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Colchester United 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford City recorded a convincing win over Colchester to claim their first away victory since last November.

James Hanson powerfully headed in Matthew Dolan's corner to give the Bantams a 15th-minute lead.

Aaron McLean should have doubled City's lead just before half-time when he blasted a gilt-edged chance wide.

But Kyle Bennett capitalised on sloppy defending to burst into the area and plant a shot into the far corner from a tight angle.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 46mins
  • 15BeanBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGilbeyat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 21Massey
  • 2WrightSubstituted forEastmondat 46'minutes
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forBonneat 75'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 7Watt

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 6Eastmond
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi
  • 25Vose
  • 39Sesay
  • 41Bonne

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2DarbyBooked at 69mins
  • 6DrurySubstituted forMcHughat 86'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Davies
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 21McLeanBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 22Bates
  • 29Atkinson
  • 40Bentley
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,605

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Bradford City 2.
Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Booking

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Aaron McLean (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Booking

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).
Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).
Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Carl McHugh replaces Adam Drury.
Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).
Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).
Aaron McLean (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Clinton Morrison.
Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.
Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).
Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).
Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Booking

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Bradford City 2. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).
Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Andrew Davies (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).
Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Eastmond replaces David Wright.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Bradford City 1.
Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).
Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).
Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).
David Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. David Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3423744376
2Leyton Orient3622863774
3Brentford3422752773
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham35181162365
6Peterborough3517414855
7MK Dons3615714552
8Walsall36121212148
9Swindon3613815247
10Port Vale3514417-946
11Bradford35101411444
12Sheff Utd3312813-244
13Gillingham3613518-1144
14Coventry3514912141
15Bristol City3691413-541
16Crawley319139-440
17Colchester3491213-539
18Oldham3610818-1338
19Carlisle3410717-1837
20Stevenage3510619-1836
21Tranmere359917-2136
22Crewe369918-2736
23Shrewsbury3571216-1333
24Notts County369423-2131
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