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Bradford 2-0 Rochdale

Bradford maintained their 100% start to the season with a ruthless win over Rochdale at Valley Parade.

Dale went close in the opening stages but the hosts took the lead when Peter Thorne's cross was headed in from six yards by Michael Boulding.

Thorne then turned from provider to scorer when he converted an inswinging free-kick from Paul McClaren to take his tally for the season to five.

Dale's Clark Keilte rattled the post on 60 minutes but Bradford held firm.

Bradford: Rhys Evans, Arnison, Clarke, Lee, Heckingbottom, Colbeck, Bullock, McLaren (Nix 56), Daley, Thorne (Conlon 72), Michael Boulding (Moncur 78).
Subs Not Used: Bower, Rory Boulding.

Goals: Michael Boulding 20, Thorne 35.

Rochdale: Russell, Ramsden (Wiseman 54), Stanton, McArdle, Kennedy, Toner (Le Fondre 54), Keltie, Jones, Rundle, Dagnall, Shaw (Thorpe 68).
Subs Not Used: Higginbotham, Spencer.

Booked: Ramsden, Keltie, Wiseman.

Att: 13,154

Ref: Andy Penn (W Midlands).

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