League One
ColchesterColchester United2BradfordBradford City0
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Meredith.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Billy Knott.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces George Moncur.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Steve Davies.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Routis (Bradford City).

  20. Post update

    Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).