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Walsall 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford's Kyel Reid

Bradford extended their unbeaten run in League One to seven matches with an impressive victory at Walsall.

Kyel Reid hit the side-netting early on, but found the target with a 30-yard drive on the stroke of half-time.

James Hanson doubled the lead soon after the re-start when Rory McArdle's ball caught out the home defence.

Paul Downing and sub Ashley Hemmings were off target as Walsall fought back, and Andy Taylor had a low shot smartly saved by keeper Jon McLaughlan.

It was the second home defeat of the season for the Saddlers, who have not beaten Bradford in a league game since 2003.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3Taylor
  • 15Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 6FeatherstoneSubstituted forHemmingsat 61'minutes
  • 9LalkovicSubstituted forSawyersat 61'minutes
  • 10Westcarr
  • 8Mantom
  • 7Chambers
  • 24HewittSubstituted forBaxendaleat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Benning
  • 16Baxendale
  • 11Hemmings
  • 2Purkiss
  • 25Sawyers
  • 26McQuilkin
  • 13Lewis

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 3Meredith
  • 5Davies
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 11Thompson
  • 7ReidSubstituted forDe Vitaat 88'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 18Jones
  • 9HansonSubstituted forFolanat 82'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forKennedyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Connell
  • 20De Vita
  • 12Ripley
  • 16McHugh
  • 6Oliver
  • 19Folan
  • 8Kennedy
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,364

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away2

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

  4. Post update

    Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Raffaele De Vita replaces Kyel Reid because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Caleb Folan replaces James Hanson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jason Kennedy replaces Mark Yeates.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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