Match ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.
Striker Alex Jones scored the winner as Bradford ended a run of four home games without a win with a hard-fought victory over Peterborough.
Jones, who joined Bradford from Birmingham in January, grabbed the all-important goal in the 24th minute, forcing the ball over the line after goalkeeper Luke McGee could only half stop Mark Marshall's angled shot from the right.
The ball then rebounded into the path of fellow striker Charlie Wyke who fired into the net from close range, but referee Brett Huxtable signalled a goal after being alerted by the assistant referee's flag that Jones' effort had crossed the line.
Earlier, Marshall had seen his shot rebound off the post after cutting in from the left in the ninth minute.
Peterborough's best chance came in the 47th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith charged down Nathaniel Knight-Percival's attempted clearance as keeper Colin Doyle lost his footing.
Mackail-Smith squared the ball across to Tom Nichols, who had a great chance to score with Doyle out of his goal, but fortunately for Bradford defender Rory McArdle managed to block his shot.
Tony McMahon, Josh Cullen and substitutes Timothee Dieng and Jordy Hiwula all went close as Bradford tried to increase their lead, but had to settle for a single-goal victory.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 39mins
- 7MarshallSubstituted forDiengat 81'minutes
- 19JonesSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 63'minutes
- 4BostwickBooked at 67mins
- 3HughesBooked at 55mins
- 42GrantBooked at 59minsSubstituted forInmanat 69'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forMoriasat 76'minutes
- 21NicholsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSamuelsenat 74'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 18Da Silva Lopes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Peterborough United 0.
Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).
Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).
Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United).
Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Mark Marshall.
Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United).
Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.