Date: 27th September 2008 at 6:13pm
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The first 15 minutes of this game totally overshadowed a fair three points for the hosts. Graeme Lee and TJ Moncur were lying on the floor after a clash of heads when Ben Davies rolled home the opening goal of the game after just 6 minutes.

TJ Moncur tried to play on but collapsed again before suffering what Vital Bradford understands to have been a seizure before being taken to hospital. Whilst he was treated the game was stopped for a massive 12 minutes and evidently this knocked the stuffing out of the visitors who had to reshuffle the pack with Lee Bullock slipping into the right back position.

However, a home victory looked to be on the cards before kick off when it was announced that Barry Conlon would lead a 4-5-1 formation. Last season this formation was criticised for seeing the Bantams play negatively on their travels and I must confess to worrying over whether we would have any creativity or the ability to make any chances stick when the line up was announced.

Whilst the referee and the injury undoubtedly made things difficult for Bradford City the statistics speak for themselves and show that the visitors only had 2 shots on target which is not good enough. Unfortunately it was only in the last 20 minutes when Michael Boulding was brought on for the injured Lee Bullock and the formation was moved about that the Bantams began to make things happen.

And as the guests pressed for an equaliser Richard Walker got a second for the hosts to ensure that they have moved into 2nd place, one point off the top whilst Bradford City have dropped to 5th.

Before the game it was ambitious to think that we would get anything from a stadium that witnessed a 7-0 victory last week and this is simply a case of points not gained rather than points lost. We lost against Shrewsbury last year so to lose again this simply means we remain 5 points up on what we achieved last year. If we continue to get 5 additional points for every 8 games we play then we will comfortably find ourselves within the promotion mix.

All eyes are now to the treatment table to see what long term repercussions there are for TJ Moncur and Lee Bullock as well as looking to see if Peter Thorne will be recovered from his back injury. Furthermore players like Billy Topp, Chris Brandon and Rory Boulding will be hoping that an ineffective performance from certain players might give them the chance to make a difference on the pitch.

Next week sees Luton visit BD8, season ticket holders you have until Friday to go along and pick up a ticket for a mate for a tenner. City are 5th, three points off the top of the table. It is far from the end of the world. We’re still enjoying the best start to a season in years and years and years!