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Bradford City 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Charlie Colkett
Charlie Colkett is on loan with Bristol Rovers from Chelsea

Bradford City drew for the fourth straight league match against Bristol Rovers in a game that was held up in the second half by a flying drone.

Substitute Charlie Colkett capitalised on a slip by Bradford defender Romain Vincelot to level in the 86th minute after James Meredith had headed the home side into a 73rd-minute lead.

Referee Andy Haines had earlier halted play in the 65th minute with the game goalless and led the players from the pitch for their own safety as the drone hovered over the stadium.

Haines brought the players back out after a three-minute delay and the match resumed before Meredith headed home with Rovers goalkeeper Kelle Roos wrong-footed following Mark Marshall's deflected shot.

But Colkett, a 78th-minute replacement for midfielder Billy Bodin, pounced to drill the ball home after Vincelot had slipped inside the penalty area with four minutes remaining.

Rovers' leading scorer Matty Taylor went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, while Roos ensured a share of the spoils when he pulled off a fine save to keep out Bradford substitute Haris Vuckic's header deep in time added on.

REACTION: Bradford City captain Stephen Darby speaks to BBC Radio Leeds

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Drone
The drone forced a three-minute hold-up in play at the Northern Commercials Stadium

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3MeredithBooked at 63mins
  • 4LawSubstituted forMcNultyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8DiengBooked at 45mins
  • 14Cullen
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forMoraisat 84'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forVuckicat 83'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 26Kilgallon
  • 29McMahon

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6HartleyBooked at 30mins
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forColkettat 78'minutes
  • 34BoatengSubstituted forLinesat 78'minutes
  • 24SinclairBooked at 59mins
  • 22MooreBooked at 39minsSubstituted forJamesat 69'minutes
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 51mins
  • 10TaylorBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 14Lines
  • 15J Clarke
  • 17Easter
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
17,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Bradford City).

Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt blocked. Haris Vuckic (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Marc McNulty replaces Nicky Law.

Delay in match Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Bradford City).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by James Meredith.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by James Meredith.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Mark Marshall.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Haris Vuckic replaces Billy Clarke.

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

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Lines replaces Hiram Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Charlie Colkett replaces Billy Bodin.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matty Taylor.

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

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Bristol Rovers 0. James Meredith (Bradford City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Byron Moore.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

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

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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