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Bradford City 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Jake Forster-Caskey's goal gave Charlton Athletic victory over League One promotion rivals Bradford in a match spoiled by high wind and rain.

The goal came following a hotly disputed throw in on the right after 74 minutes. Chris Solly crossed the ball to the far post where Tariqe Fosu headed back across goal for Forster-Caskey to sweep into the net.

Charlton's win enabled them to draw level with Bradford in third place on 27 points. It was City's third home defeat in the league.

In a match dominated by defences, Charlton were indebted to keeper Ben Amos, who made three important saves to help his side to take all three points.

He kept out a close-range header from Bradford striker Charlie Wyke in the 27th minute following a free-kick from Alex Gillead and then turned away a goalbound effort from Omari Patrick.

Amos also denied Matt Kilgallon, keeping out the defender's close-range header five minutes from the end as Bradford pressed hard for an equaliser.

The Bantams' keeper Colin Doyle also made fine saves to deny Ricky Holmes and Forter-Caskey.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 18Hendrie
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 70mins
  • 15FieldSubstituted forHansonat 71'minutes
  • 4ReevesBooked at 40mins
  • 8DiengBooked at 35minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 81'minutes
  • 17Gilliead
  • 7Law
  • 34PatrickSubstituted forMcCartanat 87'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 14McCartan
  • 16Hanson
  • 19Jones
  • 23Raeder
  • 24Devine
  • 35Robinson

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 15Konsa
  • 5BauerBooked at 44mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 3Kashi
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forJacksonat 90+3'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forReevesat 87'minutes
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forDasilvaat 86'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 12Reeves
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Aribo
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Dodoo
  • 22Dasilva
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
20,066

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Ricky Holmes.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ben Reeves replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Omari Patrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jay Dasilva replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Attempt saved. Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tyrell Robinson replaces Timothee Dieng.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jacob Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jacob Hanson replaces Tom Field.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Field (Bradford City).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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