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Managerless Bradford picked up their first victory of the season in npower League Two on Saturday afternoon.

James Hanson netted twice in the 4-2 defeat of Barnet, who had taken the lead through Izale McLeod in the 15th minute.

However, 21-year-old striker Hanson equalised just a minute later and after the break Guy Branston nodded Bradford in front. Hanson extended the home side's lead shortly after and Nahki Wells made it four in the 90th minute, before McLeod netted a consolation goal.

Bradford now lie 18th in the table, while Rotherham are top after a 3-0 victory against Gillingham.

Despite selling talisman Adam Le Fondre to Reading, Andy Scott's side impressed at the Don Valley Stadium.

Neither team managed to break the deadlock in the opening period, but second-half goals from Danny Harrison, Gareth Evans and Lewis Grabban secured the Millers all three points.

Phil Jevons and Laurence Wilson scored for second-placed Morecambe as they won 2-0 at Northampton, while Bristol Rovers and Hereford played out a goalless draw.

Goals from Dean Winnard and Wes Fletcher helped Accrington Stanley recover from Justin Richards' first-half effort and beat Burton 2-1.

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