Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.
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.
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.
- 8SpearingBooked at 24mins
- 17TrotterSubstituted forThorpeat 69'minutes
- 6VelaBooked at 37mins
- 24HenryBooked at 72minsSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
- 22AmeobiSubstituted forCloughat 70'minutes
- 9ProctorBooked at 60mins
- 7MarshallBooked at 85mins
- 18McNultySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 62'minutes
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.
Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).
Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mark Marshall (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Mark Marshall (Bradford City) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).
Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces James Henry.
Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Hand ball by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).
Hand ball by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).
James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.