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Bradford City 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Bradford's revival continued as they moved out of League One's bottom four with victory over fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.

The result heaped more misery on the 10-man Iron, managed by popular former Bradford player and manager Stuart McCall, who received a standing ovation from the home support.

Scunthorpe, who have now lost six league and cup matches in a row, slip into the relegation zone on goal difference, while Bradford have lost just one of their last six games.

To compound Scunthorpe's woes, they had half-time substitute Cameron Burgess sent off in the 66th minute for a rash tackle on Lewis O'Brien.

After a bright start by the visitors, Bradford went in front as Eoin Doyle raced forward before supplying a through pass for Jack Payne to score with a low left-footed shot into the far corner.

Bradford went further ahead in the 27th minute after George Miller was fouled by goalkeeper Jak Alnwick in the box. Payne had carried on and put the ball in the net but referee Carl Boyeson pulled play back to give a penalty for Alnwick's foul and Doyle scored from the spot.

The Bantams went close to increasing their lead before half-time when Doyle saw his close-range shot deflected onto the crossbar by Alnwick, who then saved a shot and a header from Miller.

Bradford dominated the second half and only desperate saves from Alnwick prevented David Ball and Payne from adding to their lead, while late substitute Kai Brunker had an effort cleared off the line.

Scunthorpe's best effort came in the 79th minute when City keeper Richard O'Donnell did well to stop Funso Ojo's shot with his legs.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 4McGowan
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 29mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forO'Brienat 82'minutes
  • 21Akpan
  • 39O'Brien
  • 40Ball
  • 9DoyleBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGoldthorpat 90'minutes
  • 12MillerSubstituted forBrunkerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Brien
  • 13Wilson
  • 18Brunker
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 25Isherwood
  • 37Goldthorp

Scunthorpe

  • 25AlnwickBooked at 25mins
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 61mins
  • 20Goode
  • 23McArdleBooked at 16minsSubstituted forBurgessat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 3Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forUgboat 45'minutes
  • 22Sutton
  • 6Ojo
  • 14Perch
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forLewisat 79'minutes
  • 29Wootton
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 8Horsfield
  • 9Ugbo
  • 12Dales
  • 15Lewis
  • 19Ben El-Mhanni
  • 21Burgess
  • 27Flatt
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
16,130

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Hand ball by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eliot Goldthorp (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Eliot Goldthorp replaces Eoin Doyle.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Attempt blocked. Kai Brunker (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Ike Ugbo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jim O'Brien replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces George Thomas.

Attempt missed. Kai Brunker (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kai Brunker replaces George Miller.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth23156239192051
2Luton23145445222347
3Sunderland21127242222043
4Charlton23134638251343
5Peterborough23118441291241
6Barnsley22116536211539
7Doncaster23116639281139
8Blackpool229762522334
9Wycombe238873332132
10Accrington228772527-231
11Walsall238782434-1031
12Fleetwood238693025530
13Southend2392122930-129
14Coventry2385102328-529
15Shrewsbury237792729-228
16Burton2283112631-527
17Rochdale2376103142-1127
18Oxford Utd236893135-426
19Gillingham2374123338-525
20Bradford2363142439-1521
21Scunthorpe2356122949-2021
22Bristol Rovers2355132028-820
23Plymouth2355132644-1820
24Wimbledon2353151734-1718
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