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Carlisle United 0-0 Bradford City

Bradford City extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 0-0 draw against Carlisle but they missed chances that might have turned one point into all three.

Chris Taylor hit the post in the first half and Paudie O'Connor wasted an outstanding chance late on for the Bantams as struggling Carlisle finished the game happier with the draw.

An even first half failed to produce any goals, although both sides had chances from long range, with Nathan Thomas Carlisle's main danger man.

His shot from just outside the penalty area had City goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell scrambling across his line as it flew just wide of the left-hand post and Thomas again occupied three defenders before firing a right-foot effort that was straight at O'Donnell.

Taylor, a late Bradford change - coming in for Harry Pritchard, came close to opening the scoring in the 32nd minute with a solo run through the middle and shot which had Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin beaten but rebounded back into play off the foot of the keeper's right-hand post.

Collin had to be on his mettle in the 62nd minute to parry Callum Cooke's shot from inside the area before Carlisle responded with a chance for substitute Harry McKirdy, whose effort to find the far right corner of the goal was thwarted by O'Donnell's outstretched leg.

Aramide Oteh skimmed the bar with Collin wrong-footed, but the home goalkeeper was in position to beat away a bullet of a shot from Kelvin Mellor as City tried to turn the screw on their hosts.

The best chance of the game fell to O'Connor six minutes from time but, with the goal gaping, he skied his shot over the bar from seven yards out.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Collin
  • 6HaydenBooked at 55mins
  • 17WebsterBooked at 65mins
  • 23Branthwaite
  • 14Jones
  • 8Jones
  • 4CarrollSubstituted forLoftat 76'minutes
  • 10Scougall
  • 28SagafSubstituted forMcKirdyat 62'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forOlomolaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 5Mellish
  • 11McKirdy
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Gray
  • 24Olomola
  • 25Loft

Bradford

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 26CookeBooked at 90mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 16Palmer
  • 29TaylorSubstituted forGibsonat 76'minutes
  • 23Wood
  • 19ConnollySubstituted forMcCartanat 70'minutes
  • 25OtehSubstituted forVaughanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vaughan
  • 14McCartan
  • 17Gibson
  • 18Anderson
  • 22Henley
  • 24Devine
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
6,039

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

  4. Booking

    Callum Cooke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Callum Cooke (Bradford City).

  6. Post update

    Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

    James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gethin Jones (Carlisle United).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Olufela Olomola replaces Nathan Thomas.

  12. Post update

    Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Vaughan.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Aaron Hayden.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Bradford City. Connor Wood tries a through ball, but Shay McCartan is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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