September 22, 2012
Bantams pile misery on U's
|Oxford United||Bradford City|
|1 Ryan Clarke||1 Jon McLaughlan|
|17 Tony Capaldi||6 Luke Oliver|
|6 Jake Wright||23 Rory McArdle|
|4 Michael Raynes||3 James Meredith|
|23 Luke O'Brien||5 Andrew Davies|
|2 Damian Batt||18 Gary Jones|
|8 Simon Heslop||24 Nathan Doyle|
|19 Lee Cox||7 Kyel Reid|
|9 James Constable||14 Will Atkinson|
|29 Tom Craddock||9 James Hanson|
|15 Alfie Potter||21 Nahki Wells|
|21 Wayne Brown||Matt Duke 12|
|22 Harry Worley||Stephen Darby 2|
|24 Daniel Boateng||Carl McHugh 16|
|20 Peter Leven||Richard Ravenhill 4|
|14 Sean Rigg||Garry Thompson 11|
|10 Deane Smalley||Alan Connell 17|
|28 Tyrone Marsh||Zavon Hines 20|
|Peter Leven for Luke O'Brien (62)||Garry Thompson for Nahki Wells (70)|
|Sean Rigg for Simon Heslop (62)||Zavon Hines for Kyel Reid (82)|
|Lee Cox (59)||James Hanson (45)|
|James Constable (75)|
|· Rosters: Oxford United | Bradford City|
In-form Bradford claimed their first away league win of the season with a 2-0 victory at struggling Oxford, who fell to a fifth successive defeat - the club's worst run under manager Chris Wilder.
Centre-half Andrew Davies powered home a header from Gary Jones' corner seven minutes into the second half.
And it was from another Jones flag-kick which Nahki Wells flicked the ball in from close range after 68 minutes, with an assist from Davies.
The Bantams are already celebrating their best start to a home league campaign for more than half a century, but they had found points hard to come by on the road.
Yet even in a dull first half of few chances they looked the more capable side.
Will Atkinson caught Ryan Clarke way out of his goal and almost embarrassed the `keeper with a 30-yard shot from near the left touchline, before top scorer James Hanson might have done better than plant an eight-yard header wide from Kyel Reid's cross.
Injury-hit Oxford offered very little going forward until Peter Leven's introduction just after the hour mark. James Constable then blasted a shot over on the turn, and Leven himself brought a fine low save from John McLaughlin after curling a 20-yard free-kick around the wall.