Ten-man Bradford City failed to hold onto a point after a late Calvin Zola header secured victory for Burton.

The visitors lost skipper Ricky Ravenhill in the first half for violent conduct while defenders Luke Oliver and Andrew Davies left the field injured.

But it was Bradford who nearly went ahead, James Hanson heading wide before Burton's Jacques Maghoma hit the bar.

Billy Kee then headed wide, before Zola finally made the extra man count, converting Damien McCrory's cross.

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Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It is not easy against 10 men sometimes, we saw that down at Southend.

"One thing I will never, ever discredit them for is their character.

"Every game, no matter what has happened, they have tried to do the right things."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Burton Albion

  • 30 Oxley
  • 04 Stanton
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 07 Taylor (Chapell - 74' )
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell Booked
  • 10 Zola
  • 29 Kee (Paterson - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Lyness
  • 24 Kiernan
  • 22 Dyer
  • 26 Rooney
  • 27 Chapell
  • 09 Richards
  • 18 Paterson

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 Davies (McHugh - 46' )
  • 06 Oliver (Darby - 36' )
  • 23 McArdle Booked
  • 04 Ravenhill Dismissed
  • 11 Thompson
  • 15 Forsyth
  • 24 Doyle Booked
  • 09 Hanson
  • 17 Connell (Jones - 37' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 16 McHugh
  • 08 Jones
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones
  • 20 Hines
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 2,791

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

5 2

Corners

6 3

Fouls

9 20

Live Text Commentary

94:39 Full time

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

90:00 +4:02

Gary Jones produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:59

James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Chapell. Anthony O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Chapell by James Meredith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Chapell, save by Jon McLaughlin.

90:00 +0:06

Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Carl McHugh gets a block in.

86:29 Booking

Booking Caution for Rory McArdle.

85:31

Rory McArdle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

84:04

Unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton by James Hanson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

83:08 Booking

Booking Caution for Nathan Doyle.

82:50

Nathan Doyle challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

82:09

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Rory McArdle results in a free kick. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick, A cross is delivered by Lee Bell.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee goes off and Matthew Paterson comes on.

79:56

Damien McCrory provided the assist for the goal.

79:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Burton 1 - 0 Bradford Calvin Zola grabs a headed goal from close range. Burton Albion 1-0 Bradford.

77:07

A cross is delivered by Jordan Chapell, Billy Kee produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:58 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor goes off and Jordan Chapell comes on.

72:58

Robbie Weir fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

72:20

Calvin Zola challenges Carl McHugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

71:10

Short corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, The ball is sent over by Anthony O'Connor, clearance made by James Hanson.

69:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Bell, Zander Diamond takes a shot. Blocked by James Hanson. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell, Gary Jones manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Craig Forsyth, clearance by Damien McCrory.

69:04

The ball is sent over by Anthony O'Connor, James Meredith manages to make a clearance.

68:04

Long range shot from Garry Thompson misses to the left of the goal.

67:26

Foul by Nathan Stanton on James Hanson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary Jones.

64:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hanson on Nathan Stanton. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

62:56

Jacques Maghoma has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

61:55

Billy Kee fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Jacques Maghoma restarts play with the free kick.

57:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robbie Weir. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

54:33

Billy Kee takes a shot. Cleveland Taylor produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell.

54:09

The ball is sent over by Lee Bell, clearance by Carl McHugh. Jacques Maghoma takes a shot.

53:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Forsyth on Anthony O'Connor. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

51:33

Cleveland Taylor produces a cross, save by Jon McLaughlin.

50:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Craig Forsyth. Jacques Maghoma takes the free kick.

49:34

The ball is crossed by Gary Jones, clearance by Zander Diamond.

48:58

Robbie Weir challenges Gary Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Jones restarts play with the free kick.

46:34

Robbie Weir fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick, Zander Diamond produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:38

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Thompson. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Carl McHugh on for Andrew Davies.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:35

Effort from inside the area by Billy Kee misses to the left of the goal.

44:51

Lee Bell takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

39:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Forsyth, James Hanson takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the left by-line to the near post, blocked by Damien McCrory. James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Stanton. Direct free kick taken by Mark Oxley. Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Billy Kee results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

37:42 Booking

Booking Lee Bell receives a yellow card.

36:07 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Gary Jones coming on for Alan Connell.

35:52 Substitution

Substitution Luke Oliver goes off and Stephen Darby comes on.

35:12

Billy Kee takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

31:28

Jacques Maghoma has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

31:28 Dismissal

Dismissal Ricky Ravenhill sent off.

30:26

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball, clearance made by Andrew Davies. The ball is sent over by Cleveland Taylor, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance. Damien McCrory takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Oliver. Foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Lee Bell, free kick awarded.

28:54

Ricky Ravenhill produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:43

James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Stanton. Direct free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

26:33

Cleveland Taylor produces a cross.

24:35

Centre by Cleveland Taylor, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance.

23:41

Damien McCrory delivers the ball.

22:41

Centre by Jacques Maghoma.

22:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Connell. Mark Oxley takes the direct free kick.

20:44

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, Luke Oliver takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Meredith by Cleveland Taylor. Ricky Ravenhill takes the direct free kick. Ricky Ravenhill delivers the ball.

20:28

The ball is swung over by Damien McCrory, clearance by Andrew Davies.

19:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Connell on Robbie Weir. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

18:01

Anthony O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Forsyth. Andrew Davies takes the direct free kick.

15:24

Shot by Nathan Doyle from 25 yards. Save by Mark Oxley. Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Davies. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

14:59

Cleveland Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

13:52

Lee Bell decides to take the corner short, Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

11:10

The referee blows for offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

10:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Bell, clearance by Andrew Davies.

7:08

James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton. Free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

6:58

The offside flag is raised against Calvin Zola. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

5:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nathan Doyle, free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Zander Diamond. Mark Oxley takes the direct free kick.

3:43

Craig Forsyth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Bell, Luke Oliver manages to make a clearance.

1:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Doyle on Anthony O'Connor. Lee Bell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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