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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Bradford City

Scunthorpe survived the first-half dismissal of midfielder Matthew Lund to draw 1-1 with Bradford.

Bradford captain James Vaughan volleyed against the inside of the post before Northern Ireland international Jamie Ward made an instant impression on his Scunthorpe debut by firing them into a 13th-minute lead from the penalty spot.

Bradford defender Kelvin Mellor blocked Ward's shot with his right arm and the forward, who had only signed for the Iron on Thursday, dispatched the resulting spot-kick.

Lund was then sent off for a lunge on Matt Palmer, who limped off minutes later.

Bradford had a great chance to equalise at the end of the first half but Clayton Donaldson, making his 600th career appearance, headed wide from close range.

But Donaldson played his part when they levelled on 56 minutes, flicking on Harry Pritchard's cross for centre-half Paudie O'Connor to head home.

Bradford piled on the pressure looking for a winner and Lee Novak cleared off the line from Donaldson before Rory Watson denied Aramide Oteh.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 14Perch
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 28Brown
  • 20Gilliead
  • 5Songo'oBooked at 90mins
  • 4LundBooked at 19mins
  • 7ColcloughSubstituted forDalesat 86'minutes
  • 27SlaterSubstituted forNtlheat 67'minutes
  • 13WardBooked at 68minsSubstituted forNovakat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 12Dales
  • 17Novak
  • 22Sutton
  • 25Eastwood
  • 29Miller
  • 30Eisa

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Mellor
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 72mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 23Wood
  • 19ConnollySubstituted forOtehat 80'minutes
  • 26Cooke
  • 16PalmerSubstituted forAkpanat 26'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Pritchard
  • 10DonaldsonSubstituted forMcCartanat 90+2'minutes
  • 12VaughanBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 13Hornby
  • 14McCartan
  • 15French
  • 21Akpan
  • 22Henley
  • 24Devine
  • 25Oteh
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,554

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home4
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home18
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Callum Cooke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Bradford City).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Clayton Donaldson.

Booking

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Dales replaces Ryan Colclough.

Attempt saved. Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Pritchard with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aramide Oteh replaces Dylan Connolly.

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Paudie O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Jamie Ward.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by James Perch.

Booking

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Scunthorpe United).

goal

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1Exeter116411610622
2Crewe117131813522
3Cheltenham1163220101021
4Forest Green11632115621
5Swindon116231813520
6Newport11551116520
7Grimsby115331913618
8Bradford115331510518
9Colchester11443129316
10Crawley114431816216
11Cambridge114341411315
12Plymouth114341513215
13Northampton114341412215
14Walsall11434811-315
15Port Vale113531417-314
16Carlisle114251318-514
17Macclesfield113441112-113
18Salford112541220-811
19Mansfield112451216-410
20Oldham112451216-410
21Leyton Orient112451521-610
22Morecambe111461121-107
23Scunthorpe111371119-86
24Stevenage11056715-85
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