Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Bradford City

17 Aug

Bradford made it two away wins in four days as strikes from Josh Cullen and Billy Clarke saw them beat MK Dons 2-1.


The hosts made a fast start but City went ahead after just 12 minutes as Mark Marshall’s initial shot was pushed by David Martin onto the post and after a scramble in the six-yard box, Cullen popped up to strike from close range.

With the Dons shell-shocked, Bradford doubled their lead five minutes later as Clarke’s strike from 20 yards out found the bottom right-hand corner past the out-stretched Martin.

Chasing the game, the Dons upped the pace in the second half and created plenty of chances as City crowded the middle of the park.

Ed Upson came close as his long-range effort hit the post while George Williams tested out Colin Doyle.

But despite their endeavour, the hosts could not make a breakthrough until the fourth minute of injury time as Upson reacted quickest to a rebound after Paul Downing’s header hit the crossbar.

Report supplied by Press Association.

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Match ends, MK Dons 1, Bradford City 2.

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Bradford City 2.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal! MK Dons 1, Bradford City 2. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Downing.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Daniel Devine (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Mark Marshall.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ed Upson.

Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Law (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Anderson replaces Billy Clarke.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces George C Williams.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George C Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. George Baldock (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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