League One
BradfordBradford City1BlackpoolBlackpool0
James Hanson
James Hanson scored his fifth goal of the season for Bradford

James Hanson's powerful header earned Bradford a hard-fought victory against Blackpool at Valley Parade.

The striker connected with Tony McMahon's right-wing corner on the stroke of half-time following a dominant display by the hosts.

Blackpool almost drew level in the second half but David Norris's shot was blocked by Rory McArdle and the ball looped safely up and over the goal.

Following their fourth win in six, the Bantams are now ninth in League One.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16BurkeSubstituted forClarkeat 69'minutes
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 11Knott
  • 4EvansBooked at 67minsSubstituted forLiddleat 70'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 44ColeSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Liddle
  • 10Clarke
  • 15Leigh
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forBoyceat 35'minutes
  • 5Robertson
  • 15Aldred
  • 18Dunne
  • 7Rivers
  • 8Potts
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forThomasat 83'minutes
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forCameronat 68'minutes
  • 9Cullen
  • 10Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 11Cameron
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 17Thomas
  • 20Paterson
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 23Letheren
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
17,435

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

  4. Post update

    Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces David Norris.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

    Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

    Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Devante Cole.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  16. Post update

    David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

  19. Post update

    Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

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