Bradford City 2 Stevenage 1 - Lee Novak the hero as Bantams secure comeback win

LEE Novak was the hero for Bradford City as he scored two second-half goals to help the Bantams overturn a one-goal deficit against Stevenage in League Two.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Bradford City's Valley Parade. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Bradford controlled large parts of the opening half hour at Valley Parade but found themselves behind at the interval after Eliott List had fired the ball into the roof of the net on 37 minutes.

But Novak made sure Bradford claimed their first league victory this term with two unanswered goals in the second half.

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The Bantams had drawn their opening two matches of the league campaign but were in no mood to settle for a point on Saturday afternoon.

GOALSCORER: Lee Novak claimed Bradford City's goals in their 2-1 win over Stevenage. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Novak equalised for Bradford on the hour when he headed in from Tyler French's cross.

The same man got the winner 20 minutes later when he was found in the area by Billy Clarke and made no mistake as he fired the ball into the back of the net.

The fixture was in doubt before kick-off after three cases of Covid-19 were reported at Stevenage but after some consultation, the EFL and both clubs were happy for the match to go ahead.

However, the Bantams' will not be able to build on the momentum garnered from Saturday's win with their trip to Grimsby Town next week postponed due to Covid-19 cases at the Lincolnshire club.

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