By Ayyaz Malik

Billy Clarke who has been a key player for Bradford in recent weeks hasn’t been able to play over the festive period – but the Bantams still boast a perfect record over Christmas.

Bradford went into this game on the back of a eight game unbeaten run. The Boxing day win over Fleetwood saw the Bantams move into the top five, the Yorkshire club went into this game looking for another win which would see them consolidate a position in the playoffs.

As for the visitors Notts County they were looking for a positive result so they could alive their own hopes of a play off place. Notts manager Shaun Derry will be hoping his side carry on their good form who boast an unbeaten away record in League One.

The Bantams had to do with out Billy Clarke who also missed the win over Fleetwood on boxing day.

The visitors Notts County saw an effort come off the post through Jack Cassidy as the Magpies started strongly. Bradford did slowly get back into the game and went close through Andy Halliday and Billy Knott to taking the lead.

The home side would take the lead however through Billy Knott on 41 minutes. A defensive mix up allowed Halliday in behind and cut back for Knott who made no mistake to slot home for what turned out to be the games winner.

The visitors Notts County were unable to get on the scoresheet and back into the game, that was much down to the brilliant organisation of Bradford. The Bantams did have further chances to add gloss to the score line – but James Hanson and Francois Zoko missed those chances as Bradford held on for another win which consolidates their position in fifth.