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Stevenage 1-1 Bradford City

First-half goals from Luke Norris and Clayton Donaldson meant play-off chasing pair Stevenage and Bradford had to settle for a point apiece.

Stevenage enjoyed the majority of the play in the first half and it was Norris who put them in front after 15 minutes.

His header from a Chris Lines corner proved too hot for Richard O'Donnell to handle, with the goalkeeper parrying the ball on to the crossbar and into the net.

But the visitors levelled very much against the run of play in the 27th minute when Connor Wood's cross was met by Donaldson, whose header looped over a stranded Jamie Cumming in the Stevenage goal.

Bradford started the second half the stronger, with substitute Billy Clarke close to scoring with his first touch, flashing an effort past a post from the edge of the area.

Boro had their chances too, Arthur Read seeing his effort cleared off the line by Niall Canavan after Elliott List's cutback, but neither side could find the crucial breakthrough.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forOsborneat 62'minutes
  • 28Martin
  • 19ReadSubstituted forAitchisonat 90'minutes
  • 26Pett
  • 40Lines
  • 3Coker
  • 36NorrisSubstituted forStevensat 66'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 17List

Substitutes

  • 4Vincelot
  • 8Osborne
  • 12Hutton
  • 13Johnson
  • 15Vancooten
  • 27Aitchison
  • 35Stevens

Bradford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 24Cousin-Dawson
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 86mins
  • 5Canavan
  • 23Wood
  • 6O'ConnorBooked at 19mins
  • 18Watt
  • 26ScalesSubstituted forClarkeat 62'minutes
  • 10DonaldsonSubstituted forRoweat 72'minutes
  • 17EvansSubstituted forVernamat 62'minutes
  • 29CookSubstituted forCrankshawat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stevens
  • 13Hornby
  • 15Vernam
  • 16Clarke
  • 25Sikora
  • 28Rowe
  • 31Crankshaw
Referee:
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Bradford City 1.

  3. Post update

    Jack Aitchison (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Finn Cousin-Dawson (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Crankshaw (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Rowe with a cross.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Aitchison replaces Arthur Read.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Elliott List (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

  14. Post update

    Elliott List (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Watt (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charles Vernam.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

  20. Post update

    Charles Vernam (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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