Cheltenham and Bradford played out a drab goalless draw as both teams prepare for the League Two play-offs.

The home side created the best of the chances, but rarely tested Bantams keeper Matt Duke.

Bradford had Andrew Davies sent off for a second booking after an hour meaning he will miss the first leg of their play-off tie against Burton.

Marlon Pack hit the post with a header for the Robins while Duke saved well from Shaun Harrad late on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The league table doesn't lie. After 46 games we're right up there with the best, but unfortunately we haven't managed to get what we wanted today.

"This morning we all woke up wanting that third sport. That hasn't happened for us but by the time the players leave this evening, we'll be back to work and ready to go again.

"We've got Northampton away and at home, two really tough games and we know what's coming and we're prepared for it. We don't need to re-group, we're on a great run here and we've got some terrific players.

"If you get 20 clean sheets then I suppose you should be getting automatic promotion but it's a strange league this year."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Jones Booked
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati
  • 27 Hector
  • 07 Pack
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 16 Penn Booked (Deering - 78' )
  • 25 Taylor (Benson - 67' )
  • 23 Mohamed
  • 29 Harrison (Harrad - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 02 Lowe
  • 04 Carter
  • 08 Deering
  • 09 Duffy
  • 14 Harrad
  • 19 Benson

Bradford

  • 12 Duke
  • 02 Darby
  • 05 Davies Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 16 McHugh
  • 22 Nelson
  • 04 Ravenhill
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 24 Doyle
  • 10 Gray Booked (Thompson - 78' )
  • 17 Connell (McArdle - 62' )
  • 20 Hines

Substitutes

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 Meredith
  • 23 McArdle
  • 11 Thompson
  • 18 Jones
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 5,888

Match Stats

Shots

13 3

On target

4 2

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:05

The referee blows for offside. Steve Elliott takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:05

Effort from outside the penalty box by Sam Deering goes wide left of the goal.

88:44

Effort from deep inside the area by Jermaine McGlashan clears the bar.

87:16

Corner taken by Zavon Hines, Kaid Mohamed manages to make a clearance.

85:48

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

84:43

Michael Hector takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

83:45

Foul by Garry Thompson on Steve Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

80:55

Zavon Hines takes the free kick.

80:55 Booking

Booking The referee shows Billy Jones a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricky Ravenhill by Billy Jones.

80:01

The referee blows for offside against Paul Benson. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

78:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Billy Jones, Marlon Pack produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Russell Penn goes off and Sam Deering comes on.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Garry Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Gray.

76:01

Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

76:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Russell Penn a yellow card.

75:55

Russell Penn challenges Zavon Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75:07

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Will Atkinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

72:26

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

71:22 Substitution

Substitution Byron Harrison leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Harrad.

71:22

Effort on goal by Russell Penn from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

70:42

Byron Harrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

70:08

Andy Gray is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

69:39

Paul Benson takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

67:34

The offside flag is raised against Paul Benson. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

66:29 Substitution

Substitution Paul Benson replaces Jason Taylor.

64:51

Effort on goal by Byron Harrison from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

63:45

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

63:45 Booking

Booking Andy Gray receives a yellow card.

63:36

Andy Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed.

61:29 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Rory McArdle coming on for Alan Connell.

59:21

Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

59:21 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Andrew Davies a red card.

59:01

Foul by Andrew Davies on Jermaine McGlashan, free kick awarded.

55:30

The ball is swung over by Alan Connell.

50:24

Stephen Darby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

48:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Gray. Steve Elliott takes the indirect free kick.

47:51

The ball is swung over by Zavon Hines, save made by Scott Brown.

45:23

Andy Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:11

Marlon Pack fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

43:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones.

43:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Atkinson on Jermaine McGlashan. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

40:56

Jason Taylor challenges Nathan Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

38:57

Corner taken by Kaid Mohamed, clearance made by Matt Duke.

37:31

Billy Jones takes the free kick.

37:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Andrew Davies a yellow card.

36:32

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Harrison.

33:28

Nathan Doyle takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Marlon Pack makes a clearance.

32:54

Unfair challenge on Carl McHugh by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

31:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nathan Doyle played to the near post, clearance by Marlon Pack.

30:59

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Hector.

27:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Taylor on Zavon Hines. Nathan Doyle shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Carl McHugh.

26:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Zavon Hines. Billy Jones fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

22:11

Jason Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

20:04

Inswinging corner taken by Kaid Mohamed from the left by-line.

18:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Michael Nelson. Shot comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick, Matt Duke makes a comfortable save.

17:53

Sido Jombati has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

16:56

Close range header by Kaid Mohamed goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:30

Unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Nathan Doyle results in a free kick. Billy Jones takes the free kick.

14:59

Steve Elliott has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

13:59

Unfair challenge on Sido Jombati by Zavon Hines results in a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

13:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Marlon Pack. Michael Hector takes the free kick.

6:42

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.

4:06

The offside flag is raised against Andy Gray. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Brown.

3:18

Zavon Hines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn. Michael Hector takes the direct free kick.

0:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Taylor on Will Atkinson. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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