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Aldershot Town 0-0 Bradford City

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Highlights: Aldershot 0-0 Bradford City

National League side Aldershot Town earned an FA Cup first round replay against League One's Bradford City after a goalless draw.

Aldershot started strongly with Jim Stevenson's low drive from 20 yards kept out by a diving Ben Williams.

Bradford's best chance of the first half fell to Billy Knott, whose shot was headed over by Omar Beckles.

City dominated the second half, with Tony McMahon twice slicing wide, but they were unable to secure a win.

Bradford City made it to the sixth round of the competition last year, knocking out Chelsea and Sunderland in their best FA Cup performance since 1976.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Aldershot v Bradford

"I was delighted with the commitment and I think the fans saw a team that were set up to go and attack, which we did in the first half and in the second half we had to be resilient.

"We work hard to get the players in the right position when we haven't got the ball and at the moment it's working. When the fans are here in their numbers it's a great stadium to play in and I thought the fans were rewarded today.

"I set up my teams to win games and we will go up there and give it a go."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 5Saville
  • 3McGinty
  • 19Walker
  • 8Stevenson
  • 4Lathrope
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forRichardsat 73'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 17BrodieBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 7Hatton
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 21Mavila

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16BurkeBooked at 76mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 11Knott
  • 8Liddle
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forColeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 15Leigh
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,640

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Bradford City 0.

Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cheye Alexander.

Booking

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Attempt blocked. Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Richards with a cross.

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Mark Marshall.

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Offside, Bradford City. Reece Burke tries a through ball, but Devante Cole is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Richard Brodie.

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

Offside, Bradford City. Reece Burke tries a through ball, but Devante Cole is caught offside.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tony McMahon.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Booking

Reece Burke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Reece Burke (Bradford City).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Hanson.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Rhys Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Billy Clarke.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cheye Alexander.

Reece Burke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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