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2011–12 matches
League Two
Team Home Away
Accrington 5–1 1–2
AFC Wimbledon 1–0 3–2
Aldershot 0–1 0–1
Barnet 0–2 0–2
Bradford 2–1 2–2
Burton 7–1 1–2
Cheltenham 1–3 2–0
Crawley 0–0 1–4
Crewe 2–5 0–3
Dag & Red 2–0 0–4
Gillingham 2–2 1–4
Hereford 0–0 2–1
Macclesfield 0–0 0–0
Morecambe 2–1 3–2
Northampton 2–1 2–3
Oxford 0–0 0–3
Plymouth 2–3 1–1
Port Vale 0–3 0–1
Rotherham 5–2 1–0
Shrewsbury 1–0 0–1
Southend 1–0 1–1
Swindon 1–1 0–0
Torquay 1–2 2–2
FA Cup
Team H/A
Corby Town H 3–1
AFC Totton A 6–1
Aston Villa H 1–3
League Cup
Team H/A
Watford H 1–1
Leyton Orient A 2–3
League Trophy
Team H/A
Wycombe A 1–3

Rovers' first visit to Valley Parade in almost sixteen years ended in controversial fashion when Bradford scored from the penalty spot in the third minute of added time at the end of the match, earning them a 2–2 draw.

Rovers had taken the lead in the first half when Matt Harrold headed in a Matt Gill cross. Bradford equalised in the second period when Harrold brought down Jamie Devitt in the area and Michael Flynn netted from the resulting penalty kick, but Rovers looked like they had done enough to secure all three points when Eliot Richards celebrated his 20th birthday by hitting a spectacular long-range shot past the keeper with twelve minutes left to play.

Bradford scored a late equaliser however, again scored by Michael Flynn from the penalty spot, and again for a foul on Jamie Devitt, this time awarded for a shirt-pull by Lee Brown. Manager Paul Buckle was disappointed with the decision to award the penalty, later accusing Devitt of diving. Devitt was a central figure throughout the match, not only winning two penalties, but also being the victim of two tackles that earned yellow cards for Byron Anthony and Eliot Richards.

Match details[]

Bradford City 2–2 Bristol Rovers
Flynn (pen 64, pen 90+3) (0–1 HT) Harrold (40)
Richards (78)
at Valley Parade attendance: 10,023
34 Matt Duke 1 Scott Bevan
5 Guy Branston 4 Danny Woodards
6 Luke Oliver 5 Cian Bolger
Sub-off 16 Chris Mitchell 19 Adam Virgo
Yellow Sub-off 24 Liam Moore 14 Lee Brown
28 Robbie Threlfall 21 Wayne Brown
Ball Ball 4 Michael Flynn 7 Stuart Campbell Yellow
8 Ritchie Jones 8 Matt Gill Sub-off
Sub-off 32 Kyel Reid 10 Scott McGleish Sub-off
Yellow 35 Jamie Devitt 9 Matt Harrold Ball Yellow
9 James Hanson 18 Eliot Richards Ball Yellow
1 John McLaughlin (GK) 2 Michael Smith
Sub-on 7 Mark Stewart 11 Mustapha Carayol
Sub-on 10 Ross Hannah 15 Byron Anthony Sub-on
Sub-on 11 Jack Compton 16 Joe Anyinsah Sub-on
15 Lewis Hunt 26 Chris Zebroski


  • Yellow 31 mins: Liam Moore booked
  • Ball 40 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Matt Harrold
  • Sub-onSub-off 51 mins: Byron Anthony replaced Matt Gill
  • Yellow 58 mins: Jamie Devitt booked for a foul on Eliot Richards
  • Sub-onSub-off 61 mins: Ross Hannah replaced Chris Mitchell
  • Ball 64 mins: Goal for Bradford scored from the penalty spot by Chris Flynn. Penalty was awarded for a foul on Jamie Devitt by Matt Harrold
  • Sub-onSub-off 64 mins: Joe Anyinsah replaced Scott McGleish
  • Sub-onSub-off 70 mins: Jack Compton replaced Kyel Reid
  • Yellow 74 mins: Byron Anthony booked for a foul on Jamie Devitt
  • Ball 78 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Eliot Richards
  • Sub-onSub-off 84 mins: Mark Stewart replaced Liam Moore
  • Yellow 87 mins: Eliot Richards booked for a foul on Jamie Devitt
  • Ball 90+3 mins: Goal for Bradford scored from the penalty spot by Chris Flynn. Penalty was awarded for a foul on Jamie Devitt by Lee Brown
  • Yellow 90+3 mins: Matt Harrold booked
  • Yellow 90+5 mins: Stuart Campbell booked