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Bradford City 2-2 Gillingham

League One promotion chasers Bradford were held to a draw by Gillingham despite Charlie Wyke's debut goal at Valley Parade.

Wyke, a deadline-day signing from Carlisle, took just 15 minutes to score for his new club as he cancelled out Josh Wright's opener.

The striker then played a role in Tony McMahon's goal which put Bradford ahead seven minutes before half-time but Deji Oshilaja's strike earned the Gills a third successive draw.

Gillingham took the lead in the 14th minute when Ryan Jackson's long throw fell to an unmarked Wright and he drilled in his third goal in as many games.

But a minute later Mark Marshall hung up a cross to the far post where Wyke headed home.

The Bantams took the lead when Wyke was fouled on the edge of the area and, after Billy Clarke's free-kick was tipped on to a post by Stuart Nelson, McMahon tucked in the rebound.

Oshilaja levelled four minutes into the second half when Jackson's ball found its way to the back post where the defender stabbed home.

Wyke had a header cleared off the line by Rory Donnelly with 21 minutes left and Gillingham survived some late pressure to earn a point.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 23McArdle
  • 6Vincelot
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Dieng
  • 14CullenSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 80'minutes
  • 4Law
  • 10Clarke
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 5Toner
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 17Penney
  • 18Gilliead
  • 24Devine

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Herd
  • 5EhmerBooked at 87mins
  • 6OshilajaSubstituted forGarmstonat 73'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 9Donnelly
  • 23DackBooked at 36minsSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 80'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forListat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 16Osadebe
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 30Holy
  • 33Byrne
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
18,840

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Gillingham 2.

Attempt blocked. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Chris Herd (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Rory Donnelly.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Rory Donnelly.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Herd.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Herd.

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

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Josh Cullen.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Cody McDonald.

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

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Rory Donnelly.

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Adedeji Oshilaja because of an injury.

Booking

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) because of an injury.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Attempt blocked. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Chris Herd (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd27107103430437
14Wimbledon2891093837137
15MK Dons2898113938135
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Oldham29610131730-1328
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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