Robert Gledhill

Deputy sports editor, The Yorkshire Post and Johnston Press Yorkshire

Big-match verdict: Bradford 0 Plymouth 1- City hit the road aiming to atone

VALLEY Parade was a fortress for Bradford City last season yet it was not enough to secure an automatic promotion place.

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Bradford City 0 Plymouth 1: First goal was crucial, admits McCall

TONY MCMAHON returned from suspension only to have a 78th-minute penalty saved as third-placed Bradford City fell to a fourth home defeat against bottom of the table Plymouth at Valley Parade.
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Rotherham's Kieffer Moore: Could be returning to Ipswich.

Paul Warne seeks talks over future of Millers top scorer Kieffer Moore

ROTHERHAM United fear they could lose their top-scorer in the New Year and manager Paul Warnes knows there is nothing they can do about it.

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On target: Rotherham's Keiffer Moore scores to make it 2-1.
Picture: Dean Atkins

Verdict: Rotherham United first team must wait on chance for redemption after dismal Gills defeat

CUP football will get in the way of Rotherham United trying to right a few wrongs after they failed to make it six successive home league wins for the first time in 15 years – a promotion campaign.

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Rotherham United 1 Gillingham 3: 'Hugely disappointed' Paul Warne infuriated by Millers lack of spark

ROTHERHAM gave a disjointed display and failed to make it six home league wins in succession as they fell to the struggling Gills at the New York Stadium.
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Joy: Sheffield United players mob Paul Coutts after his opener against Reading.
Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Big-match verdict, Sheffield United 2 Reading 0: Keep under-estimating us – Blades star Mark Duffy

SHEFFIELD United players will need little motivating for their next big Championship test – another Yorkshire derby on Friday night.

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Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd has the header saved (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)

Sheffield United 2 Reading 0: Coutts inspires Blades to victory

BACK from a ban and back with a bang. That was Blades midfield man Paul Coutts at Bramall Lane.

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Spot on: Doncaster's Ben Whiteman, centre, is congratulated by James Coppinger and John Marquis for completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot. 
Picture: Chris Etchells

The Verdict – Doncaster v Southend: The only way is up for Rovers says hat-trick hero Ben Whiteman

BEN WHITEMAN kept the match-ball, but was quick to pay tribute to the part Doncaster Rovers’ talisman James Coppinger played in his 10-minute hat-trick.

Ben Whiteman scores from the penalty spot. Picture: Chris Etchells

Doncaster Rovers 4 Southend 1: Our quality was superb, hails Fergie

DONCASTER Rovers claimed their first home league victory in six months to end the three-match winning run of visitors Southend United, who were sunk by a 10-minute hat-trick from Sheffield United loanee Ben Whiteman straight after the break.

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Take that: Charlie Wyke heads in Bradford's opener against Doncaster Rovers. 
Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Verdict: Striker Charlie Wyke regarded as key to Bradford City success

STRIKER Charlie Wyke was still rubbing the back of his head long after the final whistle.

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Frustrated Ferguson warning of big changes for Doncaster Rovers

DARREN FERGUSON had a simple message for his players at Valley Parade.

Charlie Wyke celebrates scoring Bradford's opener with Tony McMahon.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Bradford City 2 Doncaster Rovers 0: Wyke helps Bantams gain revenge in Yorkshire derby

CHARLIE WYKE made a goal-scoring return for Bradford City as they gained revenge for their League Cup home defeat to Doncaster Rovers.

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Rotherham United's Jamie Proctor. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Big match verdict: Proctor injury blow adds to the misery for Rotherham United chief Warne

WITH the transfer window sliding shut, Rotherham United manager Paul Warne is hoping an injury to striker Jamie Proctor does not prove as serious as it looked.

Rotherham 0-2 Charlton

Rotherham United 0 Charlton Athletic 2: Injury blow adds to Millers woes in Addicks defeat

ROTHERHAM striker Jamie Proctor was carried off by stretcher as the Millers fell to Charlton at the New York Stadium.
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Bradford City's Tom Field. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Big match verdict: Bradford City in defiant mood as proud home runs ends

DOMINIC SAMUEL did what no other player had managed to do since Darren Ambrose almost 18 months ago – send Bradford City to a regular season home league defeat.

Bradford City 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Bradford City 0-1 Blackburn Rovers: McCall concedes Bantams did not do enough to beat title favourites

Bradford City failed to make it a hat-trick of League One victories as Dominic Samuel headed home the only goal for the previously pointless visitors at Valley Parade.
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Chance gone: 
Leeds United's Chris Wood has his effot saved by Preston's Chris Maxwell

Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Crossing the divide: Why Elland Road was the only place for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

NOT many Manchester United players get a standing ovation at Elland Road but Cameron Borthwick-Jackson bucked that trend.

Match-winner: Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd celebrates scoring against Brentford.
Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Big-match verdict: Billy Sharp and the Blades are back

BILLY SHARP will only improve with age contends Sheffield United’s manager Chris Wilder.

Tears for one York fan at the final whistle.

York City relegated: Wembley final is the only ray of hope after drop

STUNNED silence greeted the final whistle at Bootham Crescent.

York City manager Gary Mills

York City 2 Forest Green Rovers 2: Devastated Mills eyes Wembley glory after relegation from National League

YORK City will somehow have to find solace from a trip to Wembley after being relegated from the National League.
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