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Macclesfield Town 1-1 Bradford City

James Vaughan was Bradford's hero as his header rescued a point at Macclesfield, who finished with 10 men.

The striker put a shocking first-half miss behind him to score with little more than 15 minutes to play and keep City seventh in League Two.

Troubled Macclesfield took a first-half lead through Jak McCourt's penalty and looked like seeing out victory before Vaughan finally showed his class with a fine finish.

The opening goal came just after the half-hour mark.

Corey O'Keeffe charged into the Bradford box and was sent tumbling by Ben Richards-Everton. After referee Scott Oldham had pointed to the spot, McCourt sent former Silkmen keeper Richard O'Donnell the wrong way with the penalty.

Bradford should have been a goal up before that but the unmarked Vaughan somehow put his finish wide in a real howler from six yards.

In the second half it was the hosts who went closer to notching another with set-pieces seeing Fraser Horsfall and Fiacre Kelleher go close with headers.

But after Macclesfield failed to see off the visitors, Vaughan struck, glancing in Harry Pritchard's wicked free-kick.

And though Bradford smelled blood late on with Connor Kirby dismissed for a second yellow card, they could not find a second goal and had to settle for a point.

Match report provided by PA Media.

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 25Cameron
  • 5Kelleher
  • 15HorsfallBooked at 85mins
  • 16O'KeeffeBooked at 14mins
  • 4McCourt
  • 8HarrisBooked at 90mins
  • 23Fitzpatrick
  • 7GnahouaSubstituted forBlythat 77'minutes
  • 14KirbyBooked at 89mins
  • 20OsadebeSubstituted forStephensat 82'minutesSubstituted forNtambweat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 18Blyth
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 29Taylor
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forAkpanat 84'minutes
  • 7Pritchard
  • 19Connolly
  • 12VaughanBooked at 90mins
  • 11IsmailSubstituted forOtehat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 18Anderson
  • 21Akpan
  • 24Devine
  • 25Oteh
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,751

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Brice Ntambwe replaces Ben Stephens because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Henley (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) for a bad foul.

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Vaughan following a set piece situation.

Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town).

Booking

Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fraser Horsfall (Macclesfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Hope Akpan replaces Jake Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ben Stephens replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Foul by Connor Wood (Bradford City).

Corey O'Keeffe (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jacob Blyth replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Adam Henley (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Reeves with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Fraser Horsfall.

Attempt blocked. Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Henley.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Bradford City 1. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Reeves following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

Foul by Adam Henley (Bradford City).

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jak McCourt with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green19105424131135
3Crewe19104532221034
4Exeter199642420433
5Cheltenham1887328151331
6Northampton199462819931
7Bradford189452618831
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield195861821-323
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Grimsby175572022-220
19Leyton Orient195592634-820
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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