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Bradford City 1-0 Northampton Town

James Hanson was the match winner as Bradford bounced back from Saturday's defeat at Southend with a hard-earned home win over Northampton, on a night when the club paid tribute to their record goalscorer Bobby Campbell.

The former Northern Ireland international, who died last week, was remembered with a minute's applause and a video tribute following a career that saw him score more than 140 goals for the club.

On the pitch, however, the Bantams were looking for a response to the loss at Roots Hall and they started in positive fashion.

Mark McNulty and Nicky Law each had shots deflected for corners and Bradford twice appealed in vain for a penalty, with Hanson and McNulty both going down inside the area to no avail.

The hosts continued to press after the interval as Haris Vuckic and Law went close before the home side's pressure paid off in the 56th minute.

Vuckic's overhit cross from the right was kept in play by Mark Marshall, who clipped the ball into the area where Hanson scored with a header from close range.

However, Northampton came close to equalising when only a brilliant one-handed save by Colin Doyle kept out Alex Revell's header from Paul Anderson's cross, before substitute Marc Richards had the ball in the net in the 84th minute only to be ruled offside.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 18McNultySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 80'minutes
  • 4LawBooked at 90mins
  • 14CullenSubstituted forMcArdleat 87'minutes
  • 7Marshall
  • 19VuckicSubstituted forMoraisat 66'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon

Northampton

  • 26Cornell
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Zakuani
  • 28McDonald
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 90mins
  • 12McCourtSubstituted forHanleyat 66'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutes
  • 10Revell
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forPotterat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 20Hanley
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
15,935

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home26
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Northampton Town 0.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Booking

Nicky Law (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Rory McArdle replaces Josh Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Raheem Hanley (Northampton Town).

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Marc McNulty.

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

Foul by Paul Anderson (Northampton Town).

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

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Anderson (Northampton Town).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Rod McDonald (Northampton Town).

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alex Revell (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe19134240162443
2Sheff Utd18114333201337
3Bolton19114423121137
4Bradford1998227171035
5Rochdale199372722530
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon197752822628
8Fleetwood198472924528
9Southend197662627-127
10Bristol Rovers197662732-527
11Charlton186842518726
12Port Vale197572429-526
13Millwall187472929025
14Oxford Utd197482323025
15Northampton196672827124
16Gillingham196582632-623
17Walsall185762228-622
18Swindon195592028-820
19Bury1962112635-920
20Coventry194781623-719
21MK Dons194692329-618
22Oldham193881121-1017
23Chesterfield1943122132-1115
24Shrewsbury1935111934-1514
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