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Bradford City 2-2 Rochdale

Joe Bunney
Joe Bunney has scored four goals in 21 appearances for Rochdale this season

Two goals from striker Joe Bunney helped Rochdale earn a point at play-off chasing Bradford in League One.

Bunney gave the visitors the lead when he headed Joe Rafferty's cross beyond City keeper Ben Williams.

Tony McMahon crossed for Rory McArdle to stab in Bradford's equaliser, but Bunney restored Rochdale's lead with a shot from just outside the area.

Steven Davies headed in McMahon's corner to level the scores, while Grant Holt hit the post for the Dale late on.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Bradford v Rochdale

"I thought the performance was good, it was more like the way we play.

"It gives me a lot of belief looking at the last 15 games because we were excellent today.

"We scored two really good goals and for the majority of the game we defended exceptionally well.

"We created opportunities, so from the performance perspective, I'm really pleased, but I'm disappointed with the result."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahonBooked at 69mins
  • 4Evans
  • 11KnottSubstituted forMarshallat 83'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 39ThomasSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 10Clarke
  • 12Cullen
  • 15Leigh
  • 24Davies
  • 30Cracknell

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5EasthamBooked at 17mins
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 25Rose
  • 8Lund
  • 24Allen
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoltat 73'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forSyersat 79'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forBennettat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 18Holt
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 29Syers
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
17,936

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Rochdale 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Joe Bunney.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Grant Holt (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. David Syers replaces Ian Henderson.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Foul by Reece Burke (Bradford City).

Grant Holt (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Grant Holt replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Hand ball by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

(Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Wes Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Rochdale 2. Steve Davies (Bradford City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Wigan321611552302259
3Gillingham32177858391958
4Walsall31169649331657
5Millwall321651151401153
6Coventry311410755332252
7Sheff Utd32139104742548
8Bradford3113993734348
9Southend31138104138347
10Barnsley31143145044645
11Port Vale33129123537-245
12Peterborough31135135448644
13Scunthorpe31135133739-244
14Bury31127124251-943
15Swindon32126144950-142
16Rochdale31109124144-339
17Doncaster3199133541-636
18Blackpool3297163241-934
19Chesterfield32104184252-1034
20Fleetwood3089133638-233
21Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
22Oldham30514112941-1229
23Crewe32610163456-2228
24Colchester3258194078-3823
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