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Gillingham 1-1 Bradford City

Bradford remain undefeated in League One after taking a share of the points in a spirited draw with 10-man Gillingham.

Mark Marshall missed an early sight on goal for the Bantams as the game took 10 minutes to come to life.

Rory Donnelly's hold-up play and pass allowed young midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe to roll the ball into Cody McDonald's path, giving the Gills striker room for a powerful finish past Colin Doyle.

After a series of blocked shots, Bradford got a deserved equaliser on the half-hour mark in an increasingly open game as Jordy Hiwula flicked in a header from a corner with no man watching the far post.

A deciding goal never came in the second half despite Bradford midfielder Josh Cullen's fierce drive, and a Max Ehmer effort for the Gills from six yards out that was heroically blocked by the Bantams defence.

A second yellow card for Gills defender Ryan Jackson came too late to affect what was, on balance, a fair result.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bond
  • 2JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6OshilajaBooked at 44mins
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44Wright
  • 16Osadebe
  • 33Byrne
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forWagstaffat 57'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forPaskat 90+6'minutes
  • 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forListat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Knott
  • 18Pask
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3MeredithBooked at 54mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forMoraisat 76'minutes
  • 14Cullen
  • 8Dieng
  • 4Law
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forHansonat 77'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMcNultyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hanson
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
5,079

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Bradford City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pask replaces Cody McDonald.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Josh Pask (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) for a bad foul.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Mark Marshall.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Marc McNulty replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Scott Wagstaff replaces Rory Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 1, Bradford City 1.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton7430106415
2Scunthorpe64111771013
3Bradford734095413
4Fleetwood7331127512
5Millwall73311311212
6Peterborough73221510511
7Bury7322128411
8Northampton725085311
9Port Vale732298111
10Gillingham73221113-211
11Oxford Utd731388010
12Sheff Utd7313911-210
13Charlton62319729
14Chesterfield72239908
15MK Dons7223810-28
16Swindon622268-28
17Oldham714247-37
18Shrewsbury7214812-47
19Bristol Rovers512279-25
20Walsall6123710-35
21Wimbledon7124812-45
22Southend7124613-75
23Coventry704338-54
24Rochdale7034610-43
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