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Bradford City 1-1 Swindon Town

Alex Pritchard

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.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"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."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Jones
  • 23McArdleBooked at 84mins
  • 16McHugh
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forMcBurnieat 71'minutes
  • 4RavenhillSubstituted forDoyleat 71'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forYeatesat 28'minutesBooked at 47mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 12Ripley
  • 14Yeates
  • 22Bates
  • 24Doyle
  • 25Clarkson
  • 27McBurnie

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14McEveleySubstituted forStoreyat 45+1'minutes
  • 19Thompson
  • 22Ward
  • 5HallSubstituted forBrancoat 53'minutes
  • 15KasimSubstituted forGladwinat 74'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 33Ajose
  • 3Byrne
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 7Harley
  • 8Mason
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 39Gladwin
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
13,461

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

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

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bradford City).

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nathan Doyle.

Booking

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

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

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

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

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

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

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

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Yaser Kasim.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nathan Doyle replaces Richard Ravenhill.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Garry Thompson.

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

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

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

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2315441749
2Leyton Orient2314632548
3Wolves2314632148
4Preston2312831044
5Peterborough231238839
6Rotherham231085838
7Port Vale231139036
8Swindon231049934
9Walsall23977434
10Bradford237106931
11MK Dons22949431
12Coventry231166829
13Crawley23788-529
14Colchester23698-427
15Carlisle237610-1227
16Gillingham247512-1026
17Sheff Utd236710-725
18Oldham226610-524
19Shrewsbury235810-423
20Tranmere236512-1623
21Bristol City234109-322
22Crewe235612-2621
23Stevenage235414-2019
24Notts County245316-1118
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