Gillingham 3 Bradford City 0: Parkinson blasts ‘second best’ Bantams

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Bradford City lost ground in the League One play-off battle after a 3-0 loss at Gillingham.

Defeat leaves Phil Parkinson’s side trailing the top six by six points.

The Bantams were behind after just four minutes, when Bradley Dack netted with a long-range effort.

And it got worse for City, when Rory Donnelly scored seven minutes later.

Doug Loft added a third in the 89th minutes, and Bradford’s poor away trip was completed when Nathan Clarke was sent off in stoppage time.

Phil Parkinson said: “We were second best at the start of the game and we got punished for it, and that is not good enough and not acceptable.

“At two-nil down, we’ve had chances in the game but it is a bit too late to start playing then.

“We’ve had some great opportunities to score but we have to do better, we have to make the ‘keeper work.”

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