League Two
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Mansfield Town 1-3 Bradford City

Bradford defeated 10-man Mansfield 3-1 to leave the Stags without a win in their opening nine games in all competitions.

The Bantams took full charge with two goals in the first 14 minutes before easing to their second League Two win of the campaign.

City had been lucky in the sixth minute when goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell slipped while clearing and gifted the ball to Jordan Bowery who shot straight back at him.

But they took the lead two minutes later when, under no pressure, home keeper Marek Stech dropped Connor Wood's corner into his own net to start the rot for Mansfield.

It was 2-0 soon after when Harry Pritchard's clever flick on Clayton Donaldson's cross set up Wood in space on the left to finish across Stech.

Mansfield made a triple substitution at the break.

But the points were sealed after 69 minutes as Lee Novak, tied up by the corner flag, brilliantly back-heeled to Wood on the byline, and his cross was turned home by Donaldson from close range.

Stags' misery was complete when debutant George Lapslie was dismissed for a second yellow card 11 minutes from time.

Cook finally beat O'Donnell after 85 minutes with a header from Corey O'Keeffe's corner, but it was nothing more than a consolation for the home side.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Stech
  • 2O'Keeffe
  • 4Menayese
  • 6RawsonSubstituted forBenningat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Sweeney
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 10MarisSubstituted forCharsleyat 45'minutes
  • 14Perch
  • 32LapslieBooked at 78mins
  • 22MaynardSubstituted forCookat 45'minutes
  • 9Bowery

Substitutes

  • 3Benning
  • 7Charsley
  • 11Cook
  • 15O'Driscoll
  • 19Reid
  • 27Sinclair
  • 31Stone

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Hosannah
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 32Mottley-HenrySubstituted forFrenchat 76'minutes
  • 18Watt
  • 8CookeBooked at 51mins
  • 7PritchardSubstituted forLongridgeat 90'minutes
  • 10DonaldsonSubstituted forSamuelsat 86'minutes
  • 9Novak

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 13Hornby
  • 14Samuels
  • 15French
  • 16Clarke
  • 24Cousin-Dawson
  • 28Guthrie
Referee:
Paul Howard

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bradford City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bradford City 3.

  3. Booking

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Tyler French (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

    Jordan Bowery (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jackson Longridge replaces Harry Pritchard.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tyler French (Bradford City).

  11. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Cooke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Pritchard.

  13. Post update

    Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Mansfield Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Austin Samuels replaces Clayton Donaldson.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bradford City 3. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Corey O'Keeffe with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pritchard (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Rollin Menayese (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pritchard (Bradford City).