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Oldham Athletic 3-0 Bradford City

Superb Oldham Athletic swept aside a poor Bradford City side as the Bantams dropped out of the League Two play-off places.

Zak Dearnley took advantage of a defensive mishap in the visitors' defence to give Oldham an early advantage before Jonny Smith doubled their lead.

Mohammed Maouche added a third before the break as Oldham recorded back-to-back wins.

Kick-off was delayed until 15:30 GMT at Boundary Park after an advertising board became partly dislodged and had to be removed.

When the action started, Bantams defender Anthony O'Connor slipped after 10 minutes and Dearnley finished coolly past Richard O'Donnell.

The Latics doubled their lead after 20 minutes when Gevaro Nepomuceno teed up Smith on the edge of the box and he curled in a delightful shot.

A commanding Latics first half and a miserable one for the Bantams ended when Maouche slipped in behind the Bradford defence after a flick on to nutmeg O'Donnell for Oldham's third.

O'Donnell kept out efforts from Smith, Nepomuceno, Maouche and Christopher Missilou after the break as the Bantams had a day to forget.

City drop a place to eighth, and are now one point off the play-off places, having played more games than five of the teams above them.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 33PiergianniBooked at 78mins
  • 57Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 50mins
  • 11NepomucenoSubstituted forMillsat 60'minutes
  • 24Sylla
  • 17MissilouSubstituted forMcCannat 87'minutes
  • 26Smith
  • 56Rowe
  • 55DearnleySubstituted forMaoucheat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mills
  • 7Branger
  • 10Maouche
  • 16Wilson
  • 23N'Guessan
  • 25McCann
  • 41Allen

Bradford

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 45'minutes
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 79mins
  • 23Wood
  • 26Cooke
  • 29Taylor
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forMcCartanat 45'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 19Connolly
  • 10DonaldsonSubstituted forGibsonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pritchard
  • 14McCartan
  • 15French
  • 17Gibson
  • 21Akpan
  • 31McGee
  • 32Mottley-Henry
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
5,198

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home26
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dylan Mottley-Henry (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Wood with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces Clayton Donaldson.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris McCann replaces Christopher Missilou.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Connor Wood.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.

  10. Post update

    Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Chris Taylor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christopher Missilou.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Zak Mills.

  16. Booking

    Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Booking

    Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Callum Cooke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon31185855352059
2Crewe30167755361955
3Plymouth29166748301854
4Exeter3015964032854
5Northampton30157845311452
6Colchester311213642281449
7Cheltenham291212544242048
8Bradford31121183631547
9Forest Green31129103733445
10Port Vale31111283938145
11Salford311010114141040
12Newport2810992725239
13Crawley31912104444039
14Oldham31812113444-1036
15Walsall31106153043-1336
16Cambridge3198143343-1035
17Grimsby29810113236-434
18Leyton Orient31810133948-934
19Scunthorpe3189144048-833
20Carlisle3089133248-1633
21Mansfield31710144350-731
22Macclesfield30713102833-528
23Morecambe3168172853-2526
24Stevenage31313152139-1822
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