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Walsall 0-1 Bradford City

Liam Kinsella's late own goal handed Bradford victory at Walsall to extend the Saddlers' winless run to nine games in all competitions.

With seven minutes to go, Kinsella headed into his own net under pressure from James Vaughan who had earlier blazed a penalty over for Bradford.

Vaughan twice thought he had headed the Bantams into an early lead as they bossed the opening stages.

However, his sixth-minute close-range header was disallowed for a foul by a team-mate on Walsall keeper Liam Roberts, who then tipped the striker's glancing effort wide soon after.

Bradford's ex-Saddlers keeper Richard O'Donnell produced an excellent diving save to thwart Caolan Lavery's curling strike in the 26th minute.

O'Donnell produced a replica of that stop to foil Rory Gaffney in the second half before Vaughan skied his penalty after being bundled over by Dan Scarr.

But that miss did not prove crucial as Walsall - who have scored just three goals in eight league games - panicked at a long throw and Kinsella nodded past his own keeper.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 15HoldenSubstituted forHardyat 63'minutes
  • 26Liddle
  • 5J Clarke
  • 6Scarr
  • 33JulesBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCockerill-Mollettat 56'minutes
  • 7Sinclair
  • 16Guthrie
  • 8Kinsella
  • 9LaverySubstituted forGordonat 78'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 4Sadler
  • 10Gordon
  • 13Rose
  • 17Hardy
  • 20Bates
  • 21Cockerill-Mollett
  • 25McDonald

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2MellorBooked at 29mins
  • 4O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 19ConnollySubstituted forMcCartanat 65'minutes
  • 24DevineSubstituted forCookeat 63'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 7Pritchard
  • 10Donaldson
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 6O'Connor
  • 13Hornby
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Anderson
  • 22Henley
  • 25Oteh
  • 26Cooke
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,649

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Bradford City 1.

Foul by Callum Cockerill-Mollett (Walsall).

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

Attempt saved. Liam Kinsella (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair with a cross.

Offside, Bradford City. Callum Cooke tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Hardy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Guthrie.

Dan Scarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Danny Guthrie (Walsall).

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

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Richards-Everton.

Goal!

Own Goal by Liam Kinsella, Walsall. Walsall 0, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Callum Cockerill-Mollett (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Wood (Bradford City).

Callum Cockerill-Mollett (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Attempt saved. Josh Gordon (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Caolan Lavery.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by James Vaughan (Bradford City) right footed shot is too high. James Vaughan should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Dan Scarr (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bradford City. James Vaughan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Palmer.

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

Attempt blocked. James Hardy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Kinsella.

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Clarke (Walsall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Dylan Connolly.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Guthrie with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Hardy.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Callum Cooke.

goal

As It Stood

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1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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