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Bradford City 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth goalkeeper Kyle Letheren thwarted relegation-threatened Bradford as the sides drew at Valley Parade.

Bradford had the first chance in a tense first half when Jack Payne shot over after Lewis O'Brien took the ball off centre-half Niall Canavan.

Antoni Sarcevic fired straight at home goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell from a tight angle before Graham Carey went close to breaking the deadlock, his left-footed drive rattling the foot of a post.

Bradford looked livelier after the break and David Ball twice threatened the Plymouth goal. His half-volley from O'Donnell's long clearance flew over and then he struck a post from the corner of the box.

Letheren pushed away a 15-yard effort from Paul Caddis as the home side continued to press.

The keeper further frustrated Bradford with a fine finger-tip save to keep out Eoin Doyle's header from a Caddis cross.

Hope Akpan skied a side-footed shot over the bar from close range and Jermaine Anderson saw a backheel blocked by Letheren as Bradford pushed for a winner, but it did not come.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 6O'Connor
  • 3Chicksen
  • 16ButterfieldSubstituted forAkpanat 80'minutes
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 27mins
  • 40Ball
  • 17Clarke
  • 10PayneSubstituted forAndersonat 83'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 15Mellor
  • 18Anderson
  • 21Akpan
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-BrownBooked at 61minsSubstituted forThrelkeldat 70'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Fox
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Carey
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 20Jones
  • 25Wootton
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 35Jephcott
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
15,855

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jermaine Anderson replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Graham Carey.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Hope Akpan replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Delay in match Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Ashley Smith-Brown.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Booking

Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt saved. Paul Caddis (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

David Ball (Bradford City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bradford City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bradford City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley32198559283165
3Portsmouth32179654351960
4Sunderland311514253302359
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Wycombe331110124247-543
12Burton32119124240242
13Southend33124174344-140
14Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
15Plymouth33108154053-1338
16Accrington30910112940-1137
17Gillingham32106164253-1136
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Rochdale3297163863-2534
20Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
21Oxford Utd32712133848-1033
22Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3275202348-2526
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