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Colchester United 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford City recorded a convincing win over Colchester to claim their first away victory since last November.

James Hanson powerfully headed in Matthew Dolan's corner to give the Bantams a 15th-minute lead.

Aaron McLean should have doubled City's lead just before half-time when he blasted a gilt-edged chance wide.

But Kyle Bennett capitalised on sloppy defending to burst into the area and plant a shot into the far corner from a tight angle.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 46mins
  • 15BeanBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGilbeyat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 21Massey
  • 2WrightSubstituted forEastmondat 46'minutes
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forBonneat 75'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 7Sanchez Watt

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 6Eastmond
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi
  • 25Vose
  • 39Sesay
  • 41Bonne

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2DarbyBooked at 69mins
  • 6DrurySubstituted forMcHughat 86'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Davies
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 21McLeanBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 22Bates
  • 29Atkinson
  • 40Bentley
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,605

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

  5. Booking

    Brian Wilson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Aaron McLean (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

  9. Booking

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Carl McHugh replaces Adam Drury.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves34237464214376
2Leyton Orient36228670333774
3Brentford34227558312773
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham351811666432365
6Peterborough35174145648855
7MK Dons36157145348552
8Walsall361212124039148
9Swindon36138155351247
10Port Vale35144174655-946
11Bradford351014114743444
12Sheff Utd33128133638-244
13Gillingham36135184859-1144
14Coventry35149126463141
15Bristol City36914135459-541
16Crawley3191393539-440
17Colchester34912133944-539
18Oldham36108184053-1338
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Stevenage35106193755-1836
21Tranmere3599174162-2136
22Crewe3699184168-2736
23Shrewsbury35712163447-1333
24Notts County3694234364-2131
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