League Two strugglers Bristol Rovers led three times but had to settle for a draw against Bradford.

Guy Branston scored with his first ever touch as a Rovers player to head them in front against his old side but Nahki Wells levelled from a tight angle.

Tom Eaves struck with a low drive before Carl McHugh headed in for 2-2.

Michael Smith's volley put Rovers in front again only for James Hanson to nod in an equaliser before Nathan Doyle and Wayne Brown saw red.

The pair were involved in an ugly touchline scuffle which saw Bradford's Doyle sent straight off and Rovers' Brown receive a second yellow card.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (2)

Bristol Rovers

  • 28 Walker
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Woodards
  • 05 Kenneth
  • 34 Branston
  • 03 Paterson
  • 21 Brown Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 25 Clucas Booked
  • 16 Anyinsah Booked
  • 27 Riordan
  • 32 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 14 Brown
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 08 Gill
  • 15 Norburn
  • 33 Santos
  • 18 Harding

Bradford

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 16 McHugh Booked
  • 23 McArdle
  • 11 Thompson (Jones - 77' )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones
  • 24 Doyle Dismissed
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Connell - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 25 Naylor
  • 04 Ravenhill
  • 08 Jones
  • 15 Forsyth
  • 26 Turgott
  • 17 Connell
Ref: Phillips
Att: 5,092

Match Stats

Shots

6 17

On target

5 11

Corners

4 11

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +11:59 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +10:46

Unfair challenge on Alan Connell by Guy Branston results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Jones from right channel, clearance by Danny Woodards.

90:00 +6:55

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Jones, clearance made by Guy Branston.

90:00 +6:55 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee sends off Wayne Brown for second bookable offence.

90:00 +5:43 Dismissal

Dismissal Nathan Doyle is sent off by the referee.

90:00 +4:06

James Meredith fouled by Wayne Brown, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:42

Tom Eaves is ruled offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

87:35

Gary Jones crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Guy Branston. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line.

87:35 Booking

Booking Seanan Clucas is given a yellow card.

87:11

Will Atkinson fouled by Seanan Clucas, the ref awards a free kick.

86:01

Ritchie Jones crosses the ball, clearance made by Guy Branston. Corner taken by Gary Jones, Jim Paterson makes a clearance.

84:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seanan Clucas by Nathan Doyle. Derek Riordan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

83:55

Unfair challenge on Derek Riordan by Ritchie Jones results in a free kick. Jim Paterson takes the direct free kick.

83:25

Matt Duke takes the free kick.

83:25 Booking

Booking Joe Anyinsah is shown a yellow card.

83:18

Joe Anyinsah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Duke.

81:54 Substitution

Substitution Alan Connell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nahki Wells.

80:56

Garry Kenneth fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

79:57

Tom Eaves crosses the ball, Carl McHugh gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jim Paterson, clearance by James Hanson. Ritchie Jones fouled by Seanan Clucas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

78:50 Booking

Booking Carl McHugh goes into the book.

77:49

Seanan Clucas challenges James Hanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

76:28 Substitution

Substitution Ritchie Jones replaces Garry Thompson.

73:02

Rory McArdle delivers the ball, Guy Branston makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Jones, Effort from close range by Carl McHugh goes wide left of the target.

71:41

Joe Anyinsah challenges Carl McHugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

69:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston by James Hanson. Guy Branston restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Eaves. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

67:15

Assist on the goal came from Garry Thompson.

67:15 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bristol R 3 - 3 Bradford James Hanson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bristol Rovers 3-3 Bradford.

67:04

The ball is swung over by Garry Thompson,

66:19

The ball is crossed by Stephen Darby, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.

65:02

Tom Eaves delivers the ball, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

61:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Smith - Bristol R 3 - 2 Bradford A goal is scored by Michael Smith from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 3-2 Bradford.

60:19

James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

59:20

The ball is swung over by Jim Paterson, save by Matt Duke.

54:41

The assist for the goal came from Gary Jones.

54:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl McHugh - Bristol R 2 - 2 Bradford Carl McHugh finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bristol Rovers 2-2 Bradford.

54:05

James Meredith delivers the ball, clearance by Guy Branston. Nathan Doyle produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 25 yards. Danny Woodards gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line,

52:46

Nathan Doyle crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Sam Walker.

52:46 Booking

Booking Wayne Brown receives a yellow card.

52:41

Wayne Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones.

48:29

Garry Thompson fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Jones, Danny Woodards makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, James Hanson takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, clearance made by Tom Eaves. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Jones, clearance by Guy Branston.

47:41

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

45:56

Garry Thompson sends in a cross, clearance by Seanan Clucas.

45:10

Garry Thompson has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:45

A cross is delivered by Garry Thompson, Sam Walker makes a save.

43:40

Unfair challenge on Guy Branston by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

42:32

The ball is delivered by James Meredith, Shot from deep inside the area by Garry Thompson clears the bar.

40:49

Effort on goal by Nahki Wells from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

40:17

James Meredith crosses the ball, save by Sam Walker.

39:23

The referee blows for offside against Tom Eaves. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

37:19

Garry Thompson takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Guy Branston. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones played to the near post, Jim Paterson makes a clearance.

34:35

Joe Anyinsah fouled by Will Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Jim Paterson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Carl McHugh makes a clearance.

33:50

Inswinging corner taken by Jim Paterson, clearance by James Hanson.

33:31

Shot by Joe Anyinsah. Blocked by Carl McHugh.

32:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Eaves - Bristol R 2 - 1 Bradford Tom Eaves fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Bradford.

31:00

Garry Thompson produces a cross, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.

29:21

A cross is delivered by Will Atkinson.

27:53

Assist on the goal came from Will Atkinson.

27:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bristol R 1 - 1 Bradford A goal is scored by Nahki Wells from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bradford.

26:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Eaves by Stephen Darby. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

25:33

The ball is crossed by Seanan Clucas.

24:56

The ball is sent over by Joe Anyinsah, Rory McArdle gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jim Paterson, James Hanson manages to make a clearance.

24:09

Will Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Woodards. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

23:01

Gary Jones takes the inswinging corner, Jim Paterson manages to make a clearance.

21:23

Tom Eaves is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

21:04

Tom Eaves fouled by Carl McHugh, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.

18:33

The ball is sent over by James Meredith, clearance made by Guy Branston.

17:37

The ball is crossed by Nahki Wells, Effort from deep inside the area by James Hanson misses to the right of the target.

17:17

Centre by Jim Paterson, Carl McHugh makes a clearance.

15:24

The ball is crossed by Jim Paterson, Tom Eaves takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

14:05

James Hanson sends in a cross, clearance by Jim Paterson.

13:09

Gary Jones takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.

12:45

Nahki Wells has an effort at goal. Blocked by Garry Kenneth.

11:10

Garry Thompson sends in a cross, Danny Woodards makes a clearance.

9:38

Will Atkinson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

8:57

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Kenneth. Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line, clearance by Tom Eaves.

5:27

Derek Riordan sends in a cross, clearance by James Meredith.

3:47

The ball is swung over by James Meredith, blocked by Garry Kenneth.

3:23

The ball is sent over by Gary Jones, Joe Anyinsah gets a block in.

2:22

Joe Anyinsah concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Doyle. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

1:19

Assist on the goal came from Jim Paterson.

1:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Branston - Bristol R 1 - 0 Bradford Guy Branston finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Bradford.

0:28

Jim Paterson produces a cross, blocked by Gary Jones. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jim Paterson,

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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