The FA Cup - First Round
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Aldershot Town 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cheye Alexander.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Mark Marshall.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Richard Brodie.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

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