Ten-man Rochdale held on to claim a point against Bradford.

Bobby Grant was sent off for a challenge on Rory McArdle after 34 minutes, which sparked a heated exchange between managers John Coleman and Phil Parkinson.

Home goalkeeper Josh Lillis saved a glancing header from Luke Oliver and Ricky Ravenhill's drive as the Bantams piled on the pressure.

An Andrew Davies shot was also cleared off the line by Dale's Joe Rafferty.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Manchester:

"To be honest, I thought we defended better with 10 men than we did with 11.

"Bradford are a good side and they put us under pressure in the first 20 minutes, and we didn't really get too many chances around their box.

"I can't comment on the sending-off because I was complaining. I thought we should have had a foul before that.

"But by all accounts it was deserved and we're not going to try and defend people. We've had a word with Bobby and we'll have another word with him when we show him the video."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty Booked
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 07 Kennedy (Putterill - 86' )
  • 08 Tutte
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 15 Adebola
  • 22 Grant Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 13 Putterill
  • 23 Craney
  • 20 Curran

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 Davies
  • 06 Oliver
  • 23 McArdle
  • 04 Ravenhill (Thompson - 74' )
  • 07 Reid (Hines - 26' Booked )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 24 Doyle
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Connell - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 16 McHugh
  • 08 Jones
  • 11 Thompson
  • 17 Connell
  • 20 Hines
Ref: Adcock
Att: 3,461

Match Stats

Shots

6 20

On target

1 9

Corners

5 7

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

92:59 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:14

Effort from outside the penalty box by Alan Connell goes wide left of the goal.

90:00 +1:29

Alan Connell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +0:09

Foul by Dele Adebola on Andrew Davies, free kick awarded. Nathan Doyle takes the free kick.

89:31

Will Atkinson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

88:43

James Hanson challenges Ryan Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

87:17

Effort on goal by Zavon Hines from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Jason Kennedy leaves the field to be replaced by Ray Putterill.

85:15

Rory McArdle produces a cross.

83:03

Corner taken by Zavon Hines from the left by-line, Andrew Davies takes a shot. Clearance by Joe Rafferty.

82:46

Will Atkinson takes a inswinging corner.

82:29

Garry Thompson takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Edwards.

81:06 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells goes off and Alan Connell comes on.

79:34

Luke Oliver challenges Dele Adebola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

79:01

Outswinging corner taken by Will Atkinson from the left by-line played to the near post.

77:12

Zavon Hines is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

76:50

Will Atkinson decides to take the corner short.

76:14

Phil Edwards has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

75:44

Short corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line.

74:40

Nathan Doyle crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by Will Atkinson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

74:00 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Garry Thompson coming on for Ricky Ravenhill.

72:34

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy, Ricky Ravenhill manages to make a clearance.

70:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Atkinson, Dele Adebola makes a clearance.

68:38

A cross is delivered by Zavon Hines, clearance by George Donnelly.

68:04

The ball is delivered by James Meredith, Ryan Edwards manages to make a clearance.

67:46

Will Atkinson crosses the ball.

65:41

Zavon Hines produces a cross.

64:30

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

61:47

Will Atkinson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

60:26

Nahki Wells challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Rafferty takes the direct free kick.

59:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Joe Rafferty for unsporting behaviour.

59:30

Foul by Joe Rafferty on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Zavon Hines takes the free kick.

58:35

Rory McArdle crosses the ball.

57:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory McArdle. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

56:34

Unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by Rhys Bennett results in a free kick. Nahki Wells takes the direct free kick.

54:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Will Atkinson.

53:57

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Kennedy.

53:24

A cross is delivered by Andrew Tutte, Ricky Ravenhill makes a clearance.

52:43

Andrew Davies takes a shot.

51:10

James Meredith delivers the ball, Rhys Bennett makes a clearance.

49:08

Corner taken by Will Atkinson.

48:50

Ricky Ravenhill takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

45:38

A cross is delivered by Will Atkinson, Ricky Ravenhill produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:58 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +3:34

Corner taken by Jason Kennedy, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

45:00 +2:16

Outswinging corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the right by-line.

45:00 +0:26

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in.

42:58

Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

41:55

A cross is delivered by Rory McArdle, Rhys Bennett makes a clearance.

41:04

Phil Edwards produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

40:18

Joe Rafferty takes the direct free kick.

40:18 Booking

Booking The referee books Zavon Hines for unsporting behaviour.

40:08

Zavon Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Edwards.

39:38

The ball is delivered by Rory McArdle, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

38:37

Phil Edwards fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Bennett takes the direct free kick.

37:26

Dele Adebola fouled by Andrew Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Rafferty restarts play with the free kick, Effort from deep inside the area by George Donnelly clears the bar.

34:34

Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

34:34 Dismissal

Dismissal Bobby Grant is shown a red card for violent conduct.

34:18

Bobby Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Atkinson.

32:28

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, clearance by Will Atkinson.

31:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

30:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Andrew Davies. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

27:37

Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Andrew Tutte results in a free kick. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

26:18

Joe Rafferty challenges Zavon Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zavon Hines takes the free kick, Luke Oliver takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

25:38

Foul by Dele Adebola on Andrew Davies, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

24:54 Substitution

Substitution Zavon Hines joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyel Reid.

24:54

Kevin McIntyre fouled by Andrew Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

24:08

Nahki Wells sends in a cross, James Hanson takes a shot.

16:49

Centre by Joe Rafferty, save made by Jon McLaughlin.

14:24

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by James Hanson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

13:56

Dele Adebola is caught offside. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

13:41

The ball is sent over by Kyel Reid, save by Josh Lillis.

11:59

Shot from close range by Jason Kennedy misses to the right of the target.

11:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant by Nathan Doyle. Andrew Tutte restarts play with the free kick.

10:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy, comfortable save by Jon McLaughlin.

10:02

Centre by Kevin McIntyre.

8:27

Dele Adebola is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

7:55

Kyel Reid sends in a cross, save by Josh Lillis.

6:22

Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.

6:05

The ball is crossed by Ryan Edwards.

5:37

The ball is swung over by Will Atkinson, save by Josh Lillis.

3:36

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre.

3:06

Foul by James Meredith on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Rafferty.

1:55

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Dele Adebola, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Bobby Grant from the free kick, Jon McLaughlin gets a block in.

0:51

George Donnelly produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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