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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Bradford City

Scunthorpe and Bradford ended their contrasting League One campaigns with a draw at Glanford Park.

The hosts secured a top-six finish during the week while the Bantams were aiming to finish as high as possible after their own play-off hopes disappeared during a difficult opening to 2018.

Both goals came in the second half with Iron full-back Conor Townsend equalising just four minutes after Matt Kilgallon had headed the visitors ahead.

Josh Morris rattled the crossbar with a free-kick after 15 minutes for the hosts before Bradford broke the deadlock nine minutes after the restart when Kilgallon rose highest in the area to head home Tony McMahon's corner.

Scunthorpe hit back as Townsend showed great composure in the box to check inside his marker and lift a shot over goalkeeper Colin Doyle.

Jordan Gibson flashed an effort across the face of goal before Charlie Wyke was desperately unlucky to see a spectacular strike bounce off the underside of the bar but Scunthorpe held on to extend their unbeaten run to six games.

League One play-off semi-final dates

Saturday, 12 May (12:30 BST): Scunthorpe United v Rotherham United

Wednesday, 16 May (19:45 BST): Rotherham United v Scunthorpe United

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 18VermijlSubstituted forSuttonat 85'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 24Yates
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forLewisat 73'minutes
  • 26McGeehanSubstituted forHopperat 59'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 4Crofts
  • 14Hopper
  • 15Lewis
  • 20Goode
  • 22Sutton
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 15WarnockSubstituted forStauntonat 86'minutes
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forHawkesat 62'minutes
  • 30Lund
  • 8Dieng
  • 27GibsonSubstituted forPatrickat 75'minutes
  • 14McCartan
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 11Poleon
  • 23Raeder
  • 28Hawkes
  • 34Patrick
  • 39Staunton
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
5,452

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bradford City 1.

Foul by Omari Patrick (Bradford City).

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Levi Sutton.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Reece Staunton replaces Stephen Warnock.

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Levi Sutton replaces Marnick Vermijl.

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

Shay McCartan (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Cameron Hawkes (Bradford City).

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Cameron Hawkes (Bradford City).

Marnick Vermijl (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Warnock (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Omari Patrick replaces Jordan Gibson.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Clayton Lewis replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt missed. Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Matthew Lund (Bradford City).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Matthew Lund (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Cameron Hawkes replaces Alex Gilliead.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan462911689296098
2Blackburn462812682404296
3Shrewsbury462512960392187
4Rotherham462471573532079
5Scunthorpe4619171065501574
6Charlton462011155851771
7Plymouth461911165859-168
8Portsmouth46206205756166
9Peterborough461713166860864
10Southend461712175862-463
11Bradford46189195767-1063
12Blackpool461515166055560
13Bristol Rovers461611196066-659
14Fleetwood46169215968-957
15Doncaster461317165252056
16Oxford Utd461511206166-556
17Gillingham461317165055-556
18Wimbledon461314194758-1153
19Walsall461313205366-1352
20Rochdale461118174957-851
21Oldham461117185875-1750
22Northampton461211234377-3447
23MK Dons461112234369-2645
24Bury46812264171-3036
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