Bradford missed the chance to return to the play-off places after being held to a draw by in-form Oldham.

Nahki Wells hit the post for the Banthams from close range early on but he made no mistake in converting Garry Thompson's cross on 21 minutes.

But the lead lasted just two minutes as Jonson Clarke-Harris equalised with a superb drive into the roof of the net.

Bradford's Kyel Reid was booked for diving in the area, while Oldham went close through Michael Petrasso.

The result ends Oldham's four-match winning streak, although they are still unbeaten in seven home games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was an excellent game. It had a real derby feel to it.

"I thought in the second half we managed the game excellently and we kept possession. We probably didn't have enough chances for our possession but you've got to give credit to Bradford for that.

"I was really pleased with the way we won the ball back, particularly in the second half, very quickly. I think had we got another one, which we didn't, we probably could have gone on and demoralised them."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 26 Plummer Booked (Mellor - 64' )
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 03 Grounds
  • 19 Dayton (Rooney - 63' )
  • 08 Smith
  • 14 Clarke-Harris
  • 27 Philliskirk
  • 07 Schmeltz (Petrasso - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Rooney
  • 12 Mellor
  • 15 Winchester
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 20 Petrasso
  • 22 Belezika
  • 29 Rachubka

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlan
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 18 Jones
  • 22 Bates
  • 23 McArdle Booked
  • 11 Thompson (Yeates - 78' )
  • 24 Doyle
  • 21 Wells (McBurnie - 92' )
  • 09 Hanson Booked
  • 07 Reid Booked

Substitutes

  • 08 Kennedy
  • 12 Ripley
  • 14 Yeates
  • 15 Taylor
  • 17 Connell
  • 20 De Vita
  • 27 McBurnie
Ref: David Webb
Att: 7,180

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

3 1

Corners

8 6

Fouls

14 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

90:00 +2:35

Attempt blocked. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Nahki Wells.

90:00 +0:58

Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +0:28

Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:50

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:50

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

87:00

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:56

Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).

86:40

Attempt blocked. Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

84:53

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

84:53

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:32

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

80:32

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:34

Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:18

Attempt missed. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

78:59

Attempt blocked. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Garry Thompson.

76:27

Foul by Nahki Wells (Bradford City).

76:27

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:04

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

72:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Petrasso replaces Sidney Schmeltz.

72:07

Attempt blocked. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:27

Attempt missed. Sidney Schmeltz (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

69:00

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

68:35

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:35

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

66:12

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:28

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. David Mellor replaces Ellis Plummer.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adam Rooney replaces James Dayton.

61:55

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:55

Foul by Ellis Plummer (Oldham Athletic).

60:51

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

60:08

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:08

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

57:31 Booking

Booking Kyel Reid (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

57:19

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

56:16

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:16

Foul by Ellis Plummer (Oldham Athletic).

55:08

Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

54:20 Booking

Booking Ellis Plummer (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

54:16

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:16

Foul by Ellis Plummer (Oldham Athletic).

53:04

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

52:09

Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

51:41

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Garry Thompson.

50:59

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

48:23 Booking

Booking Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

48:06

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

48:06

Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

45:00 +1:34

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James Meredith.

44:55

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:55

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

44:26

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

44:26

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:35

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

42:38

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

42:38

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:00

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

40:00

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:35

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:35

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

38:37

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

36:17

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

35:41

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

33:42

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:25

Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:25

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

30:30

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:02

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:02

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

27:47

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

27:47

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:53

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

25:52 Booking

Booking James Hanson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

25:32

Dangerous play by James Hanson (Bradford City).

25:32

Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:33

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Bradford City 1. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Wesolowski.

20:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Bradford City 1. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Garry Thompson.

17:51

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

17:00

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:58

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

16:48

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

16:48

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:28

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

15:48

Attempt blocked. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:22

Nahki Wells (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

14:22

Foul by Matthew Bates (Bradford City).

14:22

Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:28

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

9:48

Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:03

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

7:21

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:21

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

4:19

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:19

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

3:35

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

3:35

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:55

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:09

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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