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Bradford City 1-1 Bury

Bradford staged a second-half fightback but were held to their fourth successive draw by struggling Bury, who are without a win in 14 matches.

The visitors, who ended a run of 12 defeats in a row with a goalless stalemate at Fleetwood on Boxing Day, went in front after 39 minutes when Scott Burgess latched on to a long through pass and lobbed the ball over the advancing Colin Doyle.

The goal came less than minute after Jordy Hiwula had missed Bradford's best chance.

Left-back Matt Kilgallon's cross was helped into his path but the on-loan striker saw his close range shot blocked.

Bradford began the second half brightly and deservedly equalised after 52 minutes, moments after Doyle had saved Burgess volley at the second attempt.

The ball was quickly cleared up field for James Hanson to head the ball into path of Hiwula. Ron Lainton saved Hiwula's shot but could not hold the ball and Nicky Law fired the rebound into the net to level the scores.

The home side continued to dominate but could not turn pressure into goals and substitute Mark McNulty twice missed good chances after Hanson headed the ball into his path and the tall striker also provided chances for Law and substitute Haris Vuckic, but their shots were off target.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 26Kilgallon
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forVuckicat 82'minutes
  • 14Cullen
  • 24DevineSubstituted forDiengat 73'minutes
  • 4Law
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMcNultyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 8Dieng
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 23McArdle

Bury

  • 13Lainton
  • 19Soares
  • 6Kay
  • 30Bedeau
  • 3Leigh
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forMellisat 68'minutes
  • 4Etuhu
  • 34Styles
  • 24Hope
  • 11Pope
  • 29MillerSubstituted forVaughanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 12Vaughan
  • 15Dudley
  • 18Mellis
  • 23Walker
  • 35Cooney
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
18,012

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamBury
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Bury 1.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Attempt missed. Haris Vuckic (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

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

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Haris Vuckic replaces Mark Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Daniel Devine.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jacob Bedeau.

Attempt blocked. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jacob Mellis replaces Scott Burgess.

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

Foul by Callum Styles (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. James Vaughan replaces George Miller.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt missed. Scott Burgess (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by George Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 1, Bury 1. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd24155443232050
2Bolton24154532151749
3Scunthorpe24146447222548
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2491232920939
6Southend2410863529638
7Peterborough23107637251237
8Fleetwood2410773528737
9Millwall2411493937237
10Bristol Rovers2410683940-136
11Wimbledon248883430432
12Charlton2471162925432
13Oxford Utd248792828031
14Walsall2471072631-531
15Northampton2486103434030
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2464143346-1322
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2448122135-1420
24Oldham2339111227-1518
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