League One
Bradford1Blackpool0

Bradford City 1-0 Blackpool

James Hanson
James Hanson scored his fifth goal of the season for Bradford

James Hanson's powerful header earned Bradford a hard-fought victory against Blackpool at Valley Parade.

The striker connected with Tony McMahon's right-wing corner on the stroke of half-time following a dominant display by the hosts.

Blackpool almost drew level in the second half but David Norris's shot was blocked by Rory McArdle and the ball looped safely up and over the goal.

Following their fourth win in six, the Bantams are now ninth in League One.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16BurkeSubstituted forClarkeat 69'minutes
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 11Knott
  • 4EvansBooked at 67minsSubstituted forLiddleat 70'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 44ColeSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Liddle
  • 10Clarke
  • 15Leigh
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forBoyceat 35'minutes
  • 5Robertson
  • 15Aldred
  • 18Dunne
  • 7Rivers
  • 8Potts
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forCameronat 68'minutes
  • 9Cullen
  • 10Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 11Cameron
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 17Thomas
  • 20Paterson
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 23Letheren
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
17,435

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Blackpool 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces David Norris.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathan Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Redshaw (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Liddle replaces Lee Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nathan Clarke replaces Reece Burke.

Attempt missed. David Norris (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Henry Cameron replaces Jim McAlister.

Booking

Lee Evans (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Evans (Bradford City).

Mark Cullen (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by James Meredith.

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

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall1695228141432
2Burton1610241613332
3Gillingham1694331181331
4Coventry1694329171231
5Wigan167632618827
6Bury167632824427
7Millwall167452423125
8Sheff Utd167362622424
9Bradford166641718-124
10Scunthorpe167272118323
11Chesterfield167272223-123
12Southend166551718-123
13Peterborough166373227521
14Rochdale165652018221
15Port Vale165561818020
16Colchester165562534-920
17Shrewsbury165291923-417
18Doncaster164571322-917
19Oldham1621041723-616
20Blackpool164481523-816
21Fleetwood164391924-515
22Barnsley1642101927-814
23Swindon163492027-713
24Crewe163491424-1013
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