O’s wretched run continues as Bantams snatch it from the spot

Bradford City 1-0 Leyton Orient 

Leyton Orient’s slender hopes of a Sky Bet League Two play-off place were all but extinguished after Callum Cooke’s late spot-kick earned Bradford City the points in an otherwise instantly forgettable encounter at Valley Parage.

This was the O’s sixth league outing without a victory. Dan Kemp went close before the interval. However, the East Londoners offered very little in the way of an attacking threat and failed to muster a shot on target during the ninety minutes.

Cooke converted after Adam Thompson was penalised for a clumsy challenge on Ollie Crankshaw. Orient slip to twelfth place as aresult – six points off the top seven. The O’s return to Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday, February 27 when they take on Tranmere Rovers at the Breyer Group Stadium (3pm).

Bradford City: Sam Hornby; Connor Wood, Niall Canavan, Paudie O’Connor (Capt), Anthony O’Connor; Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton; Gareth Evans (Ollie Crankshaw 63’), Callum Cooke (Clayton Donaldson 89’), Charles Vernam (Jordan Stevens 75’); Danny Rowe (Andy Cook 63’). Subs not used: Richard O’Donnell, Finn Cousin-Dawson, Kian Scales.

Leyton Orient: Lawrence Vigouroux; Ousseynou Cisse (James Dayton 88’), Dan Happe, James Brophy, Adam Thompson; Dan Kemp (Tristan Abrahams 75’), Jobi McAnuff (Capt), Nick Freeman, Olatunji Akinola, Conor Wilkinson, Danny Johnson. Subs not used: Sam Sargeant, Joe Widdowson, Josh Coulson, Jamie Turley, Matt Young.

Referee: James Adcock

Assistants: Graeme Fyvie and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Ben Toner

Brian Jeeves

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