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Leyton Orient 0-1 Bradford City

Russell Slade

Leyton Orient's hopes of automatic promotion from League One took another blow as Aaron McLean's goal gave mid-table Bradford City victory.

The Bantams scored the only goal of the game against the run of play as McLean volleyed in Gary Jones' corner.

The O's are without a win in four games and are four points behind Brentford in second who have two games in hand.

A half-time altercation saw Bradford boss Phil Parkinson and O's assistant Kevin Nugent sent to the stands.

The home side felt they were denied a penalty in stoppage time when Dean Cox's shot hit an arm but referee David Phillips insisted he had already blown for half-time.

The altercation continued down the tunnel which resulted in both men seeing red.

But this changed nothing on the pitch as, despite a late scare from Shaun Batt whose bending effort went just wide of the post, City were able to absorb the Orient pressure.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Sawyer
  • 29Ness
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 11Odubajo
  • 24LundstramSubstituted forJamesat 69'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forBattat 70'minutes
  • 9LisbieSubstituted forDagnallat 79'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 8James
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 23Dagnall
  • 25Simpson

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6DrurySubstituted forMcHughat 21'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 23McArdleBooked at 55mins
  • 5DaviesBooked at 38mins
  • 32Bennett
  • 18Jones
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forBatesat 88'minutes
  • 17SteadSubstituted forThompsonat 75'minutes
  • 28ReachBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 20De Vita
  • 22Bates
  • 35Stockdill
  • 40Bentley
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
5,165

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Bates replaces Aaron McLean.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Adam Reach (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Kevin Lisbie.

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Jon Stead.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces David Mooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Lloyd James replaces John Lundstram.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

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

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Carl McHugh (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Bradford City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon Stead.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves39268572254786
2Brentford38248662352780
3Leyton Orient402210872373576
4Rotherham392112673452875
5Preston402015556381875
6Peterborough38184165952758
7Swindon40169155853557
8Walsall401414124541456
9MK Dons40167175654255
10Sheff Utd38149154042-251
11Port Vale39156185265-1351
12Bradford391115135048248
13Coventry391610137069148
14Gillingham39146195163-1248
15Bristol City401016146263-146
16Crawley361113123844-646
17Oldham401111184355-1244
18Colchester391013164453-943
19Notts County40124245469-1540
20Tranmere391010194769-2240
21Carlisle391010193961-2240
22Crewe401010204775-2840
23Shrewsbury40814183650-1438
24Stevenage39108214060-2038
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