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Short corner taken by Russell Penn from the right by-line. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Jeff Goulding. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
Jeff Goulding replaces James Spencer.
The ball is crossed by Luke O'Brien.
Joshua Low has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Spencer. Kaid Mohamed goes off and Brian Smikle comes on. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt. Corner taken by Russell Penn played to the near post.
Corner taken by Michael Flynn from the right by-line to the near post, Jack Butland makes a save.
Kyel Reid sends in a cross, save made by Jack Butland.
Sido Jombati sends in a cross, clearance made by Luke Oliver.
Kyel Reid is cautioned. Nahki Wells on for Liam Moore.
Darryl Duffy goes off and Joshua Low comes on.
Alan Bennett fouled by Ross Hannah, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland takes the free kick.
Shot by Ross Hannah. Save by Jack Butland.
Michael Flynn has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Russell Penn.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy by Luke O'Brien. Luke O'Brien booked for unsporting behaviour. Luke Garbutt restarts play with the free kick.
Ross Hannah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke O'Brien on James Spencer. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the right by-line, save by Matt Duke.
Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.
Kyel Reid produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Ross Hannah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Bryan.
Shot from just outside the area by Kyel Reid goes over the bar.
Sido Jombati has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Ritchie Jones. Steve Elliott takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Russell Penn from the left by-line, clearance by Luke Oliver.
Michael Flynn challenges James Spencer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick, save by Matt Duke. Inswinging corner taken by Russell Penn from the left by-line. Corner taken by Russell Penn from the right by-line. Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke. Alan Bennett has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.
Luke Garbutt takes the inswinging corner, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.
Darryl Duffy takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Bennett. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Russell Penn sends in a cross, Luke Oliver makes a clearance. Marlon Pack challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
Shot from 25 yards from Kaid Mohamed. Ritchie Jones gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Flynn, Unfair challenge on Sido Jombati by Craig Fagan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Flynn, Header by Marcel Seip from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Effort from outside the area by Luke Summerfield goes wide right of the goal.
Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. Shot on goal comes in from Michael Flynn from the free kick, blocked by Russell Penn. Michael Flynn takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Luke O'Brien, Alan Bennett manages to make a clearance. Shot by Kyel Reid from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James Hanson. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Darryl Duffy. The referee cautions Darryl Duffy for unsporting behaviour. Michael Flynn takes the free kick.
Shot by James Spencer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by Alan Bennett. Free kick taken by Michael Flynn.
Kyel Reid produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Michael Bryan, Header from deep inside the area by James Hanson goes over the bar.
Foul by Steve Elliott on Craig Fagan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Flynn.
Marlon Pack takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.
James Spencer takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.
Long range effort from Marlon Pack misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Michael Flynn on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
Michael Bryan takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a comfortable save.
Kaid Mohamed grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Cheltenham.The assist for the goal came from Darryl Duffy.
The offside flag is raised against Craig Fagan. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Sido Jombati results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
Marlon Pack takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
Davies banned again
Bradford defender Andrew Davies will start his second suspension of the month in the home clash with Cheltenham.
Davies, signed on loan from Stoke at the end of September, returned to the side following a three-game ban in last week's goalless draw at Swindon but was shown a straight red card early in the second half and will now sit out another four matches.
Marcel Seip will switch from right-back to central defence alongside Luke Oliver and Liam Moore will step up from the substitutes' bench in Davies' absence.
Another defender, Robbie Threlfall, remains sidelined with the thigh strain that has kept him out of the previous three matches, so Luke O'Brien will continue, but Jamie Devitt could return to the squad.
Winger Devitt, on loan from Hull, missed out at Swindon due to a hamstring strain.
Midfielders David Syers and Lee Bullock (both knee) and defender Simon Ramsden (hip and calf) remain long-term absentees.
Striker James Spencer returns from suspension for Cheltenham.
Spencer, who has been in fine form in front of goal of late, missed the 2-1 victory over Plymouth last weekend as he was serving a one-match ban, having collected five bookings.
Robins boss Mark Yates is in the luxurious position of having no injury or suspension worries ahead of the fixture.
Yates told the club's official website how spoilt he is for choice on the playing front, saying: "I have got players in my squad that can't even get into the team that are fully capable.
"It's unfortunate that we are down to five substitutes because with seven I would have loved to give people a bigger part in what we are trying to do."
Robins rock Bantams
Cheltenham moved into the automatic promotion places in League Two with a deserved 1-0 win at struggling Bradford.
The only goal of the game came in the eighth minute when Kaid Mohamed beat Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke with a low shot from 15 yards after collecting a pass from fellow striker James Spencer.
Spencer ought to have added a second goal on the half-hour but he failed to connect with a cross from Darryl Duffy before firing wide when the ball was returned into the goalmouth.
Duffy twice tested Duke early in the second half before Cheltenham almost scored what would have been a remarkable second goal in the 53rd minute. Marlon Pack spotted Duke off his line after Cheltenham were awarded a free-kick 15 yards inside their own half, but fortunately for the home side the goalkeeper managed to get back in time to stop Pack's long-range shot.
Bradford struggled to create chances against a strong visiting defence and one of their few shots on target came in the 70th minute when substitute striker Ross Hannah tested keeper Jack Butland at the near post.
However, Cheltenham always looked the more dangerous side as Bradford slid to their fourth home defeat of the season.
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