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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 14,674) 13th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Darren Drysdale

Bradford Bradford City vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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Lowe blow floors Bradford

Last Updated: 13/10/13 6:33pm

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Ryan Lowe: Celebrates his goal for Tranmere

Ryan Lowe: Celebrates his goal for Tranmere

A second-half goal from Ryan Lowe earned struggling Tranmere a surprise 1-0 win at fourth-placed Bradford in League One on Sunday.

Rovers' victory brought the hosts' eight-match unbeaten run to an end.

In a game of few clear chances Lowe broke the deadlock in the 69th minute, beating keeper Jon McLaughlin with a low, angled shot into the far corner after Jake Kirby had flicked the ball into his path.

Tranmere were grateful to keeper Owain Fon Williams for a brilliant diving save to keep out substitute Caleb Folan's header two minutes from the end.

A largely uneventful first half was marred by a melee in the 27th minute involving both sets of players and both benches after Tranmere skipper Ian Goodison appeared to elbow winger Kyel Reid in front of the dug-out.

Lincolnshire referee Darren Drysdale booked Goodison after consulting with the fourth official much to the anger of Bradford manager Phil Parkinson, who clearly thought the defender ought to have been sent off.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15