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Colchester United 2-0 Bradford City

Callum Harriott
Callum Harriott has scored twice for Colchester since joining them on loan from Charlton

Colchester United claimed their fourth consecutive League One victory with a comfortable win over Bradford City.

Callum Harriott opened the scoring when his low, angled drive snuck under keeper Brad Jones' attempted parry.

Colchester grew in confidence before Marvin Sordell's calm finish, set up by Owen Garvan's reverse pass, extended their lead.

Tony McMahon came close for Bradford in the second half, but his strike from 20 yards out hit the underside of the bar.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 14Olufemi
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3BriggsBooked at 49mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 2Garvan
  • 11Massey
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forPorterat 81'minutes
  • 31Harriott
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 8Gilbey
  • 9Porter
  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 26Harney
  • 33Parish

Bradford

  • 22Jones
  • 2Darby
  • 18Routis
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 4Evans
  • 29McMahon
  • 11KnottSubstituted forJamesat 83'minutes
  • 24DaviesBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMarshallat 72'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Liddle
  • 15Leigh
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 33James
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
3,334

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Bradford City 0.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Meredith.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces George Moncur.

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Steve Davies.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Steve Davies (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Davies (Bradford City).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 2, Bradford City 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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