Kick Off: 7.45pm
Bradford City 2 (Vuckic 52, 83)
Morecambe 3 (Mullin 54, Stockton 66, 68)
Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group C - Match 3
Wednesday 9 November 2016
Attendance: 827 (242 visitors)
The Bantams secured top spot in Northern Group C in this season's Checkatrade Trophy despite a 3-2 defeat at Morecambe in their final group game.
After a goalless opening period at the Globe Arena, Haris Vuckic fired home from inside the box to hand City the lead seven minutes after the break.
Morecambe hit back shortly afterwards, however, via a well-taken leveller from half time substitute Paul Mullin.
Despite Mullin's equaliser, City were looking strong after the restart but the Shrimps eventually took control of the match later in the half thanks to two strikes within two minutes from striker Cole Stockton.
Stockton's goals meant City were looking like they would have to settle for second spot until Vuckic superbly converted direct from a free-kick from outside the box seven minutes from the end.
Although City still went on to lose the game, Vuckic's second of the evening moved the Bantams back to top of the group, securing a home tie in round two in the process.
FT: Morecambe 3 Bradford City 2
90+1min: McNulty looks to threaten as he drives deep into the box but he is halted in his tracks by a well-timed tackle from Whitfield, the ball going out for a corner.
90min: There will be four minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
88min: Devine's low drive from just outside the box goes a yard or so wide of Nizic's far post.
87min: McGowan's searching cross into the box is met by Stockton but his header is straight at Sattelmaier.
86min: Morais' low pass into the box finds McNulty but the Scot fires over with a powerful drive.
83min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! - Morecambe 3 Bradford City 2 - Vuckic pulls one back for the Bantams with a delightful free-kick into the top corner from roughly twenty yards out.
78min: YELLOW CARD - McNulty is booked for kicking the ball away following the award of a foul against him deep inside Morecambe's penalty area.
77min: SUB - Morecambe bring on Rhys Turner for Dunn.
76min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Vincent Rabiega for Hudson.
76min: McGowan's run into the box eventually sees the ball played back to Fleming outside the area but the midfielder fires comfortably over.
75min: From the resulting City free-kick following a spot of treatment for Vuckic, Morecambe counter-attack and Mullin eventually curls for goal with an effort from just inside the box that is held by Sattelmaier.
72min: YELLOW CARD - Edwards is booked for a late tackle on Vuckic roughly midway into Morecambe's half of the pitch.
70min: McGowan's cross into the box finds Stockton in space in between McArdle and Clarke but he heads over from a decent position in front of goal.
69min: SUB - The Bantams bring on apprentice defender Sam Wright for Meredith in a substitute that looked pre-planned ahead of the game.
68min: GOAL - Morecambe 3 Bradford City 1 - The hosts increase their lead with another goal through Stockton. City fail to fully clear their lines from a Rose free-kick into the box. The ball eventually finds Stockton just inside the area and his shot on the turn takes a deflection, leaving Sattelmaier helpless as the ball goes in off the post.
66min: GOAL - Morecambe 2 Bradford City 1 - Morecambe take the lead as they counter-attack from a City corner. Dunn eventually plays the ball across to an unmarked Stockton and the striker slots home past Sattelmaier and into the bottom corner.
63min: Dunn turns away from Daniel Devine but his shot from outside the area is held first time by a watchful Sattelmaier.
59min: Morais gets the ball back to him from Hudson after his corner delivery is half-cleared and the winger's curling cross towards goal from wide actually ends up on the roof of Nizic's net with the 'keeper scrambling back.
57min: Vuckic surges into the box at pace, he tries to turn into shooting space past Alex Whitmore but the defender blocks his path and Morecambe can clear their lines.
54min: GOAL - Morecambe 1 Bradford City 1 - The Shrimps level shortly afterwards through substitute Mullin. The winger gets the better of Windle over on the left hand side of the penalty area before expertly firing low into the far bottom corner past Sattelmaier with a well-placed shot.
52min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! Morecambe 0 Bradford City 1 - Vuckic fires City into the lead! Racing clear into space down City's right flank, McNulty plays the ball back from the byline towards Morais. The Portuguese attacker's cross into the box is deflected into the path of Vuckic and he prods the ball home past Nizic with his favoured left foot.
52min: Stockton tries to turn into shooting space inside the box after being teed up by Dunn but Clarke makes a vital block on the striker's attempted strike for goal.
46min: The Bantams restart the match.
HT SUBS: Morecambe bring Paul Mullin and Michael Rose for Molyneux and Peter Murphy.
HT: Morecambe 0 Bradford City 0
45min: There will be a minimum of one minute added on at the end of the first half.
45min: Neat play from Vuckic and Meredith results in the latter crossing low into the six yard box but the potentially dangerous centre is cleared in the middle.
44min: Vuckic and King link up to find Hudson in shooting space near to the far post but a recovering McGowan gets back to put the ball behind for a corner.
43min: Vuckic's lofted forward pass is picked out of the night's sky by Morais but the attacker fires over from the edge of the area after pressure from Edwards.
40min: King is able to carry on soon after despite being on the receiving end of a hefty looking challenge.
39min: There is a brief break in play as James King receives treatment from Club Doctor Vince Cavaliere. Dr Cavaliere is temporarily covering the on-field physio duties on match-days for City after Head Physio Chris Royston suffered an injury recently playing football.
35min: McGowan's weak shot for goal from just outside the box is blocked out by Nathan Clarke. Dunn is onto the clearance first but his rising effort, also from outside the area, sails harmlessly over the bar.
34min: Vuckic's low drive from outside the box has Nizic scrambling across his goal but luckily for the Morecambe shot-stopper, the effort rolls just past the post.
31min: Morecambe threaten twice in quick succession. McGowan's cross into the area finds Stockton unmarked in the middle but his glancing header across the box can't find a Shrimps team-mate. A mix-up between Morais and Windle gives Morecambe a second chance, however. Dunn takes advantage of the confusion to latch onto the loose ball but his effort for goal is deflected away after the attacker had twisted and turned neatly in the area trying to engineer himself space for a shot.
30min: Vuckic and Filipe Morais combine during a bright City counter-attack. The latter eventually stands the ball up towards the far post for Meredith but his shot is blocked behind for a corner.
19min: McGowan turns away from James Meredith and gets a cross in with his weaker left foot. The cross finds Stockton but the striker's header flashes some distance past Sattelmaier's near post.
13min: Vuckic lines one up from outside the box but Danijel Nizic is able to watch his powerful rising drive go wide of goal.
11min: Andrew Fleming takes aim from distance but his low drive lacks the power and precision to trouble Sattelmaier, who gathers easily.
10min: Cole Stockton turns into space inside the area but his ball across the box is cut out by Sattelmaier with Jack Dunn in the middle waiting for the cut-back.
9min: Ellis Hudson's cross is met by Haris Vuckic but the Slovenian's glancing header flies well wide of goal.
8min: Tom Windle's cross takes a touch off the head of a Morecambe defender before finding Marc McNulty. The Scottish striker fires for goal first time but his volley from inside the box flies over.
7min: Molyneux's resulting corner is sent goalwards by Ryan Edwards but the defender's downward header is comfortably saved by Sattelmaier
6min: Aaron McGowan's cross-field pass finds Lee Molyneux and the attacker's low strike from just outside the area is turned behind by Rouven Sattelmaier.
0min: Morecambe kick off the match.
MORECAMBE LINE UP:
Nizic, Wakefield, McGowan, Edwards, Murphy, Molyneux, Conlan, Whitmore, Fleming, Dunn, Stockton
Subs: Roche, Winnard, Mullin, Wildig, Turner, Massanka, Rose
Mullin for Molyneux (46), Rose for Murphy (46), Turner for Dunn (77)
BRADFORD CITY LINE UP:
Sattelmaier, Windle, N Clarke, McArdle, Meredith, Morais, King, Devine, Hudson, Vuckic, McNulty
Subs: Cracknell, Rabiega, Webb-Foster, Boateng, Wright
Bradford City substitutions:
Wright for Meredith (69), Rabiega for Hudson (76)
Bradford City cautions:
Referee: T Harrington
Assistant Referee: P Hodskinson
Assistant Referee: C Isherwood
Assistant Referee: C Isherwood
Fourth Official: A Backhouse