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Bradford City 2-0 Mansfield Town

Two penalties by Bradford City captain James Vaughan earned a home win over Mansfield Town to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

The result lifted Bradford into fourth place in the League Two table.

Bradford's first penalty came in the 13th minute after the visitors dominated the early stages, penning the home side in their own half with some enterprising attacking play.

Alex MacDonald fouled Matt Palmer after Dylan Connolly's right-wing cross had caused problems for the Mansfield defence and Bradford's skipper and leading scorer Vaughan put them in front from the spot.

Mansfield, without a win since the end of October, dominated much of the second half, but while they put the strong Bradford defence under pressure, they managed few direct efforts on target and the home side put the result beyond doubt with a second penalty in the 83rd minute.

Pacey winger Connolly was brought down by Matt Preston as he raced into the box in a rare Bradford attack and Vaughan stepped up to score his ninth goal of the season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 22HenleyBooked at 11mins
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forCookeat 74'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 23Wood
  • 14McCartanSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 19ConnollyBooked at 63mins
  • 12VaughanBooked at 70minsSubstituted forOtehat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ismail
  • 17Gibson
  • 18Anderson
  • 25Oteh
  • 26Cooke
  • 29Taylor
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 21ClarkeBooked at 79mins
  • 4PrestonBooked at 90mins
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forPearceat 39'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 3Benning
  • 22Hamilton
  • 16TomlinsonBooked at 61mins
  • 7MacDonald
  • 10KhanSubstituted forMellisat 61'minutes
  • 19Cook
  • 32RoseBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaynardat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 6Bishop
  • 8Mellis
  • 9Davies
  • 11Maynard
  • 12Olejnik
  • 28Knowles
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
15,197

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Booking

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Foul by Aramide Oteh (Bradford City).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aramide Oteh replaces James Vaughan.

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

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Mansfield Town 0. James Vaughan (Bradford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Bradford City. Dylan Connolly draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Callum Cooke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Booking

James Clarke (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by James Clarke (Mansfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Cook with a headed pass.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dylan Connolly (Bradford City).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Callum Cooke replaces Jake Reeves.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Nicky Maynard replaces Danny Rose.

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Chris Taylor replaces Shay McCartan.

Offside, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald tries a through ball, but Danny Rose is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Cook.

Booking

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Otis Khan.

Booking

Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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