Bradford City 1-0 MK Dons

A howler from MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin gifted Bradford victory and saw them record back-to-back home wins for the first time since August.

Martin missed his attempted clearance kick completely, leaving James Hanson the task of slotting into an unguarded net with 18 minutes remaining.

That was Hanson's 10th goal of the season having earlier hit the crossbar.

Bradford were indebted to Stephen Darby for his first-half goal-line clearance from Izale McLeod's angled shot.

The Dons were so hard-hit by injuries that they named just four substitutes; with forward Sanmi Odelusi, who signed on loan from Bolton 24 hours earlier, making his debut from the bench.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Robinson

"I thought we were the better team, I really did.

"Obviously, I've got tremendous respect for [Bradford boss Phil Parkinson] and the Bradford team, they work extremely hard and they make it difficult for you.

"For the first 20 minutes of the second half, we got into some great areas and didn't score. But I can't have a go at the players, I thought they deserved more than what they got.

"We're getting chances, but we're just not taking them.

"Football's a harsh game. But all we can do is work hard, and I think they all did that today."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 16McHugh
  • 18Jones
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 56'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forAtkinsonat 65'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28ReachSubstituted forDolanat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Jameson
  • 14Yeates
  • 27McBurnie
  • 29Atkinson

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Reeves
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Gleeson
  • 23Spence
  • 24KayBooked at 75mins
  • 14Alli
  • 10ChadwickSubstituted forOdelusiat 79'minutes
  • 18BaldockSubstituted forHallat 77'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 13McLeodBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 21Hall
  • 27Odelusi
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
13,501

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, MK Dons 0.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

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

Hand ball by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Luke Chadwick.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Hall replaces George Baldock because of an injury.

Booking

Anthony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, MK Dons 0. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).

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

Attempt missed. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Chris Atkinson replaces Aaron McLean because of an injury.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Gary Jones.

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston321612443301360
5Rotherham31169655401557
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon32136134943645
9MK Dons32127134644243
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Gillingham33115174255-1338
13Coventry31138105956337
14Oldham32107153644-837
15Carlisle32106163754-1736
16Colchester29811103638-235
17Sheff Utd3098133238-635
18Tranmere3298153855-1735
19Crawley2681083135-434
20Crewe3297163761-2434
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3074192850-2225
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