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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Bates replaces Aaron McLean.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Kevin Lisbie.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Jon Stead.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces David Mooney.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Lloyd James replaces John Lundstram.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Reach.

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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