Match ends, Bradford City 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Bradford City recovered from their humiliating defeat at Blackpool by taking a hard-earned point from a fiercely-fought goalless draw with 10-man Shrewsbury Town at Valley Parade.
The third-placed visitors lost Omar Beckles, who had been booked in the first half, to a red card for his reckless tackle on former Shrewsbury defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival in the 60th minute.
Shrewsbury enjoyed the game's first attempt, Colin Doyle pushing away Alex Rodman's 20-yard effort in the sixth minute, but after that visiting goalkeeper Dean Henderson made two crucial saves in the space of three minutes to prevent Bradford from going in front.
Stephen Warnock's cross from the left found Charlie Wyke unmarked just beyond the far post and the striker headed the ball back into the middle where Alex Gilliead reacted first to deliver a goalbound shot which Henderson did well to turn over the crossbar in the ninth minute.
The resulting corner was not properly cleared and Henderson was forced to concede another corner as he turned away Warnock's shot.
Bradford continued to look the more dangerous side, but there was an anxious moment for them in the 37th minute when Shaun Whalley found Jon Nolan in a great position with a long pass from the right.
Nolan looked to be a certain scorer, but Doyle managed to stop his goalbound shot with his legs.
Whalley also supplied another good chance for Nolan in the 56th minute, but Doyle dived to turn away his goalbound shot.
Wyke had the chance to win the game for Bradford in the 73rd minute, but he headed narrowly over from Tony McMahon's cross.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 15WarnockSubstituted forChicksenat 73'minutes
- 8DiengBooked at 31mins
- 21BrunkerSubstituted forPatrickat 76'minutes
- 22NsialaBooked at 41mins
- 6BecklesBooked at 60mins
- 16MorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 63'minutes
- 7WhalleyBooked at 90mins
- 45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 81'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Carlton Morris.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).
Attempt missed. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tyrell Robinson.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mat Sadler.
Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).
Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).
Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Callum Guy (Bradford City).
Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Stefan Payne.
Alex Gilliead (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).