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Bradford City 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood increased Bradford's relegation worries with a win at Valley Parade.

Joey Barton's side took the lead after nine minutes from their first attack of the game.

James Wallace delivered a low cross from the right which Bradford defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival could not cut out, allowing Paddy Madden to finish at the far post - his 13th goal of the season.

The visitors went close to adding another as Ched Evans picked out Ashley Hunter for a volley over the bar.

Fleetwood were a threat on the break and Madden headed straight at Bradford keeper Richard O'Donnell from a Lewie Coyle cross.

On-loan Derby midfielder Jacob Butterfield went close to an equaliser on the hour with a flashing drive just over.

David Ball threatened against his former club but Fleetwood captain Ashley Eastham blocked his close-range shot.

George Miller fired over as Bradford increased the pressure and Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns, making his 100th league appearance for the club, saved from Knight-Percival's header.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 41mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 3Chicksen
  • 39O'Brien
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forDoyleat 59'minutes
  • 16Butterfield
  • 40Ball
  • 12MillerSubstituted forColvilleat 83'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forClarkeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doyle
  • 13Wilson
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Anderson
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 36Colville

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 26HusbandBooked at 82mins
  • 38WallaceSubstituted forSheronat 31'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forBigginsat 81'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansBooked at 69mins
  • 22HunterBooked at 17minsSubstituted forNadesanat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 18Taylor
  • 20Morgan
  • 24Nadesan
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 34Garner
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
15,365

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jack Sowerby.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Luca Colville (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luca Colville (Bradford City).

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luca Colville replaces George Miller.

Paul Caddis (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

James Husband (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ashley Nadesan.

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

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Jack Payne.

Booking

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jacob Butterfield (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Ashley Hunter.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Eoin Doyle replaces Hope Akpan.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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