Bristol Rovers 3-2 Bradford: Jonson Clarke-Harris hits last-gasp winner
Last Updated: 13/04/19 7:46pm
Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a dramatic late winner as Bristol Rovers eased their League One relegation fears with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bradford.
The visitors looked to have salvaged a point when Nathaniel Knight-Percival made it 2-2 in the 90th minute, but in-form Clarke-Harris struck deep into stoppage time to earn Rovers a priceless win at the Memorial Stadium.
Rock-bottom Bradford had taken the lead through Lewis O'Brien but the Pirates responded through goals from Clarke-Harris and Ollie Clarke before the frenetic finish.
Bradford, who are now nine points adrift of safety and seemingly destined for the drop, went ahead in the 16th minute. Good work by Jack Payne set up O'Brien, who took advantage of hesitant Rovers defending to send a low right-footed shot past Jack Bonham from 12 yards.
The home side were struggling when Clarke-Harris rose unmarked in the centre of goal to head in Liam Sercombe's 38th-minute corner from the right.
Clarke then fired Rovers ahead after 72 minutes with a fierce right-footed shot from the left corner of the box, but battling Bradford equalised through Knight-Percival's volley as injury time approached.
The drama did not end there as Clarke-Harris swept home a Tareiq Holmes-Dennis cross for his 11th goal in as many league starts since signing from Coventry in January.
The victory leaves Rovers five points above the bottom four with four games remaining.