YAL Supreme Division
Bradford United 0-2 Ryburn United
Bradford hosted Ryburn whom we knew would be no easy feat considering the good work they’ve done over the summer with their player and management overhaul.
First 30 we’re cagey. Ryburn came flying out the blocks looking to play on the front and press very high. Bradford caught off guard but nothing of real note other than half chances for both sides.
Upon 35 minutes Ryburn took the league. Firstly, a lack of challenge at halfway line prevented Bradford to push their defensive line up. Ryburn capitalised. Their striker played in who made no real mistake punishing Bradford for abit lazy work. 0-1. Brad nearly got us an instant reply with his long busting runs but was denied by the post.
A change of personnel and formation was the cause at HT hoping for a reaction. As many of Bradfords game, 2nd half was one way traffic. Constant pressure with very little coming back at us. Opportunities were there but not taken on 2 separate occasions. On the other side Ryburn waited albeit an offside call that wasn’t given, took their chance. 2-0.
Bradford made a last hurrah to get something out of the game but a mixture of post, goalkeeper, heroic defending saw Ryburn hold the win.
First defeat at home since the management change last October. Disappointing result, but in fairness fairplay to Ryburn. Came with a plan & played it to a tee. No complaints from us. Outworked & out ran us which has rarely happened since the change in management. It’s not a time to feel sorry for ourselves but to dust ourselves for the future with a massive game v Leeds University coming up.
Harris Khan 🌟