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Walsall 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford extended their unbeaten run in League One to seven matches with an impressive victory at Walsall.

Kyel Reid hit the side-netting early on, but found the target with a 30-yard drive on the stroke of half-time.

James Hanson doubled the lead soon after the re-start when Rory McArdle's ball caught out the home defence.

Paul Downing and sub Ashley Hemmings were off target as Walsall fought back, and Andy Taylor had a low shot smartly saved by keeper Jon McLaughlan.

It was the second home defeat of the season for the Saddlers, who have not beaten Bradford in a league game since 2003.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3Taylor
  • 15Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 6FeatherstoneSubstituted forHemmingsat 61'minutes
  • 9LalkovicSubstituted forSawyersat 61'minutes
  • 10Westcarr
  • 8Mantom
  • 7Chambers
  • 24HewittSubstituted forBaxendaleat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Benning
  • 16Baxendale
  • 11Hemmings
  • 2Purkiss
  • 25Sawyers
  • 26McQuilkin
  • 13Lewis

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 3Meredith
  • 5Davies
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 11Thompson
  • 7ReidSubstituted forDe Vitaat 88'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 18Jones
  • 9HansonSubstituted forFolanat 82'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forKennedyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Connell
  • 20De Vita
  • 12Ripley
  • 16McHugh
  • 6Oliver
  • 19Folan
  • 8Kennedy
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,364

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 2.
Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).
Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Raffaele De Vita replaces Kyel Reid because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.
Attempt saved. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Caleb Folan replaces James Hanson.
Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jason Kennedy replaces Mark Yeates.
Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Andrew Davies.
Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).
Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Hemmings replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Romaine Sawyers replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. James Baxendale replaces Troy Hewitt.
Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 0, Bradford City 2. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Yeates.

Second Half

Second Half begins Walsall 0, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 0, Bradford City 1. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Butler.
Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Walsall).
Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Downing.
Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Stephen Darby.
Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).
Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.
Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Troy Hewitt (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Troy Hewitt (Walsall).
Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andy Taylor.
Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Walsall).
James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick Off

First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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