Bradford 2-0 Oldham- Match Report

Clarke brace beats LaticsBilly Clarke scored twice as Bradford leapfrogged Sky Bet League One play-off rivals Oldham with a 2-0 win over their Lancashire rivals at Valley Parade.There was little to choose between two evenly matched sides until Clarke broke the deadlock after 71 minutes

Defender Rory McArdle flicked substitute Billy Knott's right-wing corner across the face of goal and Gary MacKenzie and James Hanson combined to head the ball on for Clarke to add the finishing touch with a back heel from close range.Clarke then put the result beyond doubt in stoppage time, with his 10 goal of the season a low shot into the far corner from 15 yards after Jon Stead laid the ball into his path.Hanson missed the best chance of a scrappy first half, heading the ball over the crossbar in the 14th minute after Stead's cross found him unmarked.Bradford began to get on top after half-time but Oldham almost took the lead with their best effort of the match.A 20 yard shot from Mat Sadler was turned around the post by keeper Ben Williams and, one minute later, Clarke put the Bantams ahead before securing the three points with a second in stoppage time

Source : PA

Source: PA