Date: 10th December 2017 at 1:20pm
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A goal filled game at Valley Parade ended with Bradford securing a much needed home win, edging a seven goal thriller against Rochdale on Saturday.

Matthew Kilgallon gave Bradford an early lead, which was maintained when Rouven Sattelmaier saved an Ian Henderson penalty.

The goals flowed, four in six minutes to end the first half. Firstly, Charlie Wyke doubled City’s lead only for Henderson to pull one back right away. The Bantams hit back instantly to restore the two goal lead through Dominic Poleon. However, Rochdale had the last say in added time, Henderson making it three-two.

Rochdale looked as if they had rescued a point when former City forward Steve Davies equalised fifteen minutes from time – a few minutes later former Arsenal full back Tyrell Robinson restored the Bantams’ lead, which was held this time.

Commenting post-match, McCall was quoted by the Telegraph & Argus: ‘That was a big three points and it was certainly entertaining. It had everything. The pitch, as I said before, was a little bit lively so I didn’t expect a classic. It shows what I know about the game! There was some really good stuff played. We scored from two set-pieces, the third was from a cross and Dom got across as we asked him to do and the fourth was a fantastic counter-attack.’

It wasn’t all positive, McCall pointed to the ‘goals we conceded’ but all in all he was ‘really pleased with the way we approached it’ as City ‘had a real attack-minded side.’

This win ended a run of three successive League One defeats at Valley Parade – a run that was halted by the FA Cup win over Plymouth last weekend – and four without a win in total.

McCall added: ‘As much as we stopped the rot at home last week in the FA Cup, it was four without a win in the league. It’s a big win and it’s nice to send people home happy. I’m really pleased for the fans who turned up today rather than going Christmas shopping.’

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