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Rochdale 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford climbed up to fourth in League One as goals from Jason Kennedy and James Hanson sunk Rochdale.

The Bantams headed into the match buoyed by a 2-1 League Cup win over Championship Leeds but were frustrated at Spotland until the 60th minute.

It was former Rochdale midfielder Kennedy who opened the scoring, firing home a low volley from a knockdown.

Six minutes later, Hanson, who netted the winner against Leeds in midweek, headed in from an Alan Sheehan corner.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Bradford

"The game could have gone either way. When the game was at the breaking point, we conceded. It's as simple as that.

"Jason Kennedy's been absolutely marvellous for Rochdale and it looks as though he's started the season brightly for Bradford. I wish him all the best.

"We've got to stick to the plan, we've got to back ourselves, we've got to be brave and hopefully the corner will turn."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 67'minutes
  • 33Kennedy
  • 24Allen
  • 5Eastham
  • 17Tanser
  • 3BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 14Hery
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 73'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forFenelonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Dawson
  • 19Donnelly
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 45Fenelon

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 8Liddle
  • 23McArdle
  • 6Sheehan
  • 17Kennedy
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forB Clarkeat 45'minutes
  • 28BennettSubstituted forMcLeanat 75'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 11KnottSubstituted forDolanat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 7McLean
  • 10B Clarke
  • 12Williams
  • 14Yeates
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,758

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Bradford City 2.

Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).

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

Booking

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

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

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Bradford City).

Shamir Fenelon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aaron McLean replaces Mason Bennett.

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Shamir Fenelon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Mason Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Shamir Fenelon replaces Matt Done.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Bradford City 2. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Sheehan following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Bradford City 1. Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Hanson.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough540195412
2Fleetwood532062411
3MK Dons531195410
4Bradford531184410
5Chesterfield531164210
6Preston52308359
7Barnsley52219638
8Swindon52218538
9Bristol City42205328
10Notts County42115327
11Doncaster52126607
12Sheff Utd52125507
13Gillingham5212910-17
14Leyton Orient51315416
15Coventry51316606
16Crawley520336-36
17Oldham512267-15
18Port Vale512267-15
19Yeovil512248-45
20Rochdale511378-14
21Scunthorpe5113411-74
22Walsall503235-23
23Colchester5014510-51
24Crewe5005413-90
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