Bradford picked up a hard-fought victory over Football League newcomers Fleetwood to earn their first points of the season.

James Hanson rose highest to head home the only goal of the game just before the hour mark.

David Ball had a great opportunity to put the visitors ahead in the first half, but fired his shot against the crossbar when through on goal.

Zavon Hines also hit the bar for the hosts shortly after the break.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford City

  • 12 Duke
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 Davies
  • 06 Oliver
  • 23 McArdle
  • 07 Reid
  • 18 Jones
  • 20 Hines (Thompson - 65' )
  • 24 Doyle (Atkinson - 77' )
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Darby - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Darby
  • 16 McHugh
  • 11 Thompson
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 10 Hannah
  • 17 Connell

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beeley Booked
  • 03 Howell Booked
  • 05 McNulty
  • 28 Mawene
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 12 Brown Booked (Gillespie - 81' )
  • 18 McGuire (Marrow - 81' )
  • 20 Johnson
  • 09 Parkin
  • 26 Ball (Mangan - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Maxwell
  • 13 Goodall
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 10 Fowler
  • 27 Marrow
  • 14 Mangan
  • 19 Gillespie
Ref: Duncan
Att: 9,224

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

5 5

Corners

5 3

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:31

Short corner taken by Gary Jones.

90:00 +1:52

Andrew Davies challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Nicholson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

90:00 +0:15

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

86:01 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Darby joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nahki Wells.

86:01

Dean Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle. Indirect free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

85:21

A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, Header from deep inside the penalty area by James Hanson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

82:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nahki Wells. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

81:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by James Meredith. Shaun Beeley takes the indirect free kick.

80:37 Substitution

Substitution Jamie McGuire goes off and Alex Marrow comes on.

80:37 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie comes on in place of Junior Brown.

77:59

Effort on goal by Kyel Reid from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

77:40

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.

76:19 Substitution

Substitution Will Atkinson comes on in place of Nathan Doyle.

72:52

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

72:06

Junior Brown produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

71:32

Gary Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

70:14

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

69:13

Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

69:13 Booking

Booking Shaun Beeley receives a yellow card.

69:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Beeley on Nahki Wells.

68:36

Dean Howell delivers the ball, Header from close in by Andy Mangan hits the post.

67:53

James Meredith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Free kick crossed by Dean Howell, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

67:19

Nahki Wells concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

64:49 Substitution

Substitution Garry Thompson on for Zavon Hines.

64:24

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.

61:25

Zavon Hines is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

61:02

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

60:26

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson played to the near post.

59:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory McArdle on Damien Johnson. Dean Howell restarts play with the free kick.

58:41

Assist by Gary Jones.

58:41 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 1 - 0 Fleetwood James Hanson grabs a headed goal from close in. Bradford 1-0 Fleetwood Town.

58:15

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line,

57:03

Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Andy Mangan results in a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the indirect free kick.

54:26

The ball is delivered by Gary Jones, Luke Oliver has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

54:26 Substitution

Substitution Andy Mangan comes on in place of David Ball.

54:26

Handball by Dean Howell.

52:00

Zavon Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on David Ball. Junior Brown restarts play with the free kick.

50:36

Rory McArdle delivers the ball, save made by Scott Davies.

49:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zavon Hines on Junior Brown. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:15

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, James Hanson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

43:28

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Barry Nicholson.

42:36 Booking

Booking The referee books Junior Brown for unsporting behaviour.

41:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Junior Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Jones.

39:59

Jon Parkin challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Oliver restarts play with the free kick.

38:08

Jon Parkin has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Luke Oliver.

37:29

The ball is delivered by Rory McArdle.

35:05

A cross is delivered by Jamie McGuire, Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Oliver. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

32:18

Jon Parkin produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Matt Duke makes a save.

31:39

Kyel Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Beeley. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Beeley.

29:38

Foul by Steve McNulty on James Hanson, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Jones from left wing, clearance made by Youl Mawene.

29:02

The referee blows for offside against David Ball. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

25:10

David Ball takes a shot.

24:27

The referee blows for offside against David Ball. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

22:18

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Nicholson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Youl Mawene misses to the left of the goal.

20:34

Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Andrew Davies results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Dean Howell from the free kick.

20:01

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Davies. Luke Oliver restarts play with the free kick.

18:41

The ball is swung over by Gary Jones, Luke Oliver produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

18:41 Booking

Booking Dean Howell shown a yellow card.

18:21

Dean Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines.

17:23

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the left by-line, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

17:04

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Beeley.

14:08

Nahki Wells handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Dean Howell takes the indirect free kick.

12:24

Corner taken by Barry Nicholson, Jon Parkin has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

11:50

Foul by Luke Oliver on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.

10:18

Unfair challenge on Junior Brown by Zavon Hines results in a free kick. Barry Nicholson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Matt Duke.

7:01

Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Free kick taken by Youl Mawene.

6:07

Foul by Gary Jones on Junior Brown, free kick awarded. Jamie McGuire takes the free kick.

4:39

Dean Howell challenges Zavon Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyel Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Scott Davies.

1:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Gary Jones. Steve McNulty takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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