League Two
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Barrow 1-0 Bradford City

Connor Brown scored his first goal for a year as Barrow beat 10-man Bradford.

After ending their 48-year wait for a Football League win with victory at Mansfield on Tuesday, David Dunn's side backed it up to pick up a second successive win.

Victory also ended a five-game winless home run for Barrow, who were without Josh Kay after he tested positive for coronavirus.

Brown scored the only goal of the game after 18 minutes when he fired into the bottom corner - his first strike since a 4-2 defeat to Torquay in the National League last October.

Bradford's task was made even more difficult when Levi Sutton was given a straight red card for a lunge on Jason Taylor eight minutes before half-time.

Bantams goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell pulled off a string of fine saves to keep the hosts at bay, including parrying away an effort from Bluebirds striker Dior Angus.

Bradford's best chance fell to Clayton Donaldson but he dragged his effort wide of the mark while Joel Dixon easily held Dylan Mottley-Henry's effort with the visitors' final opportunity to salvage a point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Barrow

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 6Hird
  • 5Platt
  • 3Brough
  • 27Barry
  • 8Jones
  • 4Taylor
  • 2Brown
  • 25BigginsSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 20AngusSubstituted forReidat 73'minutes
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 18Zouma
  • 19Wilson
  • 21Maloney
  • 26Sea
  • 28Taylor
  • 29Reid

Bradford

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 21StauntonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Hosannah
  • 24Cousin-DawsonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forWattat 73'minutes
  • 22SuttonBooked at 37mins
  • 23Wood
  • 8Cooke
  • 14SamuelsSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 63'minutes
  • 10Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 7Pritchard
  • 13Hornby
  • 15French
  • 16Clarke
  • 18Watt
  • 32Mottley-Henry
Referee:
Ben Speedie

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 1, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Jayden Reid (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City).

  5. Booking

    Reece Staunton (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Luke James (Barrow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Reece Staunton (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

    Connor Brown (Barrow) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum Cooke (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).

  11. Post update

    Elliot Watt (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Chris Taylor (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Connor Brown (Barrow).

  14. Post update

    Bryce Hosannah (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Platt (Barrow) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Reece Staunton.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jayden Reid (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Reid (Barrow).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Elliot Watt (Bradford City).