Bradford City fell to a second straight defeat on the bounce and their 4th away defeat on bounce after losing 1-0 this evening to Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.
Bantams manager Stuart McCall made three changes to the side who lost 3-0 to Salford on the weekend with Billy Clarke, Reece Staunton and Levi Sutton for Ben Richards-Everton, Gareth Evans and Harry Pritchard.
Leyton Orient made one change to the side who beat Harrogate on the weekend with Louis Dennis replacing Jobi McAnuff.
It was the Bantams who had the first chance of the game, wing-back Connor Wood cutting inside and curling a shot just over the bar.
Wood was causing trouble for the Orient backline after Billy Clarke fed the wing back, He fizzed a cross shot across the box but it just flashed wide of the post.
Again Wood was causing trouble with a cross which Billy Clarke got his head but just over the bar.
City came again, this time Billy Clarke’s cross was deflected and almost caught out Orient keeper Lawrence Vigouroux at his near post.
As the first half ended it was Bradford who had the chances in the game. This time on the weekend Bradford were 3-0 nil down at half time. An improvement definitely.
Leyton Orient clearly wanted to improve on the first half display with first making a half time change, Jordan Maguire-Drew on for Connor Wilkinson. The O’s tested Bradford early through James Brophy’s fizzing cross across the box but it was dealt with by City.
A scramble from a corner saw Clayton Donaldson have a looping header saved comfortably by Lawrence Vigouroux.
Then against the run of play from a set piece the O’s took the lead thanks to a close range header from Dan Happe.
The Goal seemed to kill the Bantams confidence and they seemed to run out of steam in a game that they were controlling.
Another defeat for Stuart McCall’s men, their 6th defeat in the league campaign and 4th away league defeat on the bounce. Troubling times certainly for Bradford City as they linger above the drop zone.