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Bradford City 1-1 Gillingham

Cody McDonald's equaliser earned Gillingham a draw at Bradford as both sides stay level on points in the middle of League One.

The home side led early on through Aaron McLean's close-range half-volley, his first goal since joining the Bantams from Hull in January.

Bradford controlled the first half but Gillingham fought back after the break.

Gills substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa fed McDonald who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for a point.

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Post match: Gillingham boss Taylor

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a very disappointing goal for us to concede because we had the ball and tried to play a bit of football, but I think we just made the wrong decision and in the end lost it.

"We could get back in it if we stuck together and I think the boys certainly did that.

"Any game we play away from home, a point is good. There are certain games we play at home where a point is good so I'm very happy. That's three matches now unbeaten - that's good for us in our situation."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6Drury
  • 4DolanSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 32Bennett
  • 24Doyle
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 16McHugh
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 29Atkinson
  • 40Bentley

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3J Martin
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forLeeat 45'minutes
  • 26Barrett
  • 6Legge
  • 27Fagan
  • 4Linganzi
  • 32PigottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 45'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 15Dack
  • 18Lee
  • 19Smith
  • 23Harriman
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
13,089

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Myles Weston.

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Jones replaces Matthew Dolan.

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Gillingham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Joe Pigott.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3413813-147
11Port Vale3514417-946
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Bristol City3791513-542
16Coventry3514912141
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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