League One
Rochdale1Bradford3

Rochdale 1-3 Bradford City

Bradford picked up their first win in five league games as they beat Rochdale at Spotland.

Tony McMahon's free-kick deflected into the path of Lee Evans as he gave Bradford the lead from close range.

Dale levelled before the break as the ball fell to Peter Vincenti for his sixth goal of the season.

Devante Cole restored Bradford's lead just before the hour and an Olly Lancashire own goal two minutes later put the game out of reach.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Rochdale manager Keith Hill on defeat

"I have been very disappointed not just today but over the last season of touchline technical etiquette.

"I've been very disappointed that the technical area teams are trying to win it from the technical area.

"I don't think we lost the game today because the players of the technical area were getting at the referee and fourth official, we've lost the the game today because we made mistakes."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27Cannon
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 24AllenSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 69'minutes
  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermottBooked at 2minsSubstituted forLundat 69'minutes
  • 28CampsSubstituted forAlessandraat 69'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Musangu
  • 39Bunney

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 8LiddleBooked at 30mins
  • 4Evans
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 24DaviesBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHansonat 68'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forJamesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 22Jones
  • 33James
Referee:
Richard Harrington
Attendance:
4,534

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Bradford City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Bradford City 3.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Luke James (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid because of an injury.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Devante Cole.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Evans (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Lund replaces Donal McDermott.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Lewis Alessandra replaces Callum Camps.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Steve Davies.

Booking

Steve Davies (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Davies (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton11812137625
2Walsall116411661022
3Bury116412115622
4Gillingham1163222121021
5Coventry106131910919
6Rochdale115241613317
7Sheff Utd115241816217
8Port Vale114431412216
9Wigan114431413116
10Colchester114431718-116
11Southend114341111015
12Peterborough114252119214
13Barnsley104241414014
14Chesterfield114251516-114
15Millwall114251721-414
16Bradford113441216-413
17Swindon113351618-212
18Oldham111821216-411
19Shrewsbury113261115-411
20Scunthorpe11326913-411
21Doncaster11254914-511
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood112361419-59
24Crewe111371120-96
View full League One table

Top Stories