The FA Cup - Third Round
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Bury 0-0 Bradford City

League One rivals Bury and Bradford played out a goalless draw in the FA Cup third round.

City full-back Tony McMahon was closest to scoring before the break, but his free-kick rebounded off the post.

Bury struggled to create chances in the first half, while winger Craig Jones was taken to hospital after appearing to be knocked unconscious.

James Hanson fired over from McMahon's cross late on, but the hosts held on to force a replay at Valley Parade.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Bury v Bradford

"It was a good 0-0 draw really, quite a lot of goal line action and goal mouth action, two really committed teams and at times over-committed but the referee managed it that way and was quite consistent with how he managed it.

"Listen, first half Andrew Tutte is clean through , if he opens himself up and strokes that one in it could be a different encounter because they didn't really look like threatening us.

"It was important that we got a clean sheet with the recent number of goals we've conceded and I was really pleased with that aspect. A new keeper coming in as well, it's great for his first game to be able to keep a clean sheet."

Bradford assistant manager Steve Parkin: "Like we've seen many times before in cup ties, it was two committed teams and I thought the lads put in a committed display.

"It would have been nice to have nicked it at the end. In the context of the game I thought we just shaded it."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2RileySubstituted forPughat 64'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 40Brown
  • 3Hussey
  • 14JonesSubstituted forLoweat 20'minutesBooked at 69minsSubstituted forRoseat 79'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 11Pope
  • 15Lowe
  • 20Burgess
  • 22Pugh
  • 30Bachmann
  • 32Rose

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 18Routis
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 4EvansSubstituted forMarshallat 87'minutes
  • 8Liddle
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMorrisat 83'minutes
  • 9HansonBooked at 13mins
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forJamesat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 14Morris
  • 15Leigh
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,962

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home3
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Christopher Routis.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christopher Routis (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Lee Evans.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Josh Morris replaces Kyel Reid.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Ryan Lowe.

  13. Post update

    Danny Pugh (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Ryan Lowe (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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