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Bradford City 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Third-placed Bradford City maintained their unbeaten start to the season - and ended a run of five successive draws - after coming behind to earn a win over Fleetwood Town at Valley Parade.

Bobby Grant put Fleetwood in front after 34 minutes, taking a pass from David Ball and cutting in from the right before beating keeper Colin Doyle with an angled shot high into the net.

The goal came after former Bradford striker Devante Cole had missed a great chance of scoring against his old club in the 14th minute.

Cole looked certain to score after intercepting a loose pass from Josh Cullen, but Doyle dived full length to turn his low shot away for a corner.

Bradford equalised in the second minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half, three minutes after visitors' keeper Chris Neal had made a fine save to stop Haris Vuckic's shot on the line.

However, Neal could nothing to prevent Filipe Morais' equaliser. The Portguese winger raced on to a pass from substitute Billy Clarke and scored with a rasping shot from 10 yards to leave the sides level 1-1 at half-time.

Bradford's winner came in the 62nd minute. Timothee Dieng was held by back in the penalty area by Amari'i Bell and Clarke scored from the spot.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forLawat 64'minutes
  • 14CullenBooked at 28mins
  • 8Dieng
  • 18McNultySubstituted forClarkeat 42'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 19VuckicSubstituted forMarshallat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Law
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 10Clarke
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 23WoolfordSubstituted forHunterat 65'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 11Grant
  • 44ColeSubstituted forJakubiakat 65'minutes
  • 10BallBooked at 52mins
  • 4JónssonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBolgerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 16Duckworth
  • 18Glendon
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 45Jakubiak
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
16,759

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Cian Bolger replaces Eggert Jónsson.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Alex Jakubiak (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

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

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Devante Cole.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nicky Law replaces Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Haris Vuckic.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury106221911820
3Bradford10460127518
4Northampton10451169717
5Port Vale105231512317
6Sheff Utd105231313017
7Bolton10442108216
8Gillingham104331719-215
9Peterborough103431713413
10Bristol Rovers103431314-113
11Chesterfield103341615112
12Charlton102621211112
13Fleetwood103341515012
14MK Dons103341314-112
15Rochdale103341213-112
16Oxford Utd103341011-112
17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
19Southend103251119-811
20Walsall102441116-510
21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
24Coventry9054410-65
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