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Bradford City 0-0 Cambridge United

Relegated Bradford were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Cambridge in front of a bumper 14,810 crowd at Valley Parade.

The visitors had Liam O'Neil sent off on the hour for tripping striker Clayton Donaldson, one of five new players in Bradford's starting line-up, but the Bantams could not take advantage against a stubborn Cambridge defence.

Bradford's new captain James Vaughan had the two best scoring efforts in a hard-fought but largely scrappy first half.

First he brought down Jordan Gibson's long pass into the box with his back to goal and clipped the crossbar with a spectacular overhead kick in the 24th minute.

Then he stooped low to meet Kelvin Mellor's cross from the right only to see his header bounce wide of a post five minutes before half-time.

He also had one of Bradford's best second-half chances when he broke clear on the edge of the box but shot straight at goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2MellorBooked at 80mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 22HenleySubstituted forLongridgeat 80'minutes
  • 18AndersonSubstituted forDevineat 64'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Gibson
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forScannellat 76'minutes
  • 12VaughanBooked at 74mins
  • 10DonaldsonBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Hornby
  • 15French
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 29Colville

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3JonesSubstituted forDunkat 68'minutes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forMarisat 68'minutes
  • 8O'NeilBooked at 61mins
  • 22Lewis
  • 7Hannant
  • 9DallasSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 10Maris
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 20Smith
  • 23Knowles
  • 25Burton
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
14,810

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home23
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Gibson.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelvin Mellor with a headed pass.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by George Taft.

Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Cambridge United).

Booking

Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City).

Dimitar Mitov (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Devine.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Palmer.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jackson Longridge replaces Adam Henley.

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Devine.

Attempt missed. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Foul by Sean Scannell (Bradford City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Luke Hannant (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Sean Scannell replaces Eoin Doyle.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Daniel Devine.

Attempt blocked. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jordan Gibson (Bradford City) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Henley.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Reggie Lambe.

Attempt missed. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Bradford City).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11003033
2Grimsby11002023
3Salford11002023
4Swindon11002023
5Carlisle11002113
6Exeter11001013
7Forest Green11001013
8Leyton Orient11001013
9Walsall11001013
10Mansfield10102201
11Newport10102201
12Colchester10101101
13Port Vale10101101
14Bradford10100001
15Cambridge10100001
16Crawley100112-10
17Cheltenham100101-10
18Macclesfield100101-10
19Northampton100101-10
20Oldham100101-10
21Morecambe100102-20
22Scunthorpe100102-20
23Stevenage100102-20
24Crewe100103-30
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