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Bradford City 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Bradford and Oldham cancelled each other out in a goalless draw at Valley Parade.

It was the fourth meeting between the clubs this season, Oldham having beaten Bradford in the three previous matches - in the League, FA Cup and EFL Trophy.

The Bantams have now gained only two points from their last four matches having won their previous five.

Bradford began brightly and Danny Rowe, who joined them from Oldham in the January transfer window, tested keeper Laurie Walker with a 25-yard shot in the ninth minute.

However, the visitors then took charge with a series of dangerous attacks, which caused the Bradford defence some anxious moments.

Leading scorer Conor McAleny latched on to a through pass in the 24th minute and unleashed a fierce shot which Richard O'Donnell managed to block at the near post. O'Donnell also saved another shot from McAleny and one from Davis Keillor-Dunn as Oldham continued to look the more threatening side.

Oldham continued to pose danger in the second half with McAleny and Harry Clarke going close while O'Donnell twice saved from substitute Dylan Bahamboula, the second effort a 25-yard free-kick.

Bradford's best effort was a sharp shot on the turn in the 73rd minute from Charles Vernam, which Walker dived to save.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 35mins
  • 5Canavan
  • 23Wood
  • 22SuttonBooked at 24mins
  • 18Watt
  • 31Crankshaw
  • 15VernamSubstituted forScalesat 81'minutes
  • 17Evans
  • 28RoweSubstituted forCookat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Donaldson
  • 12Stevens
  • 13Hornby
  • 14Foulds
  • 24Cousin-Dawson
  • 26Scales
  • 29Cook

Oldham

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 37Walker
  • 2Clarke
  • 5Piergianni
  • 15Jameson
  • 14Fage
  • 8Whelan
  • 25McCalmont
  • 23AdamsSubstituted forBadanat 72'minutes
  • 21HilßnerSubstituted forBahamboulaat 59'minutes
  • 18McAleny
  • 10Keillor-Dunn

Substitutes

  • 11Grant
  • 16Ntambwe
  • 20Badan
  • 22Diarra
  • 24Bahamboula
  • 27Da Silva
  • 33Bilboe
Referee:
Andy Haines

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Watt (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Andy Cook (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harry Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Clarke with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  9. Post update

    Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Kian Scales replaces Charles Vernam.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Crankshaw (Bradford City).

  14. Post update

    Davis Keillor-Dunn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charles Vernam (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Cook.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Andy Cook replaces Danny Rowe.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Andrea Badan replaces Nicky Adams.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor McAleny.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City).

  20. Post update

    Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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