‘An­gri­est I’ve been in a long time’ – Grayson

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

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

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.

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.”

For­mer Seasiders shot­stop­per 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 hat­trick, 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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