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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 13,820) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Bradford Bradford City vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Bradford 1

A Reach (26)

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Peterboro 0

S Brisley (S/O 41)

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Last Updated: 18/04/14 10:55pm

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Adam Reach: Scores Bradford's winner

Adam Reach: Scores Bradford's winner

Bradford all but secured their Sky Bet League One future with a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over sixth-placed Peterborough.

The winning goal after 27 minutes was superb 25-yard free-kick from Adam Reach, which went into the net off the inside of the upright.

Reach was brought down by a combined challenge from Jack Payne and skipper Tommy Rowe and the Bradford player picked himself up to score.

Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Day dived full length to keep out a left-footed shot from on-loan Leeds defender Adam Drury five minutes later before the visitors suffered another blow when Shaun Brisley was sent off in the 42nd minute after collecting two yellow cards in the space of two minutes.

Despite some Peterborough pressure early in the second half, it was Bradford who came closest to adding to their lead when Reach's fierce shot was saved at the near post by Day in the 72nd minute.

Day then did well to keep out a close-range header from substitute Kyle Bennett four minutes later before leading scorer James Hanson had a shot blocked on the goal-line in stoppage time.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19