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Macclesfield 0-2 Bradford

Veteran marksman Peter Thorne scored twice to maintain Bradford's excellent start to the season.

Thorne intelligently directed a looping header over advancing goalkeeper John Brain to put the Bantams ahead.

He was again on hand in the 14th minute to pounce on a bad clearance from Sean Hessey and shoot home from 15 yards.

Bradford then hit the woodwork twice in the second half; first through Michael Boulding's low shot and then through Omar Daley at the death.


Macclesfield: Brian, Brisley (Reid 46), Morgan, Walker, Hessey (Yeo 74), Deen, Tolley, Bell, Thomas (Green 64), Gritton, Evans.
Subs Not Used: McDonald, Hadfield.

Booked: Tolley.

Bradford: Rhys Evans, Arnison, Lee, Clarke, Heckingbottom, Colbeck, Bullock, McLaren, Daley, Thorne, Michael Boulding (Topp 73).
Subs Not Used: Bower, Conlon, Moncur, Nix.

Goals: Thorne 10, 14.

Att: 2,556

Ref: Carl Boyeson (E Yorkshire).


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