Verdict: Bradford City beached as Simon Grayson lets fly

DEFLATED Bradford manager Simon Grayson admitted his side deserved the boos after being battered at Blackpool.
Simon Grayson: Angry.Simon Grayson: Angry.
Simon Grayson: Angry.

Over 2,000 Bantams’ fans travelled actoss the Pennines to see their side concede five at Bloomfield Road.

Nathan Delfouneso was chief tormentor with a hat-trick, and Viv Solomon-Otabor and Sean Longstaff also beat a helpless Colin Doyle.

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Chants for Stuart McCall and ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ came from the away end.

Grayson said: “That’s got to hurt the individuals because it’s the worst song people can sing at you.

“Today it was 100 per cent correct because there wasn’t the desire, the attitude or the character to get the result.

“Half-time was probably the angriest I’ve been as a manger for a long long time.”

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Former Seasiders shot-stopper Doyle suffered one of his worst days in a City shirt while opposite number Joe Lumley was rarely threatened.

The floodgates were opened after 17 minutes when Delfouneso converted Colin Daniel’s cross and five minutes later Solomon-Otabor lost two defenders to fire home.

On the half-hour, Delfouneso’s second was a replica of the first, tapping in Daniel’s cutback.

Bradford improved after the break but it did not stop the rampant hosts. Delfouneso completed a first career hat-trick, rising highest to nod Jimmy Ryan’s ball past Doyle, who then dropped the ball at Longstaff’s feet to concede a fifth.

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Blackpool: Lumley, Turton, Tilt, Robertson, Daniel, Ryan, Spearing, Delfouneso (Menga 84), Longstaff (Cooke 85), Solomon-Otabor, Vassell (Cullen 74). Unused substitutes: Mafoumbi, Aimson, Agyei, Gnanduillet

Bradford City: Doyle, Chicksen, Kilgallon, Vincelot, Warnock, Law (Breunker 45), McMahon, Guy, McCartan (Gilliead 62), Wyke, Patrick (Robinson 45). Unused substitutes: Raeder, Dieng, Poleon, Knight-Percival

Referee: A Backhouse (Cumbria).