Grimsby Town 1 Bradford City 2 - player ratings

Bradford City recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since January 1 at Grimsby Town.

GOAL: Levi Sutton

The Bantams needed all the qualities caretaker managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars have instilled in them in their three matches in charge.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner rates the individuals who contributed to an important and hard-fought win.

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Richard O'Donnell – a clever ball for the second goal, his keeping was not tested as much as he might have expected 7

Finn Cousin-Dawson – showed composure beyond his years at times 7

Anthony O'Connor – some vital interceptions 7

Paudie O'Connor – played an important part in the second-half rearguard action 7

Connor Wood – an excellent tackle on Luke Hendre 6

Elliot Watt – did a good job in the centre of midfield 6

Levi Sutton – not just a brilliant ball-winner, he scored an exquisite second goal 8

Billy Clarke – some nice touches including a good ball for Sutton's goal 7

Callum Cooke – denied late on by James McKeown 6

Harry Pritchard – used his physique well at times but a more fleeting presence than he would have liked 6

Lee Novak – outstanding goal to set the ball rolling 8


Kurtis Guthrie (for Clarke, 69) – some brilliant skill to create what could have been Bradford's third goal 7

Gareth Evans (for Pritchard, 69) – came on and did a good job 6

Clayton Donaldson (for Novak, 82) – N/A

Tyler French (for Cooke, 90) – N/A.

Not used: Samuels, Longridge, Hornby.

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