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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Bradford City

Ryan Lowe's in-form Plymouth Argyle made it three wins in a row with victory over Bradford in League Two.

Argyle raced into a 2-0 lead after 25 minutes thanks to goals from striker Byron Moore and attacking midfielder Joe Edwards.

Moore profited when man of the match Antoni Sarcevic cut back to cross from the right.

Moore's first strike was blocked but he volleyed in the rebound from close range.

Edwards scored with a low drive into the corner from the edge of the box after being teed up by Joel Grant.

Bradford replied in the 51st minute when central defender Niall Canavan turned in an angled Anthony O'Connor cross from the right.

City could have levelled when keeper Richard O'Donnell's long clearance found Zeli Ismail but the second-half substitute sent his first time shot just past the post.

Sarcevic came close to making it 3-1 after 82 minutes but his thumping goal-bound shot was deflected wide by two defenders.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24PalmerBooked at 90mins
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 25Grant
  • 8Edwards
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10MayorBooked at 85mins
  • 21McFadzeanBooked at 55mins
  • 17MooreSubstituted forTelfordat 70'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 18Clarke
  • 20Randell
  • 32Cooper

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forDevineat 64'minutes
  • 26CookeBooked at 23minsSubstituted forMellorat 45'minutes
  • 7Pritchard
  • 19Connolly
  • 12Vaughan
  • 25OtehSubstituted forIsmailat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 8Reeves
  • 11Ismail
  • 18Anderson
  • 24Devine
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
9,645

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bradford City 1.

Booking

Alex Palmer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Sawyer with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Vaughan.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McFadzean.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dylan Connolly.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Connor Wood.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Callum McFadzean tries a through ball, but Dominic Telford is caught offside.

Foul by Adam Henley (Bradford City).

Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Devine.

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Telford.

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford replaces Byron Moore.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Devine.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Richard O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Hope Akpan.

Offside, Bradford City. Richard O'Donnell tries a through ball, but Zeli Ismail is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Richards-Everton.

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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