Bradford City 0 Charlton Athletic 2
Lovely result today. Bradford’s league place belies them, they are loudly backed at Valley Parade and it is always a tough place to win.
But win we did. It was a gritty display, perhaps with an added nasty streak. Yet we showed some good skill, were determined, focused and scored with a couple of superb finishes. My, we could be talking about Bowyer the player.
I am more than happy Bow has introduced a tough streak. For too long we have been easy pushovers. We are going to pick up bookings though, that’ll we need to deal with.
And how heartening is it to see our two strikers both score. Taylor looks a player doesn’t he? And Grant is a complete different proposition from what we knew before. Their partnership is developing nicely and genuinely seem to like each other.
Josh Cullen by all accounts was a cut above today, and will provide plenty of ammunition for the front two. And still we have Fosu, Bielik, Clarke and a fitter Ward to come.
At the half I was worried, naturally, that we should’ve had more than one goal to our name. And of course the Bantams put us under pressure in a 20-minute spell in the 2nd half. They appeared to get a ton of corners, but Steer didn’t need to better his early save before Grant put us ahead.
Then when all you want is a goal to secure the 3 points, up steps Lyle Taylor baby.
Addicks at Valley Parade:
Bow: “I’m delighted for the pair of them. They worked hard and they deserved their reward today.”
Elsewhere: Pompey won the top of the table clash at Peterborough whilst Barnsley lost at Coventry, Sunderland lost at Burton and Walsall were thrashed by Donny. Ian Henderson got a hat trick as Rochdale won 3-0 at home to Gillingham and Scunthorpe held on to win 3-2 at Wimbledon.