League Two
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Salford City 3-0 Bradford City

Salford produced a sparkling first-half performance to beat Bradford thanks to two goals from Luke Burgess on his first league start.

The 21-year-old was on hand to open the scoring just eight minutes in when Bradford goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell kept out a fierce Bruno Andrade drive and Burgess reacted swiftly to tap home.

Bradford found themselves further behind to a terrific Salford team goal midway through the first half. The dangerous Ash Hunter clipped a ball to the back post and defender Tom Clarke headed back across goal for poacher Ian Henderson to slot in from close range.

Bradford should have pulled one back when Austin Samuels somehow struck the post from six yards and Salford immediately broke clear down the other end only for Henderson's dinked finish to float wide.

Burgess produced a moment of brilliance to settle the contest before the break, with a slaloming run and fierce finish that the watching Ryan Giggs would have been proud of.

Salford came closest to adding another after half-time, Hunter twice denied and Henderson seeing a header cleared off the line.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Hladky
  • 6Clarke
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bernard
  • 3Touray
  • 28Denny
  • 4LoweSubstituted forThrelkeldat 62'minutes
  • 15BurgessSubstituted forBoydat 83'minutes
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 67'minutes
  • 10HunterBooked at 48minsSubstituted forTurnbullat 83'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 14Boyd
  • 16Turnbull
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 31Evans
  • 37Thomas-Asante

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 2minsSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 45'minutes
  • 18WattBooked at 46mins
  • 15French
  • 7PritchardSubstituted forScalesat 45'minutes
  • 17EvansSubstituted forSuttonat 45'minutes
  • 23Wood
  • 14SamuelsSubstituted forIsmailat 71'minutes
  • 10Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 11Ismail
  • 13Hornby
  • 22Sutton
  • 24Cousin-Dawson
  • 26Scales
  • 32Mottley-Henry
Referee:
Carl Brook

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home22
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 3, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 3, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Salford City).

  4. Post update

    Levi Sutton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    George Boyd (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kian Scales (Bradford City).

  7. Post update

    Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tyler French (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Watt (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alex Denny (Salford City).

  12. Post update

    Levi Sutton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyler French (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by George Boyd.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Václav Hladky.