Bradford City overtook Barnet to move up to 18th in League Two with a convincing away win at Underhill.

The Bantams went a man and a goal up in the 17th minute when Darren Dennehy was sent off for fouling Marcel Seip and Craig Fagan scored the penalty.

Will Atkinson doubled City's advantage when he clipped home Kyel Reid's cross.

Reid jinked through the Bees defence to score a goal of his own and Nahki Wells rounded goalkeeper Liam O'Brien for a late fourth.

Bradford are now two points above the Bees and eight clear of the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I'm very pleased. We started the game very well and our forward play was very good.

"We made it look simple because the defenders defended properly and did their jobs and we passed it well and that make us look strong.

"We looked a good, solid, professional side and that's very pleasing."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 05 Dennehy Dismissed
  • 17 Hector Booked
  • 19 Saville (Mustoe - 49' )
  • 21 Kamdjo
  • 30 Downing
  • 04 Hughes
  • 08 Byrne
  • 10 Deering
  • 11 Holmes (Taylor - 46' )
  • 23 McLeod Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Brill
  • 12 Mustoe
  • 25 N'Diaye
  • 37 Obita
  • 24 Taylor

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 06 Oliver
  • 24 Kozluk
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies
  • 04 Flynn (Atkinson - 24' )
  • 08 Jones Booked
  • 14 Ravenhill Booked
  • 32 Reid (Bullock - 85' )
  • 11 Smalley
  • 39 Fagan (Wells - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Annerson
  • 03 Fry
  • 22 Bullock
  • 30 Atkinson
  • 21 Wells
Ref: East
Att: 1,509

Match Stats

Shots

5 16

On target

3 9

Corners

5 4

Fouls

5 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

89:08 Booking

Booking Michael Hector booked for unsporting behaviour.

89:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Izale McLeod a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87:44

Rob Kozluk provided the assist for the goal.

87:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Barnet 0 - 4 Bradford Nahki Wells fires in a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Barnet 0-4 Bradford.

87:09

Foul by Rob Kozluk on Izale McLeod, free kick awarded. Mark Byrne takes the free kick.

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Lee Bullock is brought on as a substitute for Kyel Reid.

83:07

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Hector. The ball is delivered by Mark Byrne, Headed effort from inside the area by Charlie Taylor misses to the left of the target.

82:01

Sam Deering takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

81:25

Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

80:27

The official flags Nahki Wells offside. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

78:44

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

76:58

Ritchie Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Downing.

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Craig Fagan goes off and Nahki Wells comes on.

73:50

Mark Byrne has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

72:43

Mark Byrne fouled by Kyel Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.

71:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Fagan. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

67:53

Kyel Reid has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:11

Foul by Kyel Reid on Izale McLeod, free kick awarded. Jordan Mustoe takes the direct free kick.

65:02

Effort from outside the penalty area by Craig Fagan goes wide left of the goal.

62:34

Craig Fagan takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien.

60:23

Centre by Marcel Seip, clearance by Paul Downing.

59:56

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Paul Downing manages to make a clearance.

58:41

Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

58:16

Izale McLeod fouled by Rob Kozluk, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne from left channel.

57:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyel Reid - Barnet 0 - 3 Bradford Kyel Reid finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 0-3 Bradford.

55:23

Kyel Reid takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

54:57

Ritchie Jones takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a comfortable save.

53:37

Corner from right by-line taken by Kyel Reid.

52:41

Craig Fagan fouled by Mark Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Marcel Seip takes a shot. Clovis Kamdjo gets a block in.

51:26

Ritchie Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Deering. Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

48:23

Centre by Will Atkinson, comfortable save by Jon McLaughlin.

48:23 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Mustoe replaces Jack Saville.

48:23 Booking

Booking The referee books Ritchie Jones for unsporting behaviour.

48:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Byrne by Ritchie Jones.

45:58

Foul by Kyel Reid on Sam Deering, free kick awarded. Mark Byrne crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Rob Kozluk.

45:34

The ball is delivered by Izale McLeod, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Holmes leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Taylor.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:03 Booking

Booking Richard Ravenhill is shown a yellow card.

43:54

Unfair challenge on Mark Byrne by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Ricky Holmes takes the direct free kick.

42:45

The offside flag is raised against Izale McLeod. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

41:31

The referee blows for offside against Craig Fagan. Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

40:53

Izale McLeod challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

40:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Fagan. Michael Hector restarts play with the free kick.

36:43

Assist by Kyel Reid.

36:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Atkinson - Barnet 0 - 2 Bradford A goal is scored by Will Atkinson from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnet 0-2 Bradford.

35:39

Mark Byrne takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kyel Reid.

34:29

Mark Byrne fouled by Ritchie Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

32:23

Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line, Jack Saville takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

32:00

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Mark Byrne.

31:17

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Fagan misses to the right of the target.

28:39

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Davies. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

27:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Mark Byrne. Direct free kick taken by Marcel Seip.

27:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Byrne, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.

24:47

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Byrne.

23:47 Substitution

Substitution Will Atkinson replaces Michael Flynn.

21:57

The ball is delivered by Rob Kozluk, clearance by Michael Hector.

19:11

Foul by Ritchie Jones on Ricky Holmes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne from right wing, clearance made by Luke Oliver.

16:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Fagan - Barnet 0 - 1 Bradford Placed penalty scored by Craig Fagan. Barnet 0-1 Bradford.

15:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Darren Dennehy.

15:10

Penalty awarded for a foul by Darren Dennehy on Marcel Seip.

13:12

Craig Fagan takes a shot. Darren Dennehy gets a block in. Kyel Reid decides to take the corner short.

12:37

The referee gives a free kick against Michael Flynn for handball. Free kick crossed by Darren Dennehy, Michael Flynn manages to make a clearance.

11:18

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Luke Oliver misses to the left of the goal.

7:56

Deane Smalley takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien. Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

7:08

Ricky Holmes challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

4:54

Handball decision goes against Craig Fagan. Jack Saville takes the free kick.

1:11

Craig Fagan has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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