League One
RochdaleRochdale1BradfordBradford City3

Rochdale 1-3 Bradford City

Bradford picked up their first win in five league games as they beat Rochdale at Spotland.

Tony McMahon's free-kick deflected into the path of Lee Evans as he gave Bradford the lead from close range.

Dale levelled before the break as the ball fell to Peter Vincenti for his sixth goal of the season.

Devante Cole restored Bradford's lead just before the hour and an Olly Lancashire own goal two minutes later put the game out of reach.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I have been very disappointed not just today but over the last season of touchline technical etiquette.

"I've been very disappointed that the technical area teams are trying to win it from the technical area.

"I don't think we lost the game today because the players of the technical area were getting at the referee and fourth official, we've lost the the game today because we made mistakes."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27Cannon
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 24AllenSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 69'minutes
  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermottBooked at 2minsSubstituted forLundat 69'minutes
  • 28CampsSubstituted forAlessandraat 69'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Musangu
  • 39Bunney

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 8LiddleBooked at 30mins
  • 4Evans
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 24DaviesBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHansonat 68'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forJamesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 22Jones
  • 33James
Referee:
Richard Harrington
Attendance:
4,534

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 1, Bradford City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Bradford City 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Williams.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke James (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Devante Cole.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Williams.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.