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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:

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Johnson on Oldham v Bradford

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

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

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

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

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

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

Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Andy Halliday.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jonathan Forte.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Danny Philliskirk.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Jason Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Carl Winchester.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

goal

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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