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Bradford City 1-1 Salford City

Substitute Adam Rooney rescued a point for Salford to thwart promotion contenders Bradford in a draw at Valley Parade.

Harry Pritchard had given Bradford a deserved lead in the 53rd minute, but Rooney - a half-time substitute - crowned Salford's comeback with a 79th-minute equaliser.

The result extended fifth-placed Bradford's unbeaten run to four games, but three have been draws.

The Bantams dominated the first half, creating a string of chances without being able to turn superiority into goals.

The nearest they came to scoring was in the 15th minute when Callum Cooke saw his left-footed shot from outside the box hit the far post and Anthony O'Connor's rebound shot was blocked.

Pritchard and Ben Richards-Everton also had efforts blocked and Aramide Oteh had a goalbound shot turned away for corner by keeper Chris Neal, who also kept out a fourth-minute shot from Jake Reeves. Kelvin Mellor's header clipped the crossbar in the sixth minute.

Bradford scored the goal their dominance deserved when Pritchard fired low in the corner of the net from Dylan Connolly's right-wing cross following a quick breakaway.

Salford hit back and equalised in the 79th minute when Brandon Asante pulled the ball back from the left for Rooney to score with a close-range left-footee shot.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Reeves
  • 2Mellor
  • 26Cooke
  • 7PritchardSubstituted forTaylorat 90+3'minutes
  • 23Wood
  • 25Oteh
  • 19ConnollySubstituted forMcCartanat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ismail
  • 14McCartan
  • 15French
  • 16Palmer
  • 18Anderson
  • 29Taylor
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 15Burgess
  • 5Hogan
  • 3Touray
  • 44Conway
  • 8MaynardSubstituted forJonesat 61'minutes
  • 17Towell
  • 32Jervis
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forRooneyat 45'minutes
  • 28Thomas-Asante

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 12Letheren
  • 18Whitehead
  • 25Jones
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
14,642

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home26
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 1, Salford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Salford City 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Chris Taylor replaces Harry Pritchard.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Cooke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aramide Oteh.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aramide Oteh (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

    Liam Hogan (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Salford City. Adam Rooney tries a through ball, but Jake Jervis is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Cooke.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Oscar Threlkeld.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

  13. Post update

    Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 1, Salford City 1. Adam Rooney (Salford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Reeves.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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