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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bradford City

Phil Parkinson's current and former clubs slugged out a 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium to keep Bolton and Bradford among the League One pacesetters.

In the first meeting between the teams since 1998, Parkinson's Bolton created the best of a shortage of goalscoring opportunities.

But the visitors, roared on by 4,388 fans in a bumper 17,486 attendance, ground out a fifth successive league draw.

Bolton's clearest chance of breaking the deadlock arguably came in the opening 20 seconds as Colin Doyle beat away a shot from Sammy Ameobi.

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Former Bradford favourite Jamie Proctor headed over and Doyle saved from Ameobi again before Mark Marshall forced Mark Howard into a rare save 11 minutes before half-time.

The second half was similarly cagey, with James Henry and substitute Zach Clough going close as Bolton again shaded the contest in terms of possession and territory.

Bradford finished strongly but weak efforts from Marshall and substitute Jordy Hiwula were comfortably dealt with by Howard.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 2Buxton
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Moxey
  • 8SpearingBooked at 24mins
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forThorpeat 69'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 37mins
  • 24HenryBooked at 72minsSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
  • 22AmeobiSubstituted forCloughat 70'minutes
  • 9ProctorBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 10Clough
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 20A Taylor
  • 23Wilson
  • 32Thorpe

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7MarshallBooked at 85mins
  • 14Cullen
  • 8Dieng
  • 4Law
  • 18McNultySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 62'minutes
  • 10Clarke

Substitutes

  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
17,486

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces James Henry.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Hand ball by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Hand ball by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom Thorpe replaces Liam Trotter.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Marc McNulty.

Booking

Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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