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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Salford City 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Chris Taylor replaces Harry Pritchard.

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

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

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Foul by Aramide Oteh (Bradford City).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

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.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Dylan Connolly.

Attempt saved. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aramide Oteh.

Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Hogan (Salford City).

Joey Jones (Salford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Hand ball by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City).

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

Attempt missed. Liam Hogan (Salford City) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Conway following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Reeves (Bradford City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Joey Jones replaces Lois Maynard.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ibou Touray with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Reeves following a fast break.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Conway (Salford City).

goal

As It Stood

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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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