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Bradford City 0-1 Barnsley

Marley Watkins & Billy Clarke
Barnsley midfielder Marley Watkins battles with Bradford City forward Billy Clarke

In-form Barnsley stretched their run of successive league wins to five by beating Yorkshire rivals Bradford City.

Marley Watkins headed past Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams after latching on to George Williams' perfect cross.

The midfielder also went close soon after but curled his shot wide after a mazy run, while Josh Morris fizzed his drive wide at the other end.

Bradford's best chance of the second half saw Jamie Proctor miss an open goal from distance.

Barnsley climb to 13th in the table and are two points behind 11th-placed Bradford, who are five points adrift of the play-offs.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16BurkeSubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 29McMahonBooked at 87mins
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forKnottat 71'minutes
  • 14Morris
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forDaviesat 55'minutes
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 17Reid
  • 24Davies
  • 30Cracknell

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 6Long
  • 26MawsonSubstituted forRobertsat 19'minutes
  • 22Williams
  • 15Watkins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11Brownhill
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forKhanat 90+2'minutes
  • 18FletcherSubstituted forScowenat 82'minutes
  • 9WinnallBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Scowen
  • 13Townsend
  • 17Abbott
  • 19Khan
  • 29Templeton
  • 30White
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
17,470

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Barnsley 1.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Otis Khan replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jamie Proctor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by James Bree.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Josh Scowen replaces Ashley Fletcher.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by George Williams.

Jamie Proctor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Roberts (Barnsley).

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bradford City).

Marc Roberts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Christopher Routis.

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

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton27183636211557
2Gillingham28166655352054
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Sheff Utd2811984539642
8Peterborough281251153411241
9Southend2711883634241
10Port Vale28117103332140
11Bradford2610882628-238
12Bury27107103640-437
13Barnsley27113134442236
14Doncaster2899103437-336
15Swindon27105124245-335
16Scunthorpe27105123136-535
17Rochdale2697103536-134
18Blackpool2886142735-830
19Chesterfield2893163848-1030
20Shrewsbury2885153347-1429
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Oldham27412112740-1324
23Crewe2757152749-2222
24Colchester2857163665-2922
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