League One
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Bradford City 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Ryan Lowe

Ryan Lowe's strike lifted Tranmere off the foot of League One and inflicted Bradford's first home defeat.

The first half was goalless although Rovers midfielder Chris Atkinson came close with a header while City's Mark Yeates had a penalty claim turned down.

After the break Tranmere midfielder Max Power volleyed wide, before Lowe fired them ahead from inside the box.

Yeates's shot clipped the bar and Gary Jones almost equalised for City in injury-time but Tranmere held on.

There was some anger from the Bradford bench in the first-half when Tranmere skipper Ian Goodison looked to have caught Kyel Reid with an elbow in front of the dug-out, but referee Darren Drysdale issued a caution rather than a red card.

Phil Parkinson's Bantams were unbeaten in their last seven matches, winning five, while Rovers - who climb to 21st in the table - were without a win in five.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 8KennedySubstituted forDe Vitaat 87'minutes
  • 6OliverSubstituted forConnellat 75'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 11ThompsonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forFolanat 67'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 18Jones
  • 9HansonBooked at 29mins
  • 14Yeates
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 12Ripley
  • 16McHugh
  • 17Connell
  • 19Folan
  • 20De Vita
  • 22Bates

Tranmere

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 83mins
  • 2Holmes
  • 20McNultyBooked at 16minsSubstituted forHorwoodat 78'minutes
  • 6Hateley
  • 4Taylor
  • 5GoodisonBooked at 27mins
  • 15KirbySubstituted forBell-Baggieat 81'minutes
  • 17Power
  • 9LoweSubstituted forStocktonat 90+2'minutes
  • 14Atkinson
  • 23Ridehalgh

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 19Sodje
  • 24Morris
  • 25Watkins
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
14,674

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Alan Connell (Bradford City).

Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

Foul by Raffaele De Vita (Bradford City).

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Caleb Folan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Raffaele De Vita replaces Jason Kennedy.

Booking

Caleb Folan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Caleb Folan (Bradford City).

Booking

Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces Jake Kirby.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Evan Horwood replaces Jimmy McNulty.

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Connell replaces Luke Oliver.

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Caleb Folan replaces Garry Thompson.

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

Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient119201929
2Peterborough119111528
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford116321221
5Preston11542519
6Rotherham11542119
7Swindon11524717
8MK Dons11443416
9Crawley10442316
10Walsall11443116
11Brentford11434-215
12Port Vale11425-314
13Shrewsbury11263-112
14Colchester11263-412
15Carlisle10334-912
16Coventry11623610
17Gillingham11236-69
18Crewe11236-159
19Oldham10226-38
20Stevenage11227-108
21Tranmere11227-118
22Notts County10217-67
23Bristol City10064-66
24Sheff Utd11128-115
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