Wilko Risser scored the only goal as Aldershot saw off Bradford.

Bantams debutant Chris Dagnall was denied an early goal by Shots goalkeeper Jamie Young, who then saved Michael Flynn's 35-yard effort.

Aldershot midfielder Michael Doughty went close with a half-volley and Young again kept out Dagnall.

The hosts got their goal when City keeper Jon McLaughlin tipped Rob Sinclair's cross onto the bar and Risser tapped home.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"It was a very tough game for the players, a very physical game. We ground it out and it was always going to take a little brilliance and something different.

"It was a strong team performance and we had to do the gritty things well. Wilko Risser is a strong character who gives you everything.

"We've won the last five here and that is fantastic for the football club and the players. It was a bit scruffy but we got the result."

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It hurts that the one attempt they had has been the match-winning goal.

"If you lose two games on the bounce like we've done you expect to be closer [to the relegation zone] than we were the start of the week.

"Now it's the challenge for me and the rest of the team who we're going to choose for the game against Crewe and we've got a team with sharpness and freshness in their legs."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Aldershot

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Morris
  • 36 Bradley
  • 32 Doughty
  • 40 Payne (Brown - 50' )
  • 10 Hylton
  • 27 Madjo (Sinclair - 61' )
  • 38 Risser (Vincenti - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Vincenti
  • 28 Brown
  • 25 Smith
  • 35 Roberts
  • 42 Sinclair

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Ramsden
  • 06 Oliver
  • 36 Seip Booked
  • 38 Davies
  • 04 Flynn
  • 14 Ravenhill (Smalley - 75' )
  • 30 Atkinson (Syers - 75' )
  • 32 Reid
  • 09 Hanson Booked
  • 17 Dagnall (Wells - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Annerson
  • 24 Kozluk
  • 23 Syers
  • 11 Smalley
  • 21 Wells
Ref: Attwell
Att: 2,763

Match Stats

Shots

5 4

On target

2 2

Corners

2 8

Fouls

5 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid played to the near post, clearance by Aaron Morris.

88:39

Foul by Peter Vincenti on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

87:04

Sonny Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hanson. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

86:15

Michael Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doughty. Michael Doughty takes the indirect free kick.

83:22

Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Peter Vincenti is brought on as a substitute for Wilko Risser.

83:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Jamie Young.

82:05

Corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid played to the near post, clearance made by Robert Sinclair.

80:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kyel Reid, Andrew Davies takes a shot.

79:40

Michael Doughty takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

74:22 Substitution

Substitution David Syers on for Will Atkinson.

74:22 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Nahki Wells coming on for Chris Dagnall.

74:22 Substitution

Substitution Deane Smalley replaces Richard Ravenhill.

72:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Ben Herd. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

72:00

Michael Flynn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

71:31

Danny Hylton challenges Marcel Seip unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

69:49

Robert Sinclair provided the assist for the goal.

69:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilko Risser - Aldershot 1 - 0 Bradford Wilko Risser grabs a headed goal from close range. Aldershot 1-0 Bradford.

66:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Ben Herd. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

64:06

Simon Ramsden fouled by Wilko Risser, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

60:12 Substitution

Substitution Guy Madjo goes off and Robert Sinclair comes on.

58:27

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

57:45

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid, clearance made by Sonny Bradley.

48:25

Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.

48:25 Substitution

Substitution Josh Payne goes off and Troy Brown comes on.

48:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcel Seip on Wilko Risser.

45:16

Corner taken by Michael Doughty.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:43

Michael Doughty produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

39:06

Unfair challenge on Wilko Risser by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.

36:55

Indirect free kick taken by Michael Doughty.

36:55 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Marcel Seip for unsporting behaviour.

36:38

Michael Doughty fouled by Marcel Seip, the ref awards a free kick.

31:23

Aaron Morris has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

29:51

The official flags James Hanson offside. Darren Jones takes the free kick.

28:09

Michael Doughty has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

26:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Will Atkinson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Josh Payne.

25:08

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Jamie Young makes a save.

22:47

Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.

22:47 Booking

Booking James Hanson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

22:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sonny Bradley by James Hanson.

18:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcel Seip on Josh Payne. Michael Doughty restarts play with the free kick.

17:28

Michael Doughty takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

16:03

Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doughty. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Doughty.

10:36

Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Atkinson, save made by Jamie Young.

7:54

Foul by Richard Ravenhill on Michael Doughty, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Herd.

5:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Will Atkinson from the right by-line to the near post.

3:23

Luke Oliver challenges Wilko Risser unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Herd.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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