League One
BradfordBradford City1PeterboroughPeterborough United0
Adam Reach

Adam Reach's free-kick proved to be the difference as Bradford beat League One play-off hopefuls Peterborough.

The Bantams dominated early on, taking the lead through Reach's 25-yard free-kick into the top corner, before Posh had Shaun Brisley sent off for two bookings in two minutes.

Posh improved after the break, with Britt Assombalonga twice striking wide.

But Bradford held on and could have had a second through Kyle Bennett's header, which Day brilliantly saved.

Jack Baldwin and Mark Little both saw late efforts for the visitors saved well by Jon McLaughlin.

Despite the defeat, sixth-placed Peterborough remain four points clear of Swindon, while Bradford move up into 13th and take a step closer to securing their status in the third tier.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6DruryBooked at 73mins
  • 18Jones
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 17SteadSubstituted forMcLeanat 67'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 21McLean
  • 32Bennett
  • 41Barker

Peterborough

  • 13Day
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 17NewellSubstituted forBostwickat 45'minutes
  • 5Baldwin
  • 4BrisleyBooked at 41mins
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forAlcockat 46'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forIsgroveat 75'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 14Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 6Bostwick
  • 11McCann
  • 22Nugent
  • 29Lynch
  • 36McQuoid
  • 37Isgrove
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
13,820

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

    Craig Alcock (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Conor Washington.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Drury.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam Drury (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Day.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves43299582295396
2Brentford43279767373090
3Leyton Orient432311979413880
4Rotherham432213881552679
5Preston432116663412279
6Peterborough43214186455967
7Swindon43189166155663
8Port Vale43186195870-1260
9Sheff Utd421611154343059
10MK Dons43177195858058
11Walsall431415144644257
12Crawley421413154650-455
13Bradford431217145351253
14Bristol City431217146665153
15Gillingham43156225774-1751
16Oldham421311184757-1050
17Coventry431611167274-249
18Colchester431113194860-1246
19Tranmere431210215175-2446
20Crewe431210215279-2746
21Carlisle421111204268-2644
22Notts County43134266076-1643
23Shrewsbury43914203955-1641
24Stevenage43109244265-2339
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