Gillingham 0-0 Bradford

Gillingham were forced to settle for a point against struggling Bradford.

The Gills came close to taking an early lead when Jo Kuffour's deflected acrobatic effort hit the woodwork.

James Hanson forced a good save from home keeper Ross Flitney before wastefully thumping the rebound over the crossbar.

Bantams sub Nahki Wells had his effort chalked off for offisde before the visitors survived late pressure to claim a point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

Andy Hessenthaler

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We never got going - Hessenthaler

"We didn't start at all well, didn't get going. The only real good spell we had was a 10-minute spell in the latter part of the first half.

"We didn't earn the right to play. The ball spent too much time in the air and we have to give Bradford a lot of credit as well.

"The good thing is we didn't get beat. We kept the unbeaten run going, we've gone up a place but we're disappointed with the performance."

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

We had the best chances - Parkinson

"This job - it's a massive challenge probably bigger than I thought. You've got to keep fighting in this game because no-one is going to feel sorry for you.

"The only people that can turn it round yourselves and the group of players you are working with.

"I've just said to the team I don't want to have to keep on responding, I want to build on performances and that's what we've got to do."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Gillingham

  • 01 Flitney
  • 03 Frampton
  • 06 Richards
  • 12 Martin
  • 15 Lawrence Booked
  • 04 Lee
  • 08 Payne
  • 10 Weston
  • 09 Kedwell (Montrose - 79' )
  • 29 Nouble (Payne - 84' )
  • 33 Kuffour

Substitutes

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 16 Fish
  • 19 Montrose
  • 11 Oli
  • 23 Payne

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Ramsden
  • 06 Oliver
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies
  • 04 Flynn
  • 14 Ravenhill Booked
  • 32 Reid
  • 09 Hanson
  • 10 Hannah (Wells - 70' )
  • 39 Fagan

Substitutes

  • 34 Duke
  • 16 Mitchell
  • 24 Moore
  • 35 Devitt
  • 21 Wells
Ref: Williamson
Att: 7,074

Match Stats

Shots

4 10

On target

2 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:24

Andy Frampton challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

88:36

Corner taken by Kyel Reid played to the near post, clearance by Joe Martin.

85:46

Unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by Garry Richards results in a free kick. Kyel Reid restarts play with the free kick.

83:44 Substitution

Substitution Stefan Payne is brought on as a substitute for Frank Nouble.

82:50

Effort from outside the box by Nahki Wells goes wide right of the target.

81:11

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Lee, clearance by Marcel Seip.

79:58

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line, save made by Ross Flitney.

77:40 Substitution

Substitution Danny Kedwell leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Montrose.

77:40

Corner taken by Joe Martin from the right by-line, clearance made by Andrew Davies. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Charlie Lee from the left by-line to the near post, Joe Martin produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

77:16

Unfair challenge on Andy Frampton by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Joe Martin takes the direct free kick.

75:56

Marcel Seip produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

75:23

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Ross Flitney makes a save.

74:35

Nahki Wells is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

69:23

Short corner worked by Michael Flynn.

69:23 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells comes on in place of Ross Hannah.

68:18

The offside flag is raised against James Hanson. Direct free kick taken by Andy Frampton.

66:41

Joe Martin takes the direct free kick. Effort on goal by Charlie Lee from 12 yards. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

66:41 Booking

Booking Richard Ravenhill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

66:35

Unfair challenge on Frank Nouble by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick.

62:02

Corner taken by Michael Flynn from the left by-line, save made by Ross Flitney.

61:36

Effort on goal by Michael Flynn from long range goes over the bar.

60:03

Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

59:18

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.

58:47

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Matt Lawrence gets a block in.

55:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Curtis Weston. Kyel Reid produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

54:27

Foul by Luke Oliver on Danny Kedwell, free kick awarded. Joe Martin restarts play with the free kick.

54:05

James Hanson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

53:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Matt Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Michael Flynn.

52:21

Outswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid from the left by-line, Luke Oliver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Richards. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

52:01

Garry Richards fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

47:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Lee, save by Jon McLaughlin.

45:10

Jo Kuffour fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Lee takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:55

The official flags Danny Kedwell offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

43:48

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Nouble. Frank Nouble takes the free kick.

43:35

Craig Fagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin. Andy Frampton takes the free kick.

41:16

The offside flag is raised against Ross Hannah. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

40:42

Michael Flynn fouled by Charlie Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

30:02

Curtis Weston fouled by Craig Fagan, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Lee takes the free kick.

28:51

Headed effort from the edge of the area by James Hanson goes wide of the right-hand post.

27:40

James Hanson takes a shot. Ross Flitney makes a save. Effort on goal by James Hanson from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

26:32

Corner taken by Joe Martin from the right by-line, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.

24:57

The referee blows for offside against Ross Hannah. Direct free kick taken by Garry Richards.

22:52

Foul by Jack Payne on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

20:04

Free kick taken by Kyel Reid.

20:04 Booking

Booking Matt Lawrence is booked.

19:54

Matt Lawrence challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:01

James Hanson fouled by Garry Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the direct free kick.

13:24

James Hanson challenges Garry Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Richards takes the direct free kick.

12:14

Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Danny Kedwell results in a free kick. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.

10:26

Charlie Lee challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.

9:58

Kyel Reid challenges Matt Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

6:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Kedwell on Luke Oliver. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

4:48

James Hanson challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Martin takes the direct free kick.

4:01

Richard Ravenhill takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Richards.

2:14

Foul by Ross Hannah on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

1:32

Shot by Jo Kuffour from inside the penalty area bounces off the post.

0:11

Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Fagan. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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