League One
Bradford1Port Vale0

Bradford City 1-0 Port Vale

Devante Cole
Cole is the son of former Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Andy

Devante Cole's last-minute goal gave Bradford their first League One win of the season against Port Vale.

Cole, signed from Manchester City on Friday, turned Rory McArdle's long ball out of defence into the net.

Vale dominated the first half and Sam Foley's 20-yard shot forced goalkeeper Ben Williams into a great diving save.

Bradford improved after half-time with Jak Alnwick keeping out goalbound shots from Josh Morris and Mark Marshall before Cole's dramatic winner.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forMorrisat 60'minutes
  • 4EvansBooked at 22minsSubstituted forKnottat 70'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 7Marshall
  • 24DaviesBooked at 30minsSubstituted forColeat 70'minutes
  • 9HansonBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 22Jones
  • 33James
  • 44Cole

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 26InnissBooked at 43mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBirchallat 64'minutes
  • 11FoleyBooked at 87mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 36mins
  • 27AndohSubstituted forKellyat 63'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 10Dodds
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 18Kelly
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 25McCourt
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
17,806

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Port Vale 0.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Port Vale 0. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory McArdle.

Attempt missed. Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Josh Morris (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Josh Morris (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Devante Cole (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Port Vale).

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Lee Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Steve Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Steve Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

Booking

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall5410113813
2Sheff Utd540195412
3Burton540174312
4Gillingham5320103711
5Rochdale531182610
6Chesterfield531174310
7Coventry430110469
8Swindon52219728
9Fleetwood52129727
10Oldham51404317
11Wigan52124407
12Barnsley521258-37
13Port Vale51316426
14Doncaster513134-16
15Scunthorpe512257-25
16Bradford512247-35
17Bury50411011-14
18Peterborough511359-44
19Millwall5113410-64
20Colchester5032510-53
21Shrewsbury502347-32
22Southend402214-32
23Crewe502359-42
24Blackpool5014312-91
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