dominant Latics had another good opportunity soon after as another good delivery, this time from Massey, found Powell at the back post who couldn’t keep his header down.

Then Latics had a claim for a penalty as they kept alive an attack and Dan Burn felt his marker handled as he returned the ball into the area.

As half-time approached, the impressive Vaughan again went close, unfortunately not getting a clean enough contact on a Max Power corner when rising highest at the near post.

Early in the second-half it was the hosts who went closest first as Shay McCartan headed off target when well-placed from a Tony McMahon delivery.

It was Latics who continued to be the dominant force in the game, though, as a dangerous Elder delivery was headed back across goal by Massey only for Doyle to claim.

As the game opened up, Latics looked dangerous on the break and arguably the best chance to open the scoring fell to Jacobs who received the ball in the left channel, beat his man, but fired wide of the near post.

Colclough was introduced 20 minutes from the end and looked bright; he beat McMahon on the left and crossed dangerously but Latics couldn't turn the ball home at close range.

Devante Cole made his Latics debut late on against his former club, disrupting the hosts following his introduction to open up gaps in the Bradford defence.

The former Manchester City and Fleetwood Town striker almost made it a debut to remember when his headed effort at the left post was hacked away.

Latics were looking more and more likely to claim three points, and did so in style in the first minute of stoppage time when Jacobs finished off a fine move, sliding home Grigg's inch-perfect pass through the middle after excellent work from Colclough on the left side.

The passion on show was inspiring as Latics celebrated with their followers behind the goal... three crucial points gained in the race for promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

Bradford City: Doyle, Kilgallon, Vincelot (Capt), Dieng (Law 86), McCartan (Poleon 82), Gilliead (Breunker 71), Guy, Knight-Percival, McMahon, Lund, Robinson
Subs: Raeder, Chicksen, Warnock, Jones.

Wigan Athletic: Walton, Byrne, Elder, Morsy, Power, Vaughan (Cole 81), Massey (Colclough 71), Jacobs, Dunkley, Powell (Grigg 58), Burn
Subs: Jones, Perkins, Bruce, Roberts.

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Ticket News

CASH TURNSTILES OPEN FOR LATICS FANS WISHING TO TRAVEL TO BRADFORD CITY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

13 March 2018

Cash turnstiles in operation at Bradford City on Wednesday night.

  • Ticket News: Bradford City v Wigan Athletic
  • Latics fans can pay cash on the turnstiles in the TL Dallas Stand
  • Adult prices increase to £25, all other prices remain as initially advertised

BRADFORD CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2018
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
VALLEY PARADE
KICK-OFF 7.45PM

Wigan Athletic fans can pay cash on the turnstiles for Wednesday night's Sky Bet League One clash with Bradford City at Valley Parade.

512 tickets have been pre-sold for the clash with the Bantams and on the night prices are as follows:

PRICES - (CASH TURNSTILES)

Adults - £25
Over 60s/Students - £15
Under 16s - £10
Under 11s - £5

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