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Bradford City 1-0 Peterborough United

Striker Alex Jones scored the winner as Bradford ended a run of four home games without a win with a hard-fought victory over Peterborough.

Jones, who joined Bradford from Birmingham in January, grabbed the all-important goal in the 24th minute, forcing the ball over the line after goalkeeper Luke McGee could only half stop Mark Marshall's angled shot from the right.

The ball then rebounded into the path of fellow striker Charlie Wyke who fired into the net from close range, but referee Brett Huxtable signalled a goal after being alerted by the assistant referee's flag that Jones' effort had crossed the line.

Earlier, Marshall had seen his shot rebound off the post after cutting in from the left in the ninth minute.

Peterborough's best chance came in the 47th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith charged down Nathaniel Knight-Percival's attempted clearance as keeper Colin Doyle lost his footing.

Mackail-Smith squared the ball across to Tom Nichols, who had a great chance to score with Doyle out of his goal, but fortunately for Bradford defender Rory McArdle managed to block his shot.

Tony McMahon, Josh Cullen and substitutes Timothee Dieng and Jordy Hiwula all went close as Bradford tried to increase their lead, but had to settle for a single-goal victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 23McArdle
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 39mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Gilliead
  • 14Cullen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forDiengat 81'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 19JonesSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Toner
  • 8Dieng
  • 10B Clarke
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 17Penney
  • 24Devine

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 4BostwickBooked at 67mins
  • 3HughesBooked at 55mins
  • 11Maddison
  • 8Forrester
  • 42GrantBooked at 59minsSubstituted forInmanat 69'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forMoriasat 76'minutes
  • 13Mackail-Smith
  • 21NicholsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSamuelsenat 74'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 14Tyler
  • 16Inman
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 25H Anderson
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 37Morias
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
17,220

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Mark Marshall.

Booking

Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United).

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Paul Taylor.

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

Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Martin Samuelsen replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Bradden Inman replaces Anthony Grant.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Alex Jones.

Hand ball by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Alex Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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