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Bradford City 3-1 Leyton Orient

Jon Stead
Jon Stead scored and set up a goal in Bradford's first home win in four matches

Bradford ended a run of three home matches without a win with a deserved victory over 10-man Leyton Orient.

Billy Knott gave the Bantams a first-half lead with a placed shot into an empty net from Jon Stead's ball across.

Substitute David Mooney's calm finish pulled Orient level, but they had striker Chris Dagnall sent off for a foul on Knott.

Bradford quickly took advantage, Billy Clarke firing in to restore their lead and Stead adding a third soon after.

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese told BBC London 94.9:

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Milanese on Bradford v Orient

"It was a tough game at the beginning. It was difficult to play against such a solid, tough team because they play very direct.

"You could see it was definitely a yellow card in my opinion it was never ever a red.

"The important thing was the game and to get the result. We stayed in the game but this decision made it difficult."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2DarbyBooked at 56mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Davies
  • 3Meredith
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forZokoat 80'minutes
  • 8LiddleBooked at 45mins
  • 11Knott
  • 14Yeates
  • 10Clarke
  • 16SteadSubstituted forHansonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 9Hanson
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
  • 36Mottley Henry

Leyton Orient

  • 1Legzdins
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15Clarke
  • 32DossenaBooked at 29mins
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forMcAnuffat 45'minutes
  • 17Wright
  • 26Price
  • 7Cox
  • 30PlasmatiSubstituted forMooneyat 65'minutes
  • 23DagnallBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Baudry
  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 21Grainger
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
12,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Legzdins.

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Jon Stead.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Bradford City).

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrea Dossena.

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

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Leyton Orient 1. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Andy Halliday.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Leyton Orient 1. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Meredith.

Dismissal

Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Leyton Orient 1. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Andy Halliday (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Gianvito Plasmati.

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

Hand ball by Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) header from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Booking

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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