The Saddlers secured their second away victory of the season against Bradford City coming from behind…

The Saddlers secured their second away victory of the season against Bradford City coming from behind to earn three points.

In the first half, goals from Liam Gordon and Aramide Oteh, along with a second-half header from Freddie Draper, completed the turnaround after Andy Cook opened the scoring for Bradford City with a penalty.

Bradford City came close to scoring early in the game when Matty Platt’s header from a left-wing corner missed the target.

Halfway through the first half, Bradford had the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot after Joe Riley was penalized for a foul on Rayhaan Tulloch in the penalty area. Cook converted the penalty to give Mark Hughes’ side the lead.

However, the lead was short-lived as Gordon equalized for the Saddlers just three minutes later. He cut inside from the left and expertly placed the ball into the far corner with his right foot.

Isaac Hutchinson also came close to giving the Saddlers the lead with a long-range effort that narrowly missed the target.

Just before halftime, the Saddlers took the lead through a bit of fortunate play. A left-wing corner from Ross Tierney was deflected at the near post by Oisin McEntee, and after a couple of deflections, the ball inadvertently crossed the line, credited to Oteh.

In the second half, the Saddlers extended their lead 11 minutes in when Tierney’s corner was missed by Bradford City’s goalkeeper, Harry Lewis, and Draper headed the ball into the empty net. Bradford City almost responded immediately from a corner of their own, with a scramble in the six-yard box, but Harry Williams eventually cleared the danger.

Despite Bradford City enjoying more possession in the closing stages, Walsall held their ground and secured a well-deserved three points at the University of Bradford Stadium.

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