Rochdale 1-3 Bradford- Match Report

Bradford's first victory in five league games comes against Rochdale at SpotlandBradford picked up their first win in five League One games with a 3-1 victory over Rochdale at Spotland.The visitors grabbed the initiative towards the end of a first half short on chances.Tony McMahon's 34th minute free-kick was deflected into the path of Lee Evans and he poked home from close range.Dale drew level three minutes before the break, Callum Camps miscuing a 20-yard drive and the ball running kindly for Peter Vincenti to convert his sixth goal of the season.However the visitors left Rochdale standing at the start of the second half.Devante Cole beat defender Jim McNulty with a sublime touch but failed to match it with a finish, Josh Lillis saving the striker's effort and denying Evans a second soon after.But the Bantams' pressure paid off when Steven Davies teed up Cole to score from close range on 59 minutes.And City extended their lead two minutes later when Evans' cross from the left was headed into his own net by Olly Lancashire.Rochdale passed up a great opportunity to pull one back when Calvin Andrew blazed over the bar with an open goal at his mercy

Ben Williams in the Bradford goal kept out a volley from Matty Lund and a well-struck free-kick from the same player in the closing stages as City saw the game out

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