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Bradford City 3-0 Oldham Athletic

Goals from skipper James Vaughan, Clayton Donaldson and Sean Scannell gave Bradford their first win of the season as they swept aside Oldham 3-0 at Valley Parade.

The victory extended Bradford's unbeaten start to life in League Two following draws in their opening two matches.

They took the lead in the fifth minute when Connor Wood crossed from the left and Vaughan scored at the far post from close range.

Oldham, who have lost their first three matches, had most of the possession after that setback, with some neat, constructive play causing some anxious moments in the Bradford defence.

And captain Mohamed Maouche was unlucky to see his shot from the edge of penalty area rebound off a post in the 21st minute.

However, it was the home side who went further ahead in the 32nd minute when right-back Kelvin Mellor's lofted pass found Donaldson unmarked and he lobbed the ball over the head of advancing goalkeeper Gary Woods for Bradford's second goal.

The second half was an evenly fought affair before the Bantams put the result beyond doubt. Donaldson held the ball up on the right before laying it into the path of the onrushing Scannell to score with a superb shot into the far corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Mellor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 22Henley
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forPatrickat 77'minutes
  • 24DevineSubstituted forAkpanat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Palmer
  • 23Wood
  • 10Donaldson
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forMcCartanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 13Hornby
  • 14McCartan
  • 15French
  • 18Anderson
  • 20Patrick
  • 21Akpan

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 2Mills
  • 4Sefil
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 5Smith-BrownBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHamerat 45'minutes
  • 18Fage
  • 10Maouche
  • 24Sylla
  • 17MissilouSubstituted forWilsonat 37'minutes
  • 11Nepomuceno
  • 19Segbe AzankpoSubstituted forEaglesat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stott
  • 7Branger
  • 9Vera
  • 16Wilson
  • 33Eagles
  • 34Hamer
  • 39Zabret
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
14,447

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic).

Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omari Patrick (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Wilson.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Henley (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt missed. Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Hope Akpan replaces Daniel Devine.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Omari Patrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Sean Scannell.

Foul by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

Matthew Palmer (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces James Vaughan because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 3, Oldham Athletic 0. Sean Scannell (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sonhy Sefil.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Devine (Bradford City).

Offside, Oldham Athletic. Gevaro Nepomuceno tries a through ball, but Alex Iacovitti is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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