Alex Pritchard earned an away point for Swindon at Bradford City with a superb second-half goal.

The home side went ahead after 16 minutes through defender Rory McArdle's header following a Gary Jones corner.

But Swindon equalised through 20-year-old Pritchard, a Tottenham loanee, who weaved his way through the defence before firing home a left-footed shot.

Both sides came close to a winner, with Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham denying substitute Nathan Doyle at the end.

Striker Nile Ranger did not feature on the Swindon team sheet, having been left off by manager Mark Cooper following his absence from training on Friday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm a little bit frustrated. I thought we could have won the game.

"I thought in the first half we were really good and we felt hard done by going in 1-0 down.

"In the second half, up until we scored, we were completely dominant - we scored a great goal.

"On the whole we're pleased."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlan
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Meredith
  • 18 Jones
  • 23 McArdle Booked
  • 16 McHugh
  • 11 Thompson (McBurnie - 71' )
  • 04 Ravenhill (Doyle - 71' )
  • 21 Wells (Yeates - 28' Booked )
  • 09 Hanson
  • 07 Reid

Substitutes

  • 08 Kennedy
  • 12 Ripley
  • 14 Yeates
  • 22 Bates
  • 24 Doyle
  • 25 Clarkson
  • 27 McBurnie

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson Booked
  • 14 McEveley (Storey - 46' )
  • 19 Thompson
  • 22 Ward
  • 05 Hall (Branco - 53' )
  • 15 Kasim (Gladwin - 74' )
  • 04 Luongo
  • 33 Ajose
  • 03 Byrne
  • 11 Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 07 Harley
  • 08 Mason
  • 20 Storey
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 39 Gladwin
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 13,461

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

3 5

Corners

7 5

Fouls

18 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 1.

90:00 +6:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 1.

90:00 +5:33

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

90:00 +5:16

Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City).

90:00 +1:49

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:10

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90:00

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

87:50

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

87:11

Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:11

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

85:08

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:34

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nathan Doyle.

83:48 Booking

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

83:41

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

83:41

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:32

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

82:32

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:19

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

82:04

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

81:49

Attempt saved. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:11

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

81:11

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

80:31

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

80:31

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:13

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

80:13

Darren Ward (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:02

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

79:02

Darren Ward (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:40

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Yaser Kasim.

72:32

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

72:32

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Nathan Doyle replaces Richard Ravenhill.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Garry Thompson.

70:14

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

70:14

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:52

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:52

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

62:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 1. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

62:12

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City).

62:12

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:01

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

59:24

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:24

Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

58:47

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Raphael Rossi Branco replaces Grant Hall because of an injury.

52:25

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

51:41

Hand ball by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

46:02 Booking

Booking Mark Yeates (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

46:00

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:49

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

45:00

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +4:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +2:06

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

45:00 +2:06

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:14

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

45:00 +1:14

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:01

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

45:00 +0:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces James McEveley because of an injury.

39:54

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:01

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

39:01

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:55

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:40

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

35:28

Attempt blocked. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

32:11

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

31:27

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

30:18

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

30:18

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:42

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:17

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

27:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Nahki Wells because of an injury.

25:16

Attempt missed. Darren Ward (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

24:48

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City).

24:48

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:31

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

22:31

Foul by Grant Hall (Swindon Town).

20:12

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

19:27

Attempt saved. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

15:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 0. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Jones with a cross.

15:00

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Darren Ward.

14:54

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

13:59

Attempt missed. Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

12:54

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:39

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:31

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

6:28

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:28

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Bradford City).

3:00

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:59

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

1:17

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:43

Foul by Kyel Reid (Bradford City).

0:43

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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