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Swindon Town 1-1 Bradford City

Shay McCartan's 89th-minute free-kick rescued a point for Bradford in a draw at 10-man League Two leaders Swindon.

Jerry Yates' penalty put Swindon 1-0 up after 11 minutes, but Bradford struck in the dying minutes as McCartan bent a free-kick into the back of the net.

Jordan Lyden was then sent off in second-half stoppage time to compound a disappointing last few minutes for the hosts.

In a game with few chances, Swindon could have been in front three minutes earlier had Kaiyne Woolery not struck wide from range.

Bradford rarely threatened prior to their goal, but came close midway through the first half as makeshift centre back Anthony Grant lost the ball to Chris Taylor, who went on a brief run before curling just past the far post from the edge of the box.

Anthony O'Connor flick an effort off the post following a corner midway through the first half and Matt Palmer struck over the bar around 20 minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 42Grant
  • 3FryersSubstituted forBroadbentat 41'minutes
  • 24HuntBooked at 73mins
  • 19LydenBooked at 90mins
  • 4RoseBooked at 42mins
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forMayat 87'minutes
  • 27JaiyesimiBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDoughtyat 76'minutes
  • 11WooleryBooked at 90mins
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 5Broadbent
  • 8May
  • 10Doughty
  • 13McGilp
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 16Palmer
  • 8ReevesBooked at 13minsSubstituted forOtehat 59'minutes
  • 26Cooke
  • 19Connolly
  • 12Vaughan
  • 29TaylorSubstituted forMcCartanat 73'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 14McCartan
  • 17Gibson
  • 18Anderson
  • 21Akpan
  • 25Oteh
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
8,407

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home3
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Cooke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

Dismissal

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town).

Booking

Shay McCartan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Bradford City 1. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

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

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Adam May replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Palmer with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Michael Doughty replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

Booking

Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dylan Connolly.

Dylan Connolly (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Swindon Town. Anthony Grant tries a through ball, but Jerry Yates is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Bradford City).

Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town).

Matthew Palmer (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town).

Booking

Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town).

Offside, Bradford City. Connor Wood tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Aramide Oteh replaces Jake Reeves.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26155646281850
2Exeter2513843527847
3Crewe24135646291744
4Bradford25128532201244
5Cheltenham251011438201841
6Plymouth24125737261141
7Forest Green2611872820841
8Colchester251010535231240
9Northampton2511683428639
10Port Vale2581163231135
11Walsall2696112533-833
12Salford2688103236-432
13Cambridge2687113031-131
14Scunthorpe2687113436-231
15Newport237972121030
16Crawley2661193336-329
17Grimsby247892428-429
18Mansfield2669113338-527
19Leyton Orient2568113242-1026
20Oldham2568112540-1526
21Carlisle2567122340-1725
22Macclesfield2461172326-323
23Stevenage25212111530-1518
24Morecambe2546152044-2418
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