League Two promotion hopefuls Bradford picked up a scrappy win against Plymouth, but the game was marred by a serious injury to John Egan.

The on-loan Bantams defender was stretchered off with a broken leg after he fell awkwardly in the first half.

Stephen Darby's high cross eventually fell to Gary Jones, who duly fired in the decisive goal from 10 yards.

Jamie Lowry drew a fine save from home goalkeeper Matt Duke as the struggling visitors searched in vain for a goal.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Bradford City

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 22 Egan (McHugh - 18' )
  • 23 McArdle
  • 11 Thompson (Jones - 80' )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones
  • 24 Doyle
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Connell - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 16 McHugh
  • 25 Naylor
  • 04 Ravenhill
  • 08 Jones
  • 15 Forsyth
  • 17 Connell

Plymouth Argyle

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 02 Berry
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 16 Lowry
  • 17 Nelson
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 07 Cowan-Hall (Harvey - 74' )
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 32 MacDonald (Feeney - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 23 Richards
  • 33 Griffiths
  • 19 Lennox
  • 11 Feeney
  • 18 Madjo
  • 29 Harvey
Ref: Bates
Att: 8,843

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

5 2

Corners

3 2

Fouls

2 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:45 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyler Harvey on James Meredith. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

89:19 Substitution

Substitution Warren Feeney is brought on as a substitute for Alex MacDonald.

89:19

Jamie Lowry has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

87:01

Unfair challenge on Andres Gurrieri by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Jamie Lowry takes the direct free kick.

85:29

Ritchie Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:54

Conor Hourihane concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Jones. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

83:09

Alex MacDonald produces a cross, Effort on goal by Curtis Nelson from just inside the area clears the bar.

80:25

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Rene Gilmartin. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, Curtis Nelson makes a clearance.

79:17 Substitution

Substitution Ritchie Jones comes on in place of Garry Thompson.

79:17

Alex MacDonald has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

77:22

Nick Chadwick takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Lowry, clearance by Will Atkinson.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Connell.

75:19

Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Lowry, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Maxime Blanchard misses to the right of the target.

74:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Tyler Harvey. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gary Jones, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Paris Cowan-Hall leaves the field to be replaced by Tyler Harvey.

72:01

The referee blows for offside against Nahki Wells. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

66:25

The ball is sent over by James Meredith, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by James Hanson misses to the right of the target.

65:09

Effort by Jamie Lowry from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

64:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Durrell Berry by Will Atkinson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Lowry, clearance by James Meredith.

63:20

The ball is crossed by Alex MacDonald, Nick Chadwick has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

60:44

James Hanson takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

59:11

The ball is crossed by Garry Thompson, Effort on goal by Gary Jones from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

57:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hanson. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

56:01

Alex MacDonald produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:09

The referee blows for offside against Alex MacDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

49:33

Alex MacDonald has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

48:21

Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Durrell Berry results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary Jones.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +6:11 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +5:02

Jamie Lowry takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

44:47

Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

42:23

Stephen Darby sends in a cross, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

40:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, Durrell Berry makes a clearance.

37:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Darby by Andres Gurrieri. Gary Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

26:19

The official flags Nick Chadwick offside. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

26:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Hanson. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

24:57

The referee gives a free kick against Rory McArdle for handball. Onismor Bhasera takes the direct free kick.

23:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Chadwick on Nathan Doyle. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

20:36

The assist for the goal came from James Hanson.

20:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Jones - Bradford 1 - 0 Plymouth A goal is scored by Gary Jones from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-0 Plymouth.

20:12

Foul by Andres Gurrieri on Will Atkinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

17:05 Substitution

Substitution John Egan goes off and Carl McHugh comes on.

7:58

The ball is swung over by Conor Hourihane, save made by Matt Duke.

4:08

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line, James Hanson takes a shot. Clearance by Andres Gurrieri.

0:44

Centre by Durrell Berry, Paris Cowan-Hall produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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