League Two
Bradford1Morecambe0

Bradford City 1-0 Morecambe

Promotion-chasing Bradford City stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win over Morecambe at Valley Parade.

Substitute Aramide Oteh, on loan from QPR, scored the only goal 10 minutes from time when he forced home Connor Wood's cross from close range.

It had been a poor game up to that point, Morecambe having had the best chance when Steven Old headed Luke Conlan's free-kick against the Bradford bar.

James Vaughan flicked a Jake Reeves cross on to the top of the net as Morecambe frustrated the home side.

Ritchie Sutton shot wide from a corner for the Shrimps before Oteh made the breakthrough.

Bradford came close to a second when fellow substitute Zeli Ismail sent a half-volley crashing against the bar from the edge of the penalty area.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 68mins
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 22HenleySubstituted forOtehat 60'minutes
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 23Wood
  • 14McCartanSubstituted forIsmailat 61'minutes
  • 19Connolly
  • 12VaughanBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 11Ismail
  • 17Gibson
  • 18Anderson
  • 25Oteh
  • 26Cooke
  • 29Taylor
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 3ConlanBooked at 45mins
  • 14Brewitt
  • 4Kenyon
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 86'minutes
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 19Mendes Gomes

Substitutes

  • 8Alessandra
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Howard
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
14,111

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Morecambe 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Brewitt.

Hand ball by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Hand ball by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Attempt blocked. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Wildig.

Foul by Aramide Oteh (Bradford City).

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Zeli Ismail (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

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

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Morecambe 0. Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Vaughan.

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

Foul by George Tanner (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Chris Taylor replaces Jake Reeves.

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

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Booking

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Brewitt.

Hand ball by Connor Wood (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Reeves.

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Wildig following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon25154645271849
2Exeter2513843527847
3Crewe24135646291744
4Bradford24127531191243
5Forest Green2511772719840
6Colchester24109535231239
7Northampton2511683428639
8Cheltenham24911435201538
9Plymouth2311573425938
10Port Vale2581163231135
11Salford258893134-332
12Scunthorpe2587103333031
13Cambridge2587103030031
14Newport237972121030
15Walsall2586112332-930
16Crawley2561093235-328
17Mansfield2569103337-427
18Grimsby236892328-526
19Leyton Orient2568113242-1026
20Oldham2468102537-1226
21Carlisle2567122340-1725
22Macclesfield2351172226-420
23Morecambe2546152044-2418
24Stevenage24211111530-1517
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