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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Bradford City

Jonathan Forte scored his 11th of the season as in-form Oldham beat Bradford.

Jabo Ibehre headed down a Joseph Mills cross for Forte to finish, before Mike Jones's deflected strike from 20 yards made it 2-0 after 24 minutes.

On-loan winger Andy Halliday volleyed his first goal for Bradford from James Hanson's header just before the break.

Alan Sheehan's stinging shot was pushed away by Latics keeper Paul Rachubka as City pushed for an equaliser but they had Rory McCardle dismissed late on.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a tough game full of endeavour. Some good football was played.

"I felt we made it difficult for ourselves by not finishing some good chances that we had and then we gave them a lifeline with a poor goal on our part, but a good goal on their part.

"It was a topsy-turvy end to end passionate League One tie and I was just delighted to come out on the right end of it."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Rachubka
  • 21Kusunga
  • 16Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 3Mills
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDaytonat 73'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPoleonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 20Wilson
  • 23Turner
  • 30Tyson

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forMeredithat 39'minutes
  • 23McArdleBooked at 90mins
  • 6SheehanBooked at 90mins
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forClarkeat 79'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 17KennedySubstituted forKnottat 73'minutes
  • 14Yeates
  • 9Hanson
  • 16Stead

Substitutes

  • 3Meredith
  • 4Dolan
  • 7McLean
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 12Williams
  • 20Morais
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
5,832

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Bradford City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1596032171533
2Preston1384126131328
3Notts County147522112926
4Peterborough158252417726
5Sheff Utd148242218426
6Oldham156722317625
7MK Dons1373327151224
8Rochdale1472526151123
9Swindon1365227171023
10Chesterfield145452321219
11Fleetwood155461716119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Leyton Orient143651518-315
19Walsall153661215-315
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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