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Notts County 1-1 Bradford City

Notts County held play-off hopefuls Bradford to a draw as Jon Stead's goal was cancelled out by Mike Edwards' second-half header.

Stead swept in from Francois Zoko's left-wing cross to give the away side the lead in first-half injury time.

James Hanson failed to convert from a goalmouth scramble before Zoko should have done better with a header.

Bradford were made to pay when Edwards rose highest to head in a corner and earn County a much-needed point.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Derry on Notts County v Bradford

"It was a big point for us. Obviously the whole half-time team talk went out of the window at 45 minutes when we conceded just before half-time, which really disappointed me.

"I just thought the reaction in the second half was big, it was a big reaction.

"I really felt that we dug in where it mattered, defended the balls coming into our box like Trojans.

"I'm glad we scored from a set play ourselves, it's been a long time coming this season."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 5MullinsBooked at 85mins
  • 28Edwards
  • 6Hollis
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forNewtonat 72'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 26WhitehouseSubstituted forBajnerat 64'minutes
  • 18McCourtBooked at 72mins
  • 13Jones
  • 11ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 17LitaSubstituted forWroeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 8Wroe
  • 12Newton
  • 20Daniels
  • 27Bajner
  • 35Pilkington

Bradford

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 3Meredith
  • 18RoutisBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMoraisat 68'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 14Yeates
  • 4Dolan
  • 13ZokoBooked at 35minsSubstituted forClarkeat 73'minutes
  • 16SteadSubstituted forHansonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 9Hanson
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 12Williams
  • 20Morais
  • 25Halliday
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,166

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Bradford City 1.

Booking

Garry Thompson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Gary Jones (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Curtis Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Balint Bajner (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nicky Wroe replaces Leroy Lita.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Booking

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

Paddy McCourt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Bradford City 1. Michael Edwards (Notts County) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Gary Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Francois Zoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Sean Newton replaces Blair Adams.

Booking

Paddy McCourt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt saved. Curtis Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Christopher Routis.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Balint Bajner (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Bradford City).

Garry Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Balint Bajner replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Garry Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Routis (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City37248570323880
2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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