Substitute Gareth Evans struck City’s winner five minutes into added time against Stockport’s nine men to ensure Peter Taylor’s reign ended on a high in a 3-2 victory. City took a 14th-minute lead when Steve Williams rose to head Michael Flynn’s free-kick over former Bantams keeper Matt Glennon. However, Stockport equalised in the 27th minute as Williams lost possession to Paul Turnbull who shot through a gaping gap to score.
Stockport winger Adam Griffin was sent off for handling Kevin Ellison’s shot in the 34th minute but Glennon saved James Hanson’s resultant penalty. And Ryan Dobie put the visitors in front on 40 minutes, Lenny Pidgeley diving at the striker’s feet but failing to hold on to the ball. However, Dobie was sent off for elbowing Luke Oliver in the 65th minute, Williams headed his second goal ten minutes later and Evans’ late angled drive snatched the points to send the City fans home happy for a change. Coincidently the crowd today was an impressive 15,332, I can’t remember the last time we had such a turn-out. Maybe the club should continue the £1 entry for the rest of the season as surely a pound in the till is better than an empty seat.