Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Bradford City 0.
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.
- 20de la Paz
- 33PiergianniBooked at 78mins
- 57Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 50mins
- 11NepomucenoSubstituted forMillsat 60'minutes
- 17MissilouSubstituted forMcCannat 87'minutes
- 55DearnleySubstituted forMaoucheat 31'minutes
- 4O'ConnorBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 45'minutes
- 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 79mins
- 8ReevesSubstituted forMcCartanat 45'minutesBooked at 52mins
- 10DonaldsonSubstituted forGibsonat 88'minutes
- Ben Toner
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Bradford City 0.
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.
Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces Clayton Donaldson.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris McCann replaces Christopher Missilou.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Connor Wood.
Attempt blocked. Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.
Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Taylor (Bradford City).
Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).
Chris Taylor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christopher Missilou.
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.
Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic).
Callum Cooke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.