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Bradford City 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Billy Clarke
Billy Clarke has netted 10 goals this season.

Billy Clarke scored twice as Bradford City leapfrogged fellow League One play-off hopefuls Oldham Athletic.

The two sides were evenly matched in the first half, but Clarke broke the deadlock on 71 minutes.

Gary MacKenzie and James Hanson combined to head the ball on for Clarke to add the finishing touch with a back-heel from close range.

Clarke then put the result beyond doubt in injury time with a low shot from 15 yards after a lay-off from Jon Stead.

Bradford sit in 10th place, two points off the play-off spot, while Oldham are 13th.

Oldham manager Dean Holden told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Holden on Bradford v Oldham

"It's a tough afternoon when you come here, you know how Bradford are going to play.

"They bang balls from back to front all day long into your box and you've got to be able to defend for 90 minutes and unfortunately we weren't able to do that."

"We were chasing the game. We've changed the system three times in the game to try to get more up there and try to scramble our way back into it.

"The disappointing thing is the way we conceded."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 12Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forMackenzieat 17'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Meredith
  • 8LiddleBooked at 27mins
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forMcMahonat 85'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forKnottat 64'minutes
  • 10ClarkeBooked at 61mins
  • 16Stead
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 1Alnwick
  • 4Dolan
  • 11Knott
  • 13Zoko
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 29McMahon
  • 36Mottley Henry

Oldham

  • 13Coleman
  • 2BrownBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBoveat 86'minutes
  • 18Lockwood
  • 24Gerrard
  • 22Sadler
  • 19WoodlandSubstituted forPoleonat 74'minutes
  • 15Winchester
  • 8Jones
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forJacobsat 82'minutes
  • 17Wilkinson
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 9Poleon
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 25Kean
  • 29Bove
  • 32Jacobs
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
14,010

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Stead.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jordan Bove replaces Connor Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tony McMahon replaces Christopher Routis.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jonathan Forte.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Devante Jacobs replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Jon Stead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

(Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Luke Woodland.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Hanson.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Mat Sadler (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Christopher Routis (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Mark Yeates.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Mat Sadler (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Booking

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City39259575344184
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Rochdale381751665511456
7Barnsley39168155352156
8Peterborough39175174647-156
9Chesterfield38159145549654
10Bradford371412114842654
11Doncaster381411134848053
12Fleetwood381410143943-452
13Oldham391410154958-952
14Gillingham391312145457-351
15Port Vale39146194856-848
16Walsall381113143642-646
17Coventry391113154454-1046
18Crewe39136203769-3245
19Scunthorpe381111165062-1244
20Notts County381110173952-1343
21Crawley391110184466-2243
22Leyton Orient38119185054-442
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3989222960-3133
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