League One
SwindonSwindon Town1BradfordBradford City0
Lee Cox

In-form Swindon Town kept their fading play-off hopes alive thanks to Lee Cox's winner against Bradford City.

The Robins have now won six in seven but Peterborough's victory over Carlisle means they remain four points behind Posh with just two matches left.

Home goalkeeper Wes Foderingham made a superb first-half save to stop a Gary Jones free-kick.

Cox grabbed his first Swindon goal when he calmly shot right-footed into the bottom corner after 64 minutes.

Mark Cooper's men really should have taken the lead just before the hour but Michael Smith's goal-bound shot from a Miles Storey cross was kept out by Jon McLaughlan.

The hosts were the better side after Cox's goal and Alex Pritchard had the chance to seal the win, only to drag an effort just wide.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought we totally dominated the game from start to finish.

"We just had to wait for that opportunity to come along. I was pleased with the maturity that we showed to control the game, sometimes it can be frustrating.

"We continued to play and moved Bradford across the pitch and waited for the gap to appear.

"Whatever happens this year we've finished the season in great fashion with two to play."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 14McEveleyBooked at 35mins
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 40Stephens
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 4Luongo
  • 11Pritchard
  • 20Storey
  • 28Smith
  • 24CoxSubstituted forGladwinat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12N'Guessan
  • 17Waldon
  • 22Ward
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
  • 39Gladwin

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6Drury
  • 18Jones
  • 5DaviesBooked at 29mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forMcLeanat 68'minutes
  • 24DoyleSubstituted forMeredithat 45'minutes
  • 17Stead
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 3Meredith
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Jameson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 21McLean
  • 22Bates
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,377

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  8. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

  13. Post update

    Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Lee Cox.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Kyle Bennett.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

    Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

  20. Post update

    Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44309585305599
2Brentford442710769393091
3Rotherham442313882552782
4Preston442216668432582
5Leyton Orient4423111080443680
6Peterborough442241868561270
7Swindon44199166255766
8Sheff Utd431612154343060
9Port Vale44186205871-1360
10MK Dons44178196060059
11Walsall441416144745258
12Bristol City441317146966356
13Crawley431413164651-555
14Bradford441217155352153
15Gillingham44157225875-1752
16Oldham431312184757-1051
17Coventry441612167274-250
18Colchester441114194860-1247
19Tranmere441211215175-2447
20Crewe441211215279-2747
21Notts County44144266176-1546
22Carlisle431111214372-2944
23Shrewsbury44914214160-1941
24Stevenage44109254368-2539
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