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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bradford City

Goalkeeper Joe Lumley produced a trio of fine second-half saves to earn Bristol Rovers a League One draw with Bradford at the Memorial Stadium.

The Queens Park Rangers loanee performed heroics to keep out efforts from Tony McMahon, Billy Clarke and Nathaniel Knight-Percival as the visitors pressed for a winner.

Rovers took a 15th-minute lead when Chris Lines picked up the ball just outside the right-hand corner of the box and curled an exquisite left-footed shot into the opposite corner of the net.

But the lead lasted only 11 minutes as Charlie Wyke's clever back-heel inside the box allowed Nicky Law to beat Lumley with a clinical finish from 10 yards.

Both sides attacked with purpose from the opening whistle, Rory McArdle heading just over for Bradford and Rovers winger Cristian Montano having a goal-bound shot blocked by McMahon in a competitive first half.

Bradford had the better chances after the break, but the hosts stood firm thanks largely to Lumley's bravery and agility.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 33SweeneyBooked at 62mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Brown
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forBroomat 71'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 29JamesSubstituted forLucasat 89'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Harris
  • 20Lucas
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 30Gaffney
  • 34Partington
  • 35Burn

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 23McArdle
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Dieng
  • 6Vincelot
  • 4LawBooked at 31mins
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 81'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 5Toner
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 17Penney
  • 18Gilliead
  • 24Devine
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
9,043

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jamie Lucas replaces Luke James.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Attempt missed. Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Ryan Broom (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Billy Clarke.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Broom replaces Cristian Montaño.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

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

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. James Meredith (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd31196658342463
2Scunthorpe30177657322558
3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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