Forest Green's winless run continued as Mark Hughes' Bradford triumphed 2-0 at the New Lawn on Saturday.

It was not a case of too many cooks for the visitors, as second half goals from Callum Cooke and Andy Cook gave them victory over 10-man Rovers.

Bradford defender Luke Hendrie had to clear a Dan Sweeney header off his line in the 24th minute with Alex Bass beaten, but the goalkeeper did well to palm over a Nicky Cadden effort three minutes after the break.

Cooke then drilled in his third goal of the season from the edge of the box in the 64th minute, before Udoka Godwin-Malife picked up a second yellow card with 13 minutes to play.

And the hosts’ misery was complete when Cook raced in on goal to slot his 11th of the campaign into an empty net after Luke McGee had gone upfield for a 95th-minute corner.

The result saw City ended a five-game losing streak in the former Wales manager’s third game in charge, while Forest Green are now without a win in six matches.

Forest Green are still eight points clear at the top, with Northampton and Tranmere also suffering defeats, and boss Rob Edwards said there still plenty of confidence in the dressing room.

“You’re always going to have spells like this, but the lads are still confident and believe in themselves. We’re in a bit of a bad moment, but now is the time to stick together.

“I never complain when we lose a game because there are reasons why and the reason today was because we didn’t take our chances and they defended very, very well.

“When you can’t get the ball over the line at one end, then you have to make sure you don’t let it over the line at the other end and we didn’t do that.

“I’m bitterly disappointed. We were really up for it and I think the lads showed that the way they started the game.

“To concede the first goal was a knock and to go down to 10 men was a severe blow.

“The two bookings Udoka got were a little harsh, but there’s not much we can do about it.

“Tough people and tough characters in bad times find ways of bouncing back.

“I don’t see it as a confidence issue. There was a little quality lacking in the final third, but that’s not a confidence thing.

“We’ve got 11 huge games left and a lot of leaders in that dressing room.

Rovers host Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening.