Forest Green Rovers 0 Bradford City 2: Mark Hughes claims first victory as Bantams boss

Mark Hughes collected his first victory as Bradford City boss in a 2-0 win at 10-man league leaders Forest Green Rovers.

Bradford defender Luke Hendrie had to clear a Dan Sweeney header off his line in the 24th minute with Alex Bass beaten, but the goalkeeper did well to palm over a Nicky Cadden effort three minutes after the break.

Callum Cooke then drilled in his third goal of the season from the edge of the box in the 64th minute, before Rovers defender Udoka Godwin-Malife picked up a second yellow card with 13 minutes to play.

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And the hosts’ misery was complete when striker Andy Cook raced in on goal to slot his 11th of the campaign into an empty net after Rovers goalkeeper Luke McGee had gone upfield for a 95th-minute corner.

The result saw City ended a five-game losing streak in the former Wales manager’s third game in charge, while Forest Green are now without a win in six matches.

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