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Bradford City 2-3 Oldham Athletic

Jonson Clarke-Harris notched a brace and a valuable three points for Oldham at Bradford as they took a significant step towards safety.

James Wesolowski put Athletic ahead before the hosts equalised when Adam Reach fired home from close range.

Clarke-Harris put Oldham ahead again on half-time then slotted in another with a cool finish after the break.

Gary Jones pulled a goal back for Bradford in stoppage-time with a low shot from the edge of the box.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Certainly not perfection because I thought our defensive work rate and work ethic and commitment to the cause was superb.

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"I'm disappointed with the two goals but funnily enough, apart from that, everything else defensively was superb.

"I thought we were slick on the break at times. For me, the way we improve now is by just calming down.

"We've worked so hard. Certainly moving forward we could be a strong side."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6Drury
  • 18Jones
  • 23McArdleBooked at 75mins
  • 5Davies
  • 32BennettSubstituted forThompsonat 64'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forYeatesat 83'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 17SteadSubstituted forMcBurnieat 64'minutes
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 11Thompson
  • 14Yeates
  • 16McHugh
  • 22Bates
  • 27McBurnie
  • 35Stockdill
  • 41Barker

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2BrownBooked at 85mins
  • 3GroundsBooked at 73mins
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 16J WilsonBooked at 71mins
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28WorrallSubstituted forDaytonat 90'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 6Gafaiti
  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 21Millar
  • 33Coleman
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
14,920

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 3.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Oldham Athletic 3. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Yeates.
Mark Yeates (Bradford City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.
Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City).
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).
David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces David Worrall.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Drury.

Booking

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).
Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Aaron McLean.
Adam Drury (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).
Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt saved. David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).
Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).
Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City).
Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Gary Harkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Jon Stead.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Kyle Bennett.
Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).
Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).
Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 3. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Davies.
Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).
Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins.
Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt saved. Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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