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Peterborough United 2-1 Bradford City

Peterborough moved to within five points of an automatic promotion spot after victory against Bradford.

A stunning 30-yard effort from full-back Kgosi Ntlhe put Posh in front.

Top scorer Britt Assombalonga quickly doubled the lead, turning on the edge of the box and firing past visiting goalkeeper Jon McLaughlan.

Veteran striker Andy Gray netted his first goal since September 2012 to bring the Bantams back into the match but they could not find a leveller.

Their best chances to equalise came when Mark Yeates and Nahki Wells were denied by keeper Bobby Olejnik and skipper Michael Bostwick respectively.

Peterborough and Brentford were the only teams in League One's top six to collect maximum points on Saturday.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forPayneat 77'minutes
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4BrisleyBooked at 38mins
  • 11McCann
  • 17NewellSubstituted forEphraimat 66'minutes
  • 36JeffersSubstituted forSwansonat 77'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 10Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 7Swanson
  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 22Ephraim
  • 23Barnett

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 22BatesSubstituted forConnellat 88'minutes
  • 15TaylorSubstituted forReidat 45'minutes
  • 23McArdleBooked at 72mins
  • 24Doyle
  • 18Jones
  • 21Wells
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forGrayat 45'minutes
  • 14Yeates

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 7Reid
  • 8Kennedy
  • 10Gray
  • 12Ripley
  • 16McHugh
  • 17Connell
Referee:
Mike Russell
Attendance:
6,597

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Connell replaces Matthew Bates.

Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mark Little.

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jack Payne replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 1. Andy Gray (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyel Reid.

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

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

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lee Tomlin.

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Hogan Ephraim replaces Joe Newell because of an injury.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Yeates.

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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