Bradford City fought back to beat lowly Torquay United and keep alive their League Two play-off hopes.

United led after just three minutes when on-loan Notts County midfielder Joss Labadie drilled in from 12 yards.

But Rory McArdle headed in a Gary Jones free-kick to level and City were 2-1 ahead when Garry Thompson netted with a fierce strike from the edge of the box.

James Hanson headed a third past substitute keeper Martin Rice from Thompson's cross after the interval.

The Bantams are two places and five points outside the play-offs but have games in hand on all but one of the teams above them.

The Gulls are in 21st spot, just one point clear of the relegation zone.

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Torquay United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Devon:

"That's probably as poor as we've played since I've been here - we just looked flat from start to finish. If you don't compete this is what happens.

"We go from a great start to 2-1 down, lose the goalkeeper, and we never really got going all day.

"You can't find any positives from today and I'm disappointed for everybody because we all expected a performance and we didn't get that today. We were beaten by a much better team on the day.

"We're in this position because of performances like this."

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