Leyton Orient's hopes of automatic promotion from League One took another blow as Aaron McLean's goal gave mid-table Bradford City victory.

The Bantams scored the only goal of the game against the run of play as McLean volleyed in Gary Jones' corner.

The O's are without a win in four games and are four points behind Brentford in second who have two games in hand.

A half-time altercation saw Bradford boss Phil Parkinson and O's assistant Kevin Nugent sent to the stands.

The home side felt they were denied a penalty in stoppage time when Dean Cox's shot hit an arm but referee David Phillips insisted he had already blown for half-time.

The altercation continued down the tunnel which resulted in both men seeing red.

But this changed nothing on the pitch as, despite a late scare from Shaun Batt whose bending effort went just wide of the post, City were able to absorb the Orient pressure.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 29 Ness
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 24 Lundstram (James - 69' )
  • 10 Mooney (Batt - 70' )
  • 09 Lisbie (Dagnall - 79' )
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 02 Omozusi
  • 08 James
  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 23 Dagnall
  • 25 Simpson

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlan
  • 02 Darby
  • 06 Drury (McHugh - 21' Booked )
  • 04 Dolan
  • 23 McArdle Booked
  • 05 Davies Booked
  • 32 Bennett
  • 18 Jones
  • 21 McLean (Bates - 88' )
  • 17 Stead (Thompson - 75' )
  • 28 Reach Booked

Substitutes

  • 11 Thompson
  • 14 Yeates
  • 16 McHugh
  • 20 De Vita
  • 22 Bates
  • 35 Stockdill
  • 40 Bentley
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 5,165

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

2 4

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +2:56

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

87:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Bates replaces Aaron McLean.

87:13

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

86:54

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

86:38

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

85:14

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:18 Booking

Booking Adam Reach (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

82:14

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:05

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:05

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

78:44

Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

78:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Kevin Lisbie.

76:49

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:49

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

74:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Jon Stead.

69:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces David Mooney.

68:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Lloyd James replaces John Lundstram.

68:25

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Reach.

67:00

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:57

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

66:10

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:10

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

65:34

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

65:34

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:01

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

59:16 Booking

Booking Carl McHugh (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

59:03

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:03

Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

58:13

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Bradford City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

57:38

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

56:25

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

56:25

Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:13

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon Stead.

54:18 Booking

Booking Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

54:11

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:11

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

51:23

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:23

Foul by Carl McHugh (Bradford City).

50:44

Hand ball by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

46:53

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

46:53

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:16

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

45:14

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1.

45:00 +0:17

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

41:00

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:00

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

40:36

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39:11

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

39:11

Aaron McLean (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:23

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

37:35 Booking

Booking Andrew Davies (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

37:25

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:25

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

33:25

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

33:25

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:26

Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

29:45

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

29:45

Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Bradford City 1. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Jones with a cross.

26:28

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

25:35

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

25:06

Hand ball by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

24:13

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:24

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

20:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Carl McHugh replaces Adam Drury because of an injury.

20:06

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

18:27

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:27

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

13:51

Attempt missed. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

10:06

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Drury.

8:25

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

8:09

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Reach.

7:03

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:03

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

5:34

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:34

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

4:50

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

4:40

Attempt blocked. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

1:25

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

1:25

Jon Stead (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:54

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

0:36

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon Stead.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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