The FA Cup - First Round
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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bradford City

Bradford City will have home advantage for an FA Cup first round replay after a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury.

Aramide Oteh gave the visitors the lead before Josh Laurent equalised for Shrewsbury, who are 11th in League One.

Bradford, flying high in League Two, went ahead in the 19th minute when Oteh intercepted an attempted header back to his goalkeeper by Aaron Pierre and confidently beat Joe Murphy.

Shrewsbury were back on level terms within nine minutes when Shaun Whalley's cross from the right was headed down by Scott Golbourne and Laurent swept an equaliser past goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell.

Laurent saw a shot from 20 yards deflected narrowly wide before Sean Goss tested O'Donnell from a similar distance.

Bradford's Danny Devine then fired a volley goalwards which was well dealt with by Murphy.

The visitors had a good chance early in the second half when Dylan Connolly was sent clear but he placed his effort wide as Murphy came out.

Ollie Norburn then drove a shot wide for Shrewsbury before Fejiri Okenabirhie lifted a shot over the bar.

Bradford were close to regaining the lead when Ben Richards-Everton headed against a post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Murphy
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 51mins
  • 2PierreBooked at 76mins
  • 6Beckles
  • 17Love
  • 8Norburn
  • 22GossSubstituted forEdwardsat 71'minutes
  • 3GolbourneSubstituted forGilesat 81'minutes
  • 7Whalley
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 57'minutes
  • 28Laurent

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 5Williams
  • 10Okenabirhie
  • 11Giles
  • 15Walker
  • 21Thompson
  • 30Gregory

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22HenleyBooked at 17mins
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6O'Connor
  • 23Wood
  • 19ConnollySubstituted forO'Connorat 86'minutes
  • 24Devine
  • 21Akpan
  • 11IsmailSubstituted forAndersonat 57'minutes
  • 25Oteh
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forMellorat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 3Longridge
  • 4O'Connor
  • 8Reeves
  • 15French
  • 18Anderson
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
3,764

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bradford City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Henley (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Paudie O'Connor replaces Dylan Connolly.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan John Giles replaces Scott Golbourne.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

  13. Booking

    Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces Sean Goss.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  20. Post update

    Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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