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Bradford City 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Joseph Mills ended Bradford's unbeaten record with a stoppage-time goal as Forest Green Rovers gained a 1-0 win in a scrappy, ill-tempered match at Valley Parade.

The Forest Green skipper scored with a close-range header when the Bradford defence failed to clear a right-wing cross in the third of the 11 minutes referee Andy Haines added on at the end of the match.

Rovers defender Matt Mills was then sent off for a second bookable offence - the referee also booked 10 other players - before Kelvin Mellor thought he had earned a point for the hosts with virtually the last kick of the match only for his effort to be ruled offside.

There were few chances in the opening period of the first meeting between the two clubs.

Bradford skipper James Vaughan had a header saved while Jordan Gibson saw his angled shot flash just wide of the far post.

Forest Green's best effort came in first-half stoppage time when captain Joseph Mills' 25-yard free-kick was saved by the diving Richard O'Donnell.

Bradford came close to taking the lead in 77th minute when Clayton Donaldson had a header saved by on-loan keeper Joe Wollacott and skipper James Vaughan had a shot blocked, but the visitors took the points in a dramatic finish.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Mellor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 90mins
  • 23Wood
  • 21AkpanBooked at 85mins
  • 24DevineBooked at 22minsSubstituted forDevittat 45'minutes
  • 16PalmerSubstituted forCookeat 74'minutes
  • 10DonaldsonBooked at 36mins
  • 12VaughanBooked at 80mins
  • 17GibsonSubstituted forScannellat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Hornby
  • 18Anderson
  • 20Patrick
  • 26Cooke
  • 27Devitt

Forest Green

  • 13Wollacott
  • 22Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forBernardat 54'minutes
  • 6Rawson
  • 5MillsBooked at 90mins
  • 20KitchingBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMcGinleyat 69'minutes
  • 18Dawson
  • 7WinchesterBooked at 77mins
  • 14AdamsBooked at 40mins
  • 8GrubbBooked at 89mins
  • 21McCoulskySubstituted forStevensat 79'minutes
  • 23Mills

Substitutes

  • 3Bernard
  • 9Stevens
  • 10Collins
  • 15Morton
  • 19McGinley
  • 24Thomas
  • 25Mondal
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
13,504

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Offside, Bradford City. Sean Scannell tries a through ball, but Kelvin Mellor is caught offside.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Booking

Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Foul by Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers).

Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Dawson with a cross.

Offside, Bradford City. Connor Wood tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Booking

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Attempt blocked. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Stevens.

Booking

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Booking

Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match because of an injury Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Matt Mills (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelvin Mellor.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Stevens replaces Shawn McCoulsky.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Devitt with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter532063311
2Plymouth531193610
3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
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