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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Bradford City

Bradford City stretched their unbeaten run in League One to eight games with a deserved victory against Scunthorpe.

Midfielder Tony McMahon put the Bantams ahead from the spot after Kyel Reid was brought down by Gary McSheffrey.

Their lead was doubled when Billy Clarke passed to Greg Leigh, who fired the ball home from an acute angle.

Kevin van Veen shot wide for the hosts as Bradford, who play table-topping Coventry on Tuesday, extended their run without conceding to 578 minutes.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Bradford

"Disappointed, flat, I thought we were poor. I thought they were better than us today and it's not often we have said that about teams but they've been better than us.

"They've had a really good away performance and a poor performance from the home team.

"It could have been different but having said that you've got to give them some credit, they deserved it and it's disappointing to say.

"We needed to work the ball wide and get the ball in to wide areas but do it with some pace and some energy."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2WisemanSubstituted forAdelakunat 82'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Laird
  • 12BishopBooked at 75mins
  • 18King
  • 19RoweBooked at 45mins
  • 9Madden
  • 11HendersonSubstituted forvan Veenat 61'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forWilliamsat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 7Williams
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 33Clarke

Bradford

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 89mins
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdleBooked at 71mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 15Leigh
  • 29McMahon
  • 4Evans
  • 8Liddle
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 86'minutes
  • 21BowerySubstituted forJamesat 79'minutes
  • 10Clarke

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 18Routis
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,865

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Bradford City 2.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke Williams.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Laird.

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

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Booking

Ben Williams (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Luke James (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Scott Wiseman.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Jordan Bowery.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Lee Evans (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Williams.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Darius Henderson.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Bradford City 2. Greg Leigh (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Clarke.

Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry18114336191737
2Gillingham18104435231234
3Walsall1796229151433
4Wigan1896329181133
5Burton1710251614232
6Bury188643027330
7Bradford188642118330
8Millwall178452824428
9Peterborough1883739291027
10Southend187652020027
11Sheff Utd187562925426
12Port Vale187562321226
13Rochdale186662220224
14Scunthorpe187292222023
15Chesterfield187292528-323
16Doncaster185581524-920
17Colchester185582741-1420
18Oldham1831052026-619
19Fleetwood1853102527-218
20Shrewsbury1752101924-517
21Barnsley1852112230-817
22Swindon1844102333-1016
23Blackpool1844101526-1116
24Crewe1834111531-1613
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