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Bradford City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Bradford City bounced back from midweek defeat with victory against Yorkshire rivals Doncaster at Valley Parade.

City suffered a surprise 3-0 loss at home to Fleetwood on Tuesday, but produced the perfect response in front of a big 20,430 crowd.

Doncaster had dominated the early stages, but Charlie Wyke put Bradford in front when Adam Chicksen cut in from the left and delivered a pinpoint cross for the striker to head back across goal into the corner.

Dominic Poleon broke away to set up a great chance for Wyke, but Niall Mason diverted the striker's goalbound shot for a corner.

Tony McMahon's set-piece found Nat Knight-Percival at the far post and the defender's downward header eluded Rovers goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

Doncaster had more of the play in the second half, but were twice denied by City stopper Colin Doyle, who blocked a shot from Alfie May and then dived full length to turn away Ben Whiteman's free-kick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 75mins
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forHendrieat 90'minutes
  • 6VincelotBooked at 80mins
  • 4ReevesBooked at 48mins
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forLawat 60'minutes
  • 11PoleonSubstituted forPatrickat 60'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 7Law
  • 15Field
  • 18Hendrie
  • 19Jones
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 8MasonBooked at 81mins
  • 6Butler
  • 15Wright
  • 18ToffoloSubstituted forCoppingerat 69'minutes
  • 16HoughtonSubstituted forMandevilleat 81'minutes
  • 7Kongolo
  • 12Whiteman
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 19May

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 11Williams
  • 14Mandeville
  • 20Garratt
  • 26Coppinger
  • 27Ben Khemis
  • 33Jones
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
20,430

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke Hendrie replaces Alex Gilliead.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

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

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Booking

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Jordan Houghton.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Harry Toffolo.

Omari Patrick (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Bradford City).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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