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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bradford City

Phil Parkinson's current and former clubs slugged out a 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium to keep Bolton and Bradford among the League One pacesetters.

In the first meeting between the teams since 1998, Parkinson's Bolton created the best of a shortage of goalscoring opportunities.

But the visitors, roared on by 4,388 fans in a bumper 17,486 attendance, ground out a fifth successive league draw.

Bolton's clearest chance of breaking the deadlock arguably came in the opening 20 seconds as Colin Doyle beat away a shot from Sammy Ameobi.

REACTION: Bradford City boss Stuart McCall speaks to BBC Radio Leeds

Former Bradford favourite Jamie Proctor headed over and Doyle saved from Ameobi again before Mark Marshall forced Mark Howard into a rare save 11 minutes before half-time.

The second half was similarly cagey, with James Henry and substitute Zach Clough going close as Bolton again shaded the contest in terms of possession and territory.

Bradford finished strongly but weak efforts from Marshall and substitute Jordy Hiwula were comfortably dealt with by Howard.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 33Howard
  • 2Buxton
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Moxey
  • 8SpearingBooked at 24mins
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forThorpeat 69'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 37mins
  • 24HenryBooked at 72minsSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
  • 22AmeobiSubstituted forCloughat 70'minutes
  • 9ProctorBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 10Clough
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Wilson
  • 32Thorpe

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doyle
  • 2Darby
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7MarshallBooked at 85mins
  • 14Cullen
  • 8Dieng
  • 4Law
  • 18McNultySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 62'minutes
  • 10Clarke

Substitutes

  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
17,486

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Mark Marshall (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Mark Marshall (Bradford City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces James Henry.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

  18. Booking

    James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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