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Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Curtis Weston takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.
A cross is delivered by Shane Duff, Steve Williams finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 1-0 Gillingham.Assist by Shane Duff.
Mark Bentley concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bullock. Free kick crossed by Luke O'Brien, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.
Headed effort from inside the area by Shane Duff misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osborne by Barry Fuller. Barry Fuller goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Luke O'Brien.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Weston on Steve Williams. Free kick taken by Lewis Hunt.
Barry Fuller challenges Leon Osborne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Osborne. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick.
Dennis Oli is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
Inswinging corner from left by-line crossed in by Lee Hendrie, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.
Leon Osborne takes a shot. Josh Gowling gets a block in.
Lee Hendrie challenges Jack Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Spiller crosses the ball, Stanley Aborah takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.
Steve Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Stanley Aborah. John Nutter crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Lewis Hunt makes a clearance.
Luke O'Brien delivers the ball.
Stanley Aborah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cody McDonald.
Luke Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Payne. Matthew Lawrence takes the free kick.
Tommy Doherty fouled by Danny Spiller, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Hunt.
A cross is delivered by Leon Osborne, clearance by Matthew Lawrence.
Lewis Hunt fouled by Dennis Oli, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Tommy Doherty sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dennis Oli on Shane Duff. Lee Bullock takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Lee Bullock, save by Lance Cronin.
Centre by Luke O'Brien, clearance by Mark Bentley.
Gareth Evans comes on in place of Louis Moult.
The ball is sent over by Tommy Doherty, save made by Lance Cronin.
Centre by John Nutter, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
Dennis Oli on for Adebayo Akinfenwa. Curtis Weston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Palmer.
Lee Hendrie produces a cross, clearance made by Josh Gowling.
The ball is sent over by Lewis Hunt, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
Shot by Lee Hendrie from 25 yards. Lance Cronin makes a comfortable save.
The ball is delivered by Luke O'Brien.
The ball is delivered by Lewis Hunt, Tommy Doherty produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Leon Osborne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Fuller. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
Leon Osborne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Fuller. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. Leon Osborne receives a yellow card.
Drilled right-footed shot by Louis Moult.
Mark Bentley challenges Leon Osborne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
Foul by Barry Fuller on Leon Osborne, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Doherty.
Mark Bentley challenges Luke O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by John Nutter, Cody McDonald has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Barry Fuller has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Robbie Threlfall leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Hendrie. Jake Speight leaves the field to be replaced by Leon Osborne.
A cross is delivered by John Nutter.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Spiller on Tommy Doherty. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robbie Threlfall from right channel, save by Lance Cronin.
Effort from just outside the area by Jack Payne goes over the bar.
Foul by Luke O'Brien on Cody McDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jack Payne.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shane Duff.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, Tommy Doherty manages to make a clearance.
Jack Payne sends in a cross.
Mark Bentley produces a cross.
Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, clearance by Tommy Doherty.
Chris Palmer delivers the ball, Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.
The ball is crossed by Barry Fuller.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Speight.
Jake Speight is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, comfortable save by Jon McLaughlin.
Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Effort from 20 yards by Cody McDonald. Blocked by Lewis Hunt.
Danny Spiller takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
The offside flag is raised against Luke Oliver. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
The ball is crossed by Lewis Hunt.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball, Tommy Doherty produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball, Luke Oliver has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Matthew Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Speight. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Tommy Doherty.
Cody McDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
The referee blows for offside against Jake Speight. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer.
John Nutter fouled by Luke Oliver, the ref awards a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
The game begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Adeyemi back for Bantams
Bradford midfielder Tom Adeyemi will return to the squad for the home clash with Gillingham.
Adeyemi, on loan from Norwich, is expected to be back on the bench after missing out last week with a bruised toe.
But the Bantams are still without key trio James Hanson (hamstring), Michael Flynn (hernia) and Simon Ramsden (calf).
Flynn has yet to appear this season following summer surgery while Ramsden sustained his injury in last month's Carling Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
Manager Peter Taylor may recall striker Louis Moult, a summer signing from Stoke, and winger Omar Daley to the starting line-up while midfielder Tommy Doherty is expected to shake off an ankle knock.
The Bantams, who have won one of their six league games this season, will be looking to climb out of the bottom three.
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler's hopes of naming the same starting XI in successive games for the first time this season may have been scuppered by an injury to Tony Sinclair.
Defender Sinclair replaced Josh Gowling for last week`s 2-0 victory over promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury and Hessenthaler had planned to stick with a winning formula, but Sinclair is now doubtful for the trip to Bradford after sustaining a knock in training.
The 25-year-old will be given as much time as possible to recover but Gowling is ready to return to the side if needed.
Elsewhere, Andy Barcham, Garry Richards and Simon King will be absent but Dennis Oli will be pushing for a place on the bench after impressing for the reserves since his comeback from a hamstring injury.
Bantams leave it late
A stoppage-time goal from defender Steve Williams earned League Two strugglers Bradford City only their second win of the season and ended a run of four matches without a victory as they beat Gillingham 1-0.
The game had moved into the second minute of added time when left-back Luke O'Brien's free-kick was cleared into the path of Tommy Doherty on the right-hand touchline and when the midfield player returned it into the goalmouth, Williams outjumped Gillingham keeper Lance Cronin to head the ball into the net.
Bradford did not have their first effort on target until the 61st minute, but former England and Aston Villa midfield player Lee Hendrie, who has joined the Bantams on a short-term contract, inspired a second-half improvement when he came on as a half-time substitute.
However the Gillingham defence appeared to be coping with everything the home side could throw at them until Williams' dramatic late winner.
After a bright start by Bradford, Gillingham took control of the game up to half-time, but, like the home side, they created few chances and their best effort fell to substitute Stanley Aborah seven minutes from the end, but he headed straight at keeper Jon McLaughlin.
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