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Bradford City 3-3 Plymouth Argyle

League One's bottom side Bradford City led three times at fellow strugglers Plymouth Argyle, but had to settle for point in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

The Bantams got off to a flying start when Jack Payne opened the scoring after four minutes.

Goalkeeper Matt Macey parried George Miller's shot into the path of Payne and he fired home from 10 yards.

Argyle's response was swift as striker Freddie Ladapo stooped to head in his 11th goal of the season from Graham Carey's right-wing cross in the 12th minute.

City regained the lead six minutes later as Payne struck again, thumping the ball in off the underside of the crossbar after Macey had twice denied David Ball.

Argyle levelled in the 50th minute when Ladapo put Joel Grant in on goal. Grant's first effort was saved but he followed in to bundle the ball over the line.

Bradford took the lead for a third time when Miller latched on to Eoin Doyle's looped pass forward to make it 3-2.

But Ladapo again levelled following a goalmouth scramble from Carey's corner in the 74th minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 5EdwardsSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 8Fox
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 16GrantBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLameirasat 77'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 24Grant
  • 42Purrington

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 6O'Connor
  • 15Mellor
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 64mins
  • 48HenrySubstituted forAkpanat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 40BallBooked at 90mins
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 61mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forColvilleat 87'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forO'Brienat 69'minutes
  • 12Miller

Substitutes

  • 4McGowan
  • 5O'Brien
  • 13Wilson
  • 18Brunker
  • 21Akpan
  • 24Devine
  • 36Colville
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
9,092

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Bradford City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Bradford City 3.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Booking

David Ball (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. George Miller (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Miller (Bradford City).

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Hope Akpan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

David Ball (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luca Colville replaces Jack Payne.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Hope Akpan replaces Karl Henry.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Joel Grant.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Bradford City 3. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jim O'Brien replaces Eoin Doyle.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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