League One
Bradford2Chesterfield0

Bradford City 2-0 Chesterfield

Mark Marshall and Jordy Hiwula both scored for their second match in a row as Bradford extended their unbeaten run to six games with a home win over Chesterfield.

The result secured their second double of the season and lifts them into fourth place in League One, level on points with Rochdale but above them on goal difference.

Marshall put Bradford in front after 22 minutes when he received the ball on the right from Josh Cullen and cut into the penalty area before scoring with a superb right-foot shot low into the far corner of the net.

Ched Evans twice went close to equalising for Chesterfield. First, he took advantage of a mix-up between Bradford captain Romain Vincelot and fellow defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival before slipping the ball out to Reece Mitchell on the left and then just failing to connect when Mitchell returned the ball into the box.

He then latched on to former Bradford midfielder Gary Liddle's pass only to see his low, right-foot shot rebound off the post.

Marshall and Nicky Law then had shots saved by Ryan Fulton before Bradford doubled their lead in the 44th minute when Cullen's low cross from the right was met by the on-rushing Hiwula, who fired the ball into the net from close range.

Hiwula, Marshall and Law went close to adding to Bradford's lead in the second half as the Bantams maintained their unbeaten home record.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 14CullenBooked at 68mins
  • 8Dieng
  • 4Law
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 19JonesSubstituted forDarbyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 25Webb-Foster
  • 26Kilgallon
  • 32Hudson

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'NeilSubstituted forAriyibiat 63'minutes
  • 23Anderson
  • 6Evatt
  • 19DonohueBooked at 89mins
  • 22SimonsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 68'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 5Liddle
  • 18Nolan
  • 11MitchellSubstituted forGardnerat 83'minutes
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 17Dimaio
  • 21Allinson
  • 24Wilkinson
  • 27Maguire
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 30Morrison
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
17,416

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Chesterfield 0.

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by James Meredith.

Booking

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Reece Mitchell.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match Ched Evans (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

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

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

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

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Stephen Darby replaces Alex Jones.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Conor Wilkinson replaces Rai Simons.

Booking

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd26175450262456
2Scunthorpe26157451252652
3Bolton25155534171750
4Bradford261112333211245
5Rochdale25143840301045
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2610973733439
8Bristol Rovers2611694544139
9Peterborough24108638261238
10Millwall2511594139238
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2686123541-630
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2668122539-1426
20Shrewsbury2657142540-1522
21Bury2664163652-1622
22Chesterfield2664162745-1822
23Coventry2549122337-1421
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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