Craig Fagan scored the only goal as 10-man Bradford beat Torquay to claim their first win in seven league games.

Bantams defender Andrew Davies was shown a straight red card for a foul on Danny Stevens after only 24 minutes.

But the hosts scored as Fagan grabbed his first Bradford goal when he shot through the legs of Robert Olejnik.

Torquay's Kevin Nicholson had a shot from 20 yards saved by Matt Duke, while Fagan nearly doubled Bradford's lead but hit the underside of the bar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"You look at what their goalkeeper's had to do today. A shot from Nicholson and he's not really had to get his shorts dirty after that.

"We've all played in a team that's won with 10, it isn't easy for players to deal with. It galvanised them.

"Their goal summed up our performance."

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 7

Corners

3 4

Fouls

6 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Chris McPhee. Michael Flynn restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:54

Handball by Nialle Rodney. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:13

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Michael Flynn.

90:00 +0:58

Lloyd Macklin takes a shot. Luke Oliver gets a block in.

90:00 +0:33

Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.

88:56

Brian Saah concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie Jones. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

88:04

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.

86:28

Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nialle Rodney. Free kick taken by Ritchie Jones.

85:52

The offside flag is raised against Rene Howe. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

85:06

Lee Mansell challenges Luke O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

79:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Kyel Reid. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Nialle Rodney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Fagan.

76:12

Brian Saah challenges Craig Fagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

73:34 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Luke O'Brien coming on for Mark Stewart.

72:13

The referee penalises Lee Mansell for handball. Free kick taken by Luke Oliver.

70:50

Rene Howe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Chris McPhee replaces Taiwo Atieno.

69:30

Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.

68:36

Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line.

67:30

Shot comes in from Robbie Threlfall from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik.

67:30 Booking

Booking Caution for Eunan O'Kane.

67:29

Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid.

66:27

Kevin Nicholson takes a outswinging corner.

66:27 Booking

Booking Kyel Reid is booked.

66:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Lloyd Macklin for unsporting behaviour.

62:53

Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the left by-line, Michael Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

59:55

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Threlfall, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

54:07

Craig Fagan produces a lobbed right-footed shot from 30 yards.

53:03

Guy Branston concedes a free kick for a foul on Taiwo Atieno. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Oliver.

51:34

Long range effort from Lee Mansell misses to the left of the target.

50:23

Chris Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Stewart. Kyel Reid has an effort direct from the free kick.

45:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Mansell. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Damon Lathrope leaves the field to be replaced by Lloyd Macklin.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Leadbitter replaces Joe Oastler.

44:55

Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

44:55 Booking

Booking Rene Howe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

44:33

Rene Howe challenges Mark Stewart unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie Jones on Danny Stevens. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.

40:25

Free kick taken by Lee Mansell. Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

40:25 Booking

Booking Michael Flynn booked.

40:17

Michael Flynn challenges Danny Stevens unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Fagan - Bradford 1 - 0 Torquay Craig Fagan grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Torquay.

36:52

Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Damon Lathrope results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

35:57

Kevin Nicholson takes a shot. Fantastic save by Matt Duke.

33:11

Kyel Reid has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

32:30

Joe Oastler produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

32:02

Liam Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

31:50

Kyel Reid produces a cross.

31:20

Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

31:20 Booking

Booking Joe Oastler is booked.

31:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Joe Oastler.

29:48

Luke Oliver fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

28:38

Shot from long range by Danny Stevens goes wide of the left-hand upright.

26:08 Substitution

Substitution Guy Branston comes on in place of Jack Compton.

23:59

Direct free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.

23:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Andrew Davies receives a red card.

23:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by Andrew Davies.

21:51

Damon Lathrope takes a shot. Ritchie Jones gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Luke Oliver by Taiwo Atieno results in a free kick. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

19:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Joe Oastler. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

19:10

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

16:42

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

15:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Rene Howe. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.

15:23

Header on goal by Mark Stewart from just inside the area goes over the target.

13:13

Effort on goal by Craig Fagan from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

12:37

Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

11:54

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid. The assistant referee flags for offside against Kyel Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

1:59

Taiwo Atieno challenges Robbie Threlfall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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