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Morecambe 1-2 Bradford City

Two second-half goals handed Bradford a hard-earned 2-1 victory against a Morecambe side who slumped to the bottom of League Two.

After an even first half Bradford took the lead two minutes after the break through Hope Akpan after a swift counter attack.

Adam Buxton lost possession on the edge of the Bantams area and Dylan Connolly took full advantage with a run deep into the Morecambe half and crossed for Akpan to slide the ball past John O'Sullivan on the Morecambe line.

The visitors added a second against the run of play 11 minutes from time when they took advantage of a poor defensive header from Steven Old as Harry Pritchard fed Aramide Oteh down the left and he squeezed the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of Barry Roche's goal.

The home side then dominated play with Kevin Ellison heading against the crossbar and Bradford clearing an effort off the line before Aaron Wildig and Ellison both shot tamely at Richard O'Donnell when they could have done better.

Morecambe scored a deserved consolation three minutes into injury time when Tom Brewitt smashed home a loose ball from close range but it was too little too late as Bradford moved third in the table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 27Tanner
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 2BuxtonSubstituted forWildigat 72'minutes
  • 14Brewitt
  • 4Kenyon
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forEllisonat 56'minutes
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forStocktonat 84'minutes
  • 24Miller

Substitutes

  • 9Stockton
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Sutton
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Howard
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 23Wood
  • 26Cooke
  • 11IsmailSubstituted forOtehat 62'minutes
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forDevineat 77'minutes
  • 7Pritchard
  • 19Connolly
  • 10DonaldsonSubstituted forVaughanat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vaughan
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Anderson
  • 24Devine
  • 25Oteh
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 35Staunton
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,899

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home27
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Bradford City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Bradford City 2. Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Old.

Foul by Aramide Oteh (Bradford City).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Tanner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Steven Old with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Daniel Devine (Bradford City).

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Brewitt.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Cole Stockton replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Bradford City 2. Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pritchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Vaughan replaces Clayton Donaldson.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Ellison.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Aramide Oteh.

Attempt blocked. Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony O'Connor.

Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Adam Buxton because of an injury.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Brewitt.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Steven Old with a headed pass following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt blocked. Adam Buxton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Ellison.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe138232316726
2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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