Aaron Mclean scored a late winner as 2013 runners-up Bradford beat Morecambe in the first round of the League Cup.

Mclean netted from close range after a scramble and the goal was given despite protests from the home side that the Bantams striker had used his hand.

Earlier, Bradford's James Hanson was twice denied by Morecambe defenders.

The Shrimps came back into it and came close to a winner through Kevin Ellison's header, before Mclean sent the visitors into round two.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

Bentley on Morecambe v Bradford

"It was hard for us to see from the dugout. It did look like handball but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

"You've got to take it on the chin and accept that you can't affect officials and they're not always going to get it right.

"If they haven't seen it, they can't give it. We take it on the chin and move on."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright
  • 03 Devitt (Kenyon - 85' )
  • 13 Goodall
  • 22 Parrish
  • 05 Hughes
  • 19 Wilson
  • 17 Fleming Booked
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 11 Ellison Booked (Mullin - 61' )
  • 10 Williams (Amond - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Kenyon
  • 09 Sampson
  • 12 Mullin
  • 16 Drummond
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou
  • 27 Amond

Bradford City

  • 12 Williams
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 17 Kennedy
  • 06 Sheehan
  • 23 McArdle Booked
  • 20 Morais (Knott - 69' )
  • 04 Dolan
  • 09 Hanson
  • 10 Clarke (Shariff - 78' )
  • 14 Yeates (McLean - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 07 McLean
  • 11 Knott
  • 16 Shariff
  • 19 McBurnie
  • 22 Urwin
  • 31 Pollard
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 2,395

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

3 2

Corners

2 7

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 0, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +2:34

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

90:00 +2:02

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

90:00 +2:02

Mo Shariff (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:00

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:14

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

87:31 Booking

Booking Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

87:16

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

87:16

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:47

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:47

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

85:19

Attempt blocked. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Jamie Devitt.

84:25 Booking

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

84:06

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:06

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

83:12

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:12

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

82:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Bradford City 1. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Knott.

79:18

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

79:18

Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Mo Shariff replaces Billy Clarke.

77:12

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:16

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:10

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

70:31

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:31

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

68:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Aaron McLean replaces Mark Yeates.

68:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Filipe Morais.

68:25

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

67:09

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:09

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

66:49

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

66:49

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

65:59

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Kevin Ellison.

60:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Ryan Williams.

58:51

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:55

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

55:26

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:26

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Bradford City).

53:35

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

53:03

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:24

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:29

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:29

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

45:28

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Bradford City 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Bradford City 0.

43:06

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

42:50

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:50

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

41:29

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

41:21

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:33

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:10

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

36:56

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

36:56

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:24

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

33:10

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

32:36

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:36

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

32:10

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

32:02

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:46

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:36

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:20

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

28:20

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:35

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

27:26

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

26:45

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

26:45

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:18

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:18

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

23:33 Booking

Booking Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

23:08

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:08

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

22:07

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

20:54

Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

20:17

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

13:36

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:36

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

11:36

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

7:03

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:05

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

2:32

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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