League Cup semi-finalists Bradford lacked sharpness in front of goal as both sides settled for a point in an uninspiring match at the Globe Arena.

The visitors went closest in the first half when Barry Roche saved James Hanson's effort with his legs.

Roche kept out a long-range effort from Nahki Wells after the break and was again in the right place when Hanson wasted a great chance from six yards.

Sub Richard Brodie had Morecambe's best opening but headed over late on.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We're proving that we're hard to beat [at home].

"We knew we'd have to work hard and be strong because Bradford are doing well and they've got the confidence of the cup competitions.

"Both sets of players gave it their all. It wasn't great football-wise, but they certainly had a right good go at each other. A point was fair."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 08 Wright Booked
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond (Threlfall - 57' Booked )
  • 18 McDonald
  • 27 Redshaw (Reid - 84' )
  • 14 Burrow (Brodie - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining
  • 12 Parkinson
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 10 Brodie

Bradford

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith (Good - 46' )
  • 23 McArdle
  • 24 Doyle Booked
  • 04 Ravenhill Booked
  • 08 Jones
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 18 Jones (Reid - 73' )
  • 09 Hanson
  • 20 Hines (Wells - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 25 Naylor
  • 27 Good
  • 07 Reid
  • 26 Turgott
  • 17 Connell
  • 21 Wells
Ref: Lewis
Att: 3,635

Match Stats

Shots

4 15

On target

1 9

Corners

4 7

Fouls

18 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:29

Andrew Wright takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:29 Booking

Booking Nathan Doyle is booked.

90:00 +2:20

Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brodie.

90:00 +1:02

The ball is crossed by Kyel Reid, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

89:16

Richard Brodie challenges Stephen Darby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

89:07

The ball is crossed by Izak Reid.

87:46

Kyel Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

87:46 Booking

Booking The referee shows Andrew Wright a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87:24

Andrew Wright challenges Nahki Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:05

Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, Header by Curtis Good from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

84:43

Outswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

84:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Andrew Parrish. Kyel Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

83:21 Substitution

Substitution Izak Reid comes on in place of Jack Redshaw.

81:59

Corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid from the left by-line, clearance made by Gary McDonald.

80:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Rory McArdle. Centre by Lewis Alessandra, Headed effort from inside the area by Richard Brodie misses to the left of the target.

79:43

Kyel Reid fouled by Andrew Parrish, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, James Hanson takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

77:13

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kyel Reid.

77:13 Booking

Booking The referee shows Robbie Threlfall a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

76:58

Robbie Threlfall challenges Nahki Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:41

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Darby.

76:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line.

75:10

Ricky Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Alessandra. Andrew Wright crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

74:08

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

72:14 Substitution

Substitution Gary Jones goes off and Kyel Reid comes on.

71:19

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Kevin Ellison manages to make a clearance.

71:02

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

70:12

Foul by Richard Brodie on Ritchie Jones, free kick awarded. Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

68:37

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

68:37 Booking

Booking Ricky Ravenhill is shown a yellow card.

68:07

Ricky Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison.

67:52

Stephen Darby fouled by Kevin Ellison, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Darby takes the direct free kick.

67:31 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie comes on in place of Jordan Burrow.

67:09

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

66:47

Ritchie Jones crosses the ball, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

65:02

The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra.

64:26

Unfair challenge on Nicholas Fenton by James Hanson results in a free kick. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

64:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Good by Jordan Burrow. Free kick taken by Curtis Good.

63:20

Shot by Jack Redshaw from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

63:04

Unfair challenge on Nicholas Fenton by James Hanson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

62:11

Ricky Ravenhill sends in a cross.

60:53

The ball is delivered by Rory McArdle.

59:51

A cross is delivered by Andrew Parrish.

56:46 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Threlfall on for Stewart Drummond.

56:21

Rory McArdle has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

55:23

Foul by Gary McDonald on Stephen Darby, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

53:30

The ball is swung over by Gary Jones, save by Barry Roche.

51:53

The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison.

51:02

Kevin Ellison delivers the ball.

50:04

The ball is delivered by Nahki Wells.

48:23

Handball by Nahki Wells. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

47:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Jones, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

46:47

Floated corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Rory McArdle takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

45:33

Will Atkinson delivers the ball.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Nahki Wells coming on for Zavon Hines.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Good is brought on as a substitute for James Meredith.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:55

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Andrew Parrish results in a free kick. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:08

The ball is sent over by Andrew Parrish, Matt Duke makes a save.

44:56

The ball is crossed by Jack Redshaw, clearance by Rory McArdle.

43:23

Foul by Lewis Alessandra on Will Atkinson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

41:51

A cross is delivered by Stephen Darby, Barry Roche makes a save.

41:10

Unfair challenge on James Hanson by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

40:54

Kevin Ellison delivers the ball, save by Matt Duke.

40:21

Lewis Alessandra fouled by James Meredith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Parrish.

38:51

Stewart Drummond concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

37:05

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Jones, James Hanson takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

36:54

A cross is delivered by Zavon Hines, clearance by Christopher McCready.

35:59

Effort on goal by Stewart Drummond from just inside the area clears the bar.

35:13

Foul by James Meredith on Jordan Burrow, free kick awarded. Lewis Alessandra delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, James Hanson makes a clearance.

34:04

The referee gives a free kick against Ritchie Jones for handball. Andrew Wright takes the indirect free kick.

32:41

Effort from outside the penalty box by Will Atkinson goes wide right of the goal.

32:21

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Christopher McCready.

32:00

Kevin Ellison handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ricky Ravenhill takes the free kick.

29:20

The ball is sent over by Ricky Ravenhill, Kevin Ellison manages to make a clearance.

27:33

Ritchie Jones takes a shot. Andrew Wright gets a block in.

24:59

James Hanson challenges Kevin Ellison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stewart Drummond takes the free kick.

24:33

Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Jordan Burrow results in a free kick. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

24:23

A cross is delivered by Stephen Darby, clearance by Andrew Parrish.

20:14

Handball by James Hanson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis Alessandra, Nathan Doyle makes a clearance.

19:45

The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, clearance made by Rory McArdle.

18:23

Shot from just outside the box by Ritchie Jones misses to the right of the goal.

18:00

Rory McArdle fouled by Jordan Burrow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

17:40

The referee blows for offside against James Hanson. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

17:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Zavon Hines. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

16:05

Andrew Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson. The ball is sent over by Gary Jones, Header from deep inside the area by James Hanson goes over the bar.

14:14

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Nicholas Fenton manages to make a clearance.

13:54

James Hanson takes a shot. Christopher McCready gets a block in.

12:53

Centre by Andrew Wright, clearance by Nathan Doyle.

12:15

James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Alessandra. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

11:51

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Parrish.

11:04

Short corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line, Andrew Wright sends in a cross, James Hanson makes a clearance.

10:49

The ball is sent over by Andrew Parrish, clearance by Nathan Doyle.

9:27

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Stephen Darby.

8:48

Shot by Gary Jones. Save by Barry Roche.

8:35

The ball is crossed by James Meredith, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

5:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Burrow. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

3:39

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Lewis Alessandra, save by Matt Duke.

3:10

The referee penalises Stephen Darby for handball. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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