APRIL was not the best month for the Bantams, as their hopes of reaching the League Two play-offs faded away.

But the renaissance of veteran forward Clayton Donaldson continued.

Recalled to the team in a surprise number 10 role against Colchester at the end of March, he produced a man of the match display as the Bantams picked up a 2-1 win in Essex.

He set up both goals that day, before going on to score twice in April, with both of those goals included in the club's Goal of the Month vote.

City were still right in the mix for the play-offs when Donaldson's towering header earned them a point at Stevenage on Easter Monday.

But the landscape had changed dramatically by the time he put them in front at Port Vale on April 24.

Elliot Watt’s raking long ball sent in Andy Cook behind the defence, before he squared for strike partner Donaldson to sweep home.

That put the Bantams 1-0 up after 14 minutes, but goals from Theo Robinson and Tom Conlon condemned them to defeat and virtually ruled them out of play-off contention.

But when Elliot Watt netted in a thumping 4-1 win over Forest Green on Good Friday things were much different.

His early strike is up for the Goal of the Month award too, and what a contender it was.

A corner was only half-cleared to the edge of the box, and Watt cracked home a superb left-footed volley to put City ahead.

Anthony O'Connor's winner against now-relegated Grimsby is also included.

He finished smartly at the far post after Gareth Evans' cross was inadvertently flicked towards his own goal by Jay Matete.

That unconvicing 1-0 victory, which saw Grimsby striker Stefan Payne sent off for headbutting teammate and former City star Filipe Morais, was a case of points over performance, but left City right on the cusp of the play-offs.

But sadly that game was followed by five consecutive defeats, in which City scored just twice, to dump them out of play-off contention once and for all.


You have until 7pm tonight to vote via the @officialbantams Twitter page.

N.B: Apologies for the error in yesterday's article, which was actually a case of the club narrowing down four goals to one to make the final shortlist.

This updated article is the final Goal of the Month vote.