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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 13,546) 23rd August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bradford Bradford City vs Peterborough United Peterboro

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Vassell sinks Bradford

Last Updated: 23/08/14 6:43pm

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Kyle Vassell: On the scoresheet again

Kyle Vassell: On the scoresheet again

Bradford lost their unbeaten record with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Peterborough at Valley Parade.

Kyle Vassell scored the winning goal in the 57th minute, the fourth goal of the campaign for the Posh striker.

Substitute Michael Smith collected a long diagonal pass from Shaun Brisley and supplied a pass to the unmarked Vassell, who scored with a right-foot shot into the far top corner of the net.

The goal came two minutes after Bradford's influential central defender Andrew Davies was led off the field with what looked like an arm injury following a collision with his own keeper as Jordan Pickford came off his line to punch clear. The lengthy on the field treatment contributed to nine minutes of stoppage time.

Peterborough had the better chances of an evenly fought first half, with Pickford diving to turn away Connor Washington's shot in the 14th minute.

There was a narrow escape for Bradford in the 41st minute when Joe Newell's inswinging corner was punched away by Pickford. The ball rebounded off Ricardo Santos on to the post and Santos headed wide from the rebound.

Bradford's best effort came in first half stoppage time when Ben Alnwick, on trial with City in pre-season, dived full length to turn away Billy Knott's 15-yard shot, but they rarely looked like saving the game once Posh

had gone in front.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24