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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Bradford City

Craig Conway celebrates scoring for Blackburn Rovers
Craig Conway scored for the first time in more than five months for Blackburn

Bradley Dack and Craig Conway fired Blackburn to the top of League One with a 2-0 win over Bradford.

Dack celebrated his 200th league appearance with his fourth goal in as many games to secure a vital three points in the race for promotion, before Conway grabbed a second.

A resolute Bradford side battled bravely for 68 minutes before succumbing to the hosts' firepower.

The Bantams failed to have a shot on target at Ewood Park.

Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle was called upon early on to keep out Corry Evans' effort.

Marcus Antonsson missed a great chance moments later when he glanced Richard Smallwood's dangerous free-kick wide.

On 22 minutes the visitors were indebted to the woodwork twice as Blackburn threatened.

First Antonsson fired against the post before Dack's deflected cross came back off the bar.

In the 68th minute Dack latched onto Evans' pin-point ball before comfortably beating Doyle one-on-one.

With 10 minutes left substitute Conway slotted home after Dack's initial shot fell into his path.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 31Bennett
  • 26LenihanSubstituted forDowningat 30'minutes
  • 3Williams
  • 17BellBooked at 70mins
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29Evans
  • 23Dack
  • 18Armstrong
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forPayneat 65'minutes
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forConwayat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 19Payne
  • 25Downing
  • 32Conway
  • 38Nuttall

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 5mins
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 29McMahon
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forMcCartanat 64'minutes
  • 18GuySubstituted forDiengat 72'minutes
  • 7Law
  • 15Warnock
  • 11PoleonSubstituted forPatrickat 64'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 8Dieng
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 24Devine
  • 34Patrick
  • 37Grodowski
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
13,443

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

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

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Delay in match Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers).

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Bradford City 0. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Elliott Bennett.

Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers).

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Callum Guy.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Callum Guy.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Shay McCartan.

Booking

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Bradford City 0. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Jack Payne replaces Dominic Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Alex Gilliead.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Dominic Poleon.

Delay in match Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

Attempt blocked. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Guy (Bradford City).

Foul by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn382310572353779
2Shrewsbury38239651282378
3Wigan36238568234577
4Rotherham382051363451865
5Scunthorpe391514105647959
6Peterborough3815121160481257
7Plymouth38169134747057
8Portsmouth38174174847155
9Charlton371510124646055
10Bradford38165174956-753
11Bristol Rovers38156175457-351
12Southend381311144555-1050
13Gillingham381213134343049
14Blackpool381114134448-447
15Doncaster371113134544146
16Oxford Utd37129165257-545
17Fleetwood38129175057-745
18Walsall381111164757-1044
19Wimbledon38119183749-1242
20MK Dons391012173952-1342
21Oldham361010165062-1240
22Northampton391010193663-2740
23Rochdale36714153545-1035
24Bury3879223157-2630
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