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Bradford City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon: Dons survive after goalless draw

Bradford City v AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon have won 11 and lost 10 of Wally Downes' 29 games in charge

AFC Wimbledon guaranteed another season of League One football after a goalless draw at bottom side Bradford City.

Bradford's Kelvin Mellor and Anthony O'Connor had the best chances of a quiet first half as Dons keeper Aaron Ramsdale made some smart saves.

Wimbledon came to life after the break as Joe Pigott had an effort cleared off the line and Mitch Pinnock shot wide from the edge of the box.

The Dons' run of just one loss in their final 12 games ensured a fourth successive season in the third tier as they avoided relegation by virtue of goal difference from Plymouth Argyle.

It is a remarkable escape for the club who were 10 points from safety fewer than three months ago - but just two defeats in that time saw them climb the table and move out of the bottom four last week after a 2-1 win over Wycombe.

Meanwhile, Bradford's disastrous season came to an end having gone through three managers and won just 11 of their 46 matches to conclude the campaign nine points from safety.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 13Wilson
  • 15Mellor
  • 5O'Connor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 25Woods
  • 18Anderson
  • 44Wright
  • 24DevineSubstituted forButterfieldat 85'minutes
  • 39O'BrienSubstituted forColvilleat 85'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 66'minutes
  • 7Scannell

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 10Payne
  • 12Miller
  • 16Butterfield
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 36Colville
  • 38Caddis

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 20Sibbick
  • 38McLoughlinSubstituted forPinnockat 64'minutes
  • 8Hartigan
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 87mins
  • 15Seddon
  • 39PigottSubstituted forMcDonaldat 77'minutes
  • 18Hanson

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 9Appiah
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26McDonald
  • 41Folivi
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
17,817

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Terell Thomas.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luca Colville (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luca Colville replaces Lewis O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jacob Butterfield replaces Daniel Devine.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mitchell Pinnock.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Rod McDonald replaces Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Calum Woods (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Steve Seddon.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Shane McLoughlin.

Foul by Daniel Devine (Bradford City).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Daniel Devine (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Jermaine Anderson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Josh Wright (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bradford City 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bradford City 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton462713690424894
2Barnsley462613780394191
3Charlton4626101073403388
4Portsmouth462513883513288
5Sunderland462219580473385
6Doncaster4620131376581873
7Peterborough462012147162972
8Coventry461811175454065
9Burton461712176657963
10Blackpool461517145052-262
11Fleetwood461613175852661
12Oxford Utd461515165864-660
13Gillingham461510216172-1155
14Accrington461413195167-1655
15Bristol Rovers461315184750-354
16Rochdale46159225487-3354
17Wycombe461411215567-1253
18Shrewsbury461216185159-852
19Southend46148245568-1350
20Wimbledon461311224263-2150
21Plymouth461311225680-2450
22Walsall461211234971-2247
23Scunthorpe461210245383-3046
24Bradford46118274977-2841
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