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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Bradford City

Devante Cole joined Bradford in the summer after leaving Manchester City

Bradford striker Devante Cole scored inside the first minute to consign Doncaster to defeat in Rob Jones' last match as interim manager.

Cole scored after just 45 seconds when he poked home from Rory McArdle's flick-on.

Doncaster thought they had levelled when Keshi Anderson bundled the ball home but the referee disallowed it for an infringement in the build up.

Rovers dominated but were unable to fashion any real chances.

Incoming boss Darren Ferguson, who takes charge on Sunday, will have to guide his new side out of the League One drop zone.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 4McCullough
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 6ButlerSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 18'minutes
  • 3Evina
  • 8ChaplowSubstituted forTysonat 65'minutes
  • 7Wellens
  • 16Gobern
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMiddletonat 81'minutes
  • 11Williams
  • 25AndersonBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 10Forrester
  • 14Tyson
  • 15N'Guessan
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 23Marosi
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 8Liddle
  • 4Evans
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 75'minutes
  • 44Cole
  • 24DaviesSubstituted forHansonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 22Jones
  • 28Mottley-Henry
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,410

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

Attempt missed. Gary Mackenzie (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Gary Mackenzie (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Meredith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces Richard Chaplow.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers).

Devante Cole (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Steve Davies.

Hand ball by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Gary Mackenzie (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Bradford City 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1383226131327
2Walsall137421981125
3Burton138141313025
4Bury136612317624
5Coventry1272320101023
6Sheff Utd136342219321
7Southend136341412221
8Wigan135532115620
9Peterborough135352421318
10Rochdale135351816218
11Port Vale134541514117
12Scunthorpe135261516-117
13Millwall125251921-217
14Chesterfield135261820-217
15Bradford124441316-316
16Colchester134451927-816
17Barnsley124261618-214
18Shrewsbury134271619-314
19Fleetwood133371820-212
20Swindon133371722-512
21Oldham131931521-612
22Blackpool12336917-812
23Doncaster12255915-611
24Crewe132381322-99
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