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Leyton Orient 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford striker James Hanson
Bradford striker James Hanson scored twice before being replaced at half time

Striker James Hanson scored twice as Bradford moved to within one point of the League One play-off places and left Leyton Orient in the relegation zone.

Hanson volleyed Bradford ahead after 21 minutes and then headed the second from a Filipe Morais free-kick 11 minutes later to take his season's tally to 11.

Romain Vincelot hit the bar early on for Orient but Fabio Liverani's side has won just twice at home this season.

FA Cup quarter-finalists Bradford have only lost twice since November.

Bradford were without striker Jon Stead, the scorer of their second goal in their 2-0 fifth-round Cup win over Sunderland, last Sunday with a foot injury.

But his absence was not felt as Hanson met a Mark Yeates pass with a fierce shot into the roof of the net from 18 yards to put Bradford ahead.

Hanson, 27, lasted only 45 minutes himself before being replaced but by then had nodded City into a two-goal lead which they rarely looked like relinquishing as Phil Parkinson's in-form side climbed up to seventh.

On-loan goalkeeper Alex Cisak denied Billy Clarke and Francois Zoko as Bradford looked to add further goals after the break, while Chris Dagnall twice went close for the O's as he had a shot cleared off the line by Morais and tested City keeper Jordan Pickford.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Cisak
  • 2Omozusi
  • 15Clarke
  • 12Lowry
  • 3Sawyer
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forMcAnuffat 72'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 20BartleySubstituted forWrightat 64'minutes
  • 7CoxSubstituted forHedgesat 59'minutes
  • 23Dagnall
  • 10Mooney

Substitutes

  • 6Baudry
  • 9Lisbie
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 17Wright
  • 21Grainger
  • 34Hedges

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forMackenzieat 45'minutes
  • 3Meredith
  • 20Morais
  • 8Liddle
  • 25Halliday
  • 14Yeates
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forSheehanat 87'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forZokoat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 11Knott
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,760

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Sheehan replaces Billy Clarke.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andy Halliday (Bradford City).

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24146446242248
2Bristol City23146342222048
3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Port Vale2495103133-232
9Rochdale2394103931831
10Notts County228772724331
11Peterborough2394103029131
12Fleetwood248792524131
13Walsall247982324-130
14Oldham227962933-430
15Doncaster228682327-430
16Coventry247892631-529
17Barnsley2275103235-326
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Leyton Orient2367103234-225
20Gillingham2467112837-925
21Crawley2358102136-1523
22Crewe2365122041-2123
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2355131936-1720
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