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Bradford City 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Caretaker manager Richie Wellens extended his unbeaten run to five matches as Oldham gained a point in a hard-fought and at times bad-tempered League One match against third-placed Bradford at Valley Parade.

Staffordshire referee Chris Sarginson booked three players after some fiery exchanges involving players from both sides, and added six minutes of stoppage time.

Bradford went in front in the third minute with a superb 25-yard right-footed shot from winger Paul Taylor following a free-kick. Nicky Law played the ball into Taylor's path and the summer signing from Peterborough gave goalkeeper Johny Placide no chance.

However, Oldham, who had won their previous four matches under Wellens, troubled Bradford with some swift counter-attacks and, after Eoin Doyle, on loan from Preston, forced home goalkeeper Colin Doyle to make two saves in the space of two minutes, he deservedly equalised for the visitors in the 23rd minute.

A through pass from right-back Cameron Dummigan split the Bradford defence and Doyle fired past the advancing keeper.

Play swung from end to end in an evenly-fought second half, but there were few clear-cut chances.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 18Hendrie
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 79mins
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Chicksen
  • 7Law
  • 6VincelotBooked at 73minsSubstituted forDiengat 79'minutes
  • 4Reeves
  • 34PatrickSubstituted forPoleonat 63'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 84mins
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forGillieadat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kilgallon
  • 8Dieng
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 16Hanson
  • 17Gilliead
  • 23Raeder

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26Clarke
  • 40BryanBooked at 85mins
  • 23HuntBooked at 83mins
  • 24Fane
  • 6GardnerSubstituted forOmraniat 78'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forFlynnat 90+1'minutes
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forMenigat 63'minutes
  • 13Doyle
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Gerrard
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Banks
  • 16Menig
  • 25Omrani
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
19,840

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Hand ball by Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Jack Byrne.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Johny Placide.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Booking

Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Abdelhakim Omrani (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdelhakim Omrani (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Romain Vincelot.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Bradford City).

Abdelhakim Omrani (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Abdelhakim Omrani replaces Dan Gardner.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Queensy Menig (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Queensy Menig (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Bradford City).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Law (Bradford City).

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Dominic Poleon replaces Omari Patrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alex Gilliead replaces Paul Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Queensy Menig replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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