League One
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Bradford City 1-0 Peterborough United

Adam Reach

Adam Reach's free-kick proved to be the difference as Bradford beat League One play-off hopefuls Peterborough.

The Bantams dominated early on, taking the lead through Reach's 25-yard free-kick into the top corner, before Posh had Shaun Brisley sent off for two bookings in two minutes.

Posh improved after the break, with Britt Assombalonga twice striking wide.

But Bradford held on and could have had a second through Kyle Bennett's header, which Day brilliantly saved.

Jack Baldwin and Mark Little both saw late efforts for the visitors saved well by Jon McLaughlin.

Despite the defeat, sixth-placed Peterborough remain four points clear of Swindon, while Bradford move up into 13th and take a step closer to securing their status in the third tier.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6DruryBooked at 73mins
  • 18Jones
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 17SteadSubstituted forMcLeanat 67'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 21McLean
  • 32Bennett
  • 41Barker

Peterborough

  • 13Day
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 17NewellSubstituted forBostwickat 45'minutes
  • 5Baldwin
  • 4BrisleyBooked at 41mins
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forAlcockat 46'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forIsgroveat 75'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 14Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 6Bostwick
  • 11McCann
  • 22Nugent
  • 29Lynch
  • 36McQuoid
  • 37Isgrove
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
13,820

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Conor Washington.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Drury.

Booking

Adam Drury (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Drury (Bradford City).

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kyle Bennett replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aaron McLean replaces Jon Stead.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Drury.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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