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Salford City 2-0 Bradford City

Ashley Hunter scored twice as Salford beat Bradford 2-0 to clinch their first home league win since Boxing Day.

Hunter, on loan from Fleetwood, made it four goals in the last three games with two strikes from outside the box.

It earned Graham Alexander's side their first victory at the Peninsula Stadium in seven games and kept alive their hopes of a late play-off push in League Two.

Bradford are still four points ahead of them but have now lost five away games in a row and are without a win outside of Valley Parade since October.

Hunter opening the scoring after 10 minutes, firing home from 25 yards following a pass from Darron Gibson.

Salford striker Tom Elliott went close with a header on to the top of the net late in the first half before being forced off with an injury.

But Hunter struck again soon after the break as Bradford backed off and invited him to beat goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell from distance, which he did.

Hunter almost had his hat-trick in stoppage time but was denied by O'Donnell's save with his feet.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Letheren
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 5Eastham
  • 23Pond
  • 3Touray
  • 28Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forBurgessat 80'minutes
  • 43GibsonBooked at 52mins
  • 17Towell
  • 45Hunter
  • 49WilsonSubstituted forBaldwinat 69'minutes
  • 11ElliottSubstituted forRooneyat 45+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Rooney
  • 15Burgess
  • 16Baldwin
  • 26Carvalho Andrade
  • 44Conway

Bradford

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2MellorSubstituted forDonaldsonat 74'minutes
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 32Mottley-HenrySubstituted forMiddletonat 45'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 26Cooke
  • 19Connolly
  • 27DevittSubstituted forPritchardat 56'minutes
  • 9Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Pritchard
  • 10Donaldson
  • 14McCartan
  • 20Middleton
  • 21Akpan
  • 22Henley
  • 31McGee
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,443

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 2, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 2, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Novak with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Rooney.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (Bradford City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Wood.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Connor Wood (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

    Adam Rooney (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adam Rooney (Salford City).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Glenn Middleton (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Wood.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Wood (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Cameron Burgess replaces Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darron Gibson (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe37209867432469
2Swindon36216962392369
3Plymouth37208961392268
4Exeter371811853431065
5Cheltenham361713652272564
6Colchester371513952371558
7Northampton371771354401458
8Port Vale37141585044657
9Bradford371412114440454
10Salford371311134946350
11Forest Green361310134340349
12Crawley371115115147448
13Grimsby371211144551-647
14Walsall36138154049-947
15Newport351210133237-546
16Cambridge37129164048-845
17Leyton Orient361012144755-842
18Oldham37914144457-1341
19Scunthorpe371010174456-1240
20Carlisle36912153756-1939
21Mansfield36911164855-738
22Morecambe37711193560-2532
23Macclesfield37715153247-1530
24Stevenage36313202450-2622
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