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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Conor Wilkinson (75')
  • Dominic Poleon (19')

Dominic Poleon secures narrow win for Bradford over 10-man Gillingham

Dominic Poleon's first-half goal allowed Bradford to make it two wins from two in the new League One season as they ground out a 1-0 victory at 10-man Gillingham.
The hosts had striker Conor Wilkinson sent off for good measure as their search for a goal in the campaign goes on, while Poleon will be relieved his glaring miss just before half-time did not prove costly.
Bradford broke through after 19 minutes, when Alex Jones got to the by-line and cut the ball back, with Poleon passing his shot first-time into the bottom corner.
Having struggled to create openings, Gillingham finally threatened when Josh Parker forced Colin Doyle into a smart save from a tight angle on the left.
Poleon then somehow missed an open goal after dispossessing Max Ehmer and rounding Tomas Holy while at the other end Parker was just as wasteful, as he stabbed wide from Luke O'Neill's cross.
The Gills' cause was not helped by Wilkinson's dismissal with 15 minutes left for a poor challenge on Timothee Dieng and substitute Liam Nash headed their last chance over.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 16 +14 37
2 Wigan Athletic 16 +20 36
3 Charlton Athletic 15 +7 30
4 Bradford City 17 +6 30
5 Scunthorpe United 17 +6 29
6 Rotherham United 17 +7 26
7 Blackburn Rovers 15 +9 25
8 Peterborough United 16 +4 25
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +1 25
10 Oxford United 17 +5 23
11 Portsmouth 17 0 23
12 Southend United 16 -6 23
13 Blackpool 16 0 22
14 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -6 22
15 Bristol Rovers 17 -5 21
16 Doncaster Rovers 17 -2 19
17 Walsall 16 -3 19
18 Oldham Athletic 16 -8 18
19 Northampton Town 17 -12 18
20 Rochdale 16 -3 17
21 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 16
22 Gillingham 17 -8 15
23 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 14
24 Bury 17 -7 13