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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces James Coppinger.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Meredith.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Devante Cole (Bradford City).

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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