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Bradford City 1-1 Gillingham

Cody McDonald's equaliser earned Gillingham a draw at Bradford as both sides stay level on points in the middle of League One.

The home side led early on through Aaron McLean's close-range half-volley, his first goal since joining the Bantams from Hull in January.

Bradford controlled the first half but Gillingham fought back after the break.

Gills substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa fed McDonald who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for a point.

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Post match: Gillingham boss Taylor

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a very disappointing goal for us to concede because we had the ball and tried to play a bit of football, but I think we just made the wrong decision and in the end lost it.

"We could get back in it if we stuck together and I think the boys certainly did that.

"Any game we play away from home, a point is good. There are certain games we play at home where a point is good so I'm very happy. That's three matches now unbeaten - that's good for us in our situation."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 6Drury
  • 4DolanSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 32Bennett
  • 24Doyle
  • 21McLeanSubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 11Thompson
  • 16McHugh
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 29Atkinson
  • 40Bentley

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forLeeat 45'minutes
  • 26Barrett
  • 6Legge
  • 27Fagan
  • 4Linganzi
  • 32PigottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 45'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 15Dack
  • 18Lee
  • 19Smith
  • 23Harriman
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
13,089

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Myles Weston.

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

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Jones replaces Matthew Dolan.

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

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

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Gillingham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Joe Pigott.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves35238464214377
2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Bristol City37915135459-542
16Coventry35149126463141
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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