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Bradford City 1-0 Notts County

League One play-off hopefuls Bradford City stretched their unbeaten run to nine games by beating Notts County.

Jake Cassidy saw a shot come back off the post for the visitors while the Bantams went close through Andy Halliday and Billy Knott before the pair linked up for the day's only goal.

A defensive mix-up four minutes from half-time allowed Halliday to nip in and cut back for Knott to slot home.

James Hanson and Francois Zoko both went close to making it 2-0.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We've been absolutely fantastic away from home. It's been the mark of our success this year, so to lose it is disappointing.

"But we always knew it was going to end at some point.

"We've been pretty smart in our defensive play this year, but a lack of communication has cost us dearly. We tried to get back into it but couldn't break Bradford down."

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forSheehanat 14'minutes
  • 23McArdleBooked at 68mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 20Morais
  • 11KnottBooked at 21minsSubstituted forKennedyat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Liddle
  • 25Halliday
  • 16SteadSubstituted forZokoat 79'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
  • 36Mottley Henry

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Adams
  • 37HallSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
  • 13Jones
  • 4SmithSubstituted forWhitehouseat 67'minutes
  • 32McLaughlinBooked at 78mins
  • 12Cassidy
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forMurrayat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Murray
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Traore
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 28Edwards
  • 29Bishop
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
14,518

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Notts County).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

  7. Booking

    Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Francois Zoko (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Booking

    Francois Zoko (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Garry Thompson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jason Kennedy replaces Billy Knott.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Jon Stead.

  17. Booking

    Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Darby (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.