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Bradford City 2-2 Exeter City

Exeter stretched their unbeaten run to 12 games with an entertaining draw at Bradford in League Two.

The hosts started the brighter and went in front after 10 minutes when Billy Clarke applied a tidy finish to Callum Cooke's precise through-ball.

Exeter levelled after pouncing on a lapse in concentration from Bradford.

Jake Taylor pinched the ball off a defender who was trying to shepherd it out and fed Matt Jay who tapped home from an acute angle.

It was not long before the visitors went in front. Ryan Bowman prodded the ball home inside the area after being picked out by Archie Collins.

The visitors should have extended their lead further, but their profligacy was punished just before half-time when Reece Staunton stabbed home from a corner to make it 2-2.

Bradford looked brighter after the restart with Anthony O'Connor and Elliott Watt both coming close, while Exeter's impressive Joel Randall saw a long-range effort kept out.

But neither side could force a winner as spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 21Staunton
  • 18Watt
  • 15French
  • 8CookeSubstituted forSamuelsat 45'minutes
  • 7Pritchard
  • 23Wood
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forScalesat 85'minutes
  • 10Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 13Hornby
  • 14Samuels
  • 24Cousin-Dawson
  • 26Scales
  • 32Mottley-Henry

Exeter

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 24Andrésson
  • 30KeySubstituted forCapriceat 90+3'minutes
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 81mins
  • 15ParkesSubstituted forMcArdleat 45'minutes
  • 3Sparkes
  • 11Williams
  • 8Taylor
  • 10Collins
  • 14Randall
  • 17JayBooked at 77minsSubstituted forLawat 79'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 6McArdle
  • 7Law
  • 9Seymour
  • 18Fisher
  • 22Lee
  • 34Hartridge
Referee:
James Bell

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home2
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Exeter City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Exeter City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rory McArdle following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Law with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Harry Pritchard.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joel Randall (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Law.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Caprice replaces Joshua Key because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  11. Booking

    Nicky Law (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Exeter City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Kian Scales replaces Billy Clarke because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joel Randall (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Sparkes.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Watt (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  19. Booking

    Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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