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Bradford City 1-0 Oldham Athletic

John Sheridan's first game back as Oldham manager ended in defeat as his side lost at Bradford in League One.

Tony McMahon's header from six yards was enough to secure the points for the promotion-chasing Bantams.

The Latics' hopes were dented before half-time as substitute Connor Brown was sent off for a bad foul.

The red card came moments after Oldham had nearly taken the lead through Jake Cassidy's close-range flick, while Liam Kelly's late header almost levelled it.

Bradford climb into the top 10 and are four points off the play-off places with two games in hand, while Oldham are five points from safety in 22nd.

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Sheridan on Bradford v Oldham

"The sending off totally changed the game.

"I was well happy with the way we played. I thought we could have kept the ball in possession a bit better but I thought we looked comfortable.

"We dealt with everything that they threw at us, up until the sending off I was comfortable."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Clarke
  • 3MeredithBooked at 79mins
  • 29McMahonBooked at 17mins
  • 4EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forMarshallat 80'minutes
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMorrisat 61'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forColeat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 44Cole

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 20Wilson
  • 36DummiganSubstituted forBrownat 25'minutesBooked at 41mins
  • 8Jones
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterBooked at 59minsSubstituted forForteat 63'minutes
  • 35Lafferty
  • 19MurphySubstituted forPoleonat 66'minutes
  • 14Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 9Poleon
  • 11Forte
  • 13Cornell
  • 30Fuller
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
18,522

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James Hanson.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Evans (Bradford City).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Christopher Routis.

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Devante Cole (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Rhys Murphy.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Forte replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Billy Clarke.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Josh Morris replaces Kyel Reid.

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

Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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