Cox talks after Bradford victory as the Iron make it four without loss

Iron manager Neil Cox praised his side as they defeated a decent Bradford side 2-0 at the Sands View stadium on Tuesday night to make it four unbeaten.

Alex Gilliead fed Abo Eisa to send the winger through on goal to make it 1-0, before Devarn Green smashed home in the second half to seal the points.

On another day, the game could have easily had more goals for both sides, with a mixture of good keeping and bad fortune (for Bradford) keeping the score to a lowly 2-0.

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Talking to the Iron’s iFollow account, Cox said: “They’re a good team and a good footballing side but we set our lads out to be confident, play forward and pass it better.

“The first goal was excellent, we played out, we got runners in behind and the pass from (Alex) Gilliead was brilliant. For the finish, Eisa just took it in his stride and passed it into the back of the net.

“We knew it was going to be difficult in the second half. Just look at their bench and they’ve got subs that can come on and hurt you, and we’ve only got one fit centre-half in the club at the moment which is JB (Jacob Bedeau) but we stuck in there.

We had loads of passion and desire to keep a clean sheet after we went 1-0 up. We also had lots of counter-attacks and other opportunities.”

Green’s goal came at the perfect time, as Bradford pushed for an equaliser. On the goal, Cox said: “It’s a good goal for us and it was good to see people in the box.

“I think we had three or four in the box after the cross (from Teddy Howe) and it’s good to see the bravery we’ve got. We’re not sitting back on a 1-0, which we have done in the past and seen games out, but we went forward for the next one.

“Even at the end, Fela (substitute Olufela Olomola) had a good opportunity and the goalie made a good save, as we were still trying to get a third at the end.”

 

 

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