Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bradford City

24 Sep

Phil Parkinson’s current and former clubs slugged out a 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium to keep Bolton and Bradford among the League One pacesetters.


In the first meeting between the teams since 1998, Parkinson’s Bolton created the best of a shortage of goalscoring opportunities.

But the visitors, roared on by 4,388 fans in a bumper 17,486 attendance, ground out a fifth successive league draw.

Bolton’s clearest chance of breaking the deadlock arguably came in the opening 20 seconds as Colin Doyle beat away a shot from Sammy Ameobi.

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Former Bradford favourite Jamie Proctor headed over and Doyle saved from Ameobi again before Mark Marshall forced Mark Howard into a rare save 11 minutes before half-time.

The second half was similarly cagey, with James Henry and substitute Zach Clough going close as Bolton again shaded the contest in terms of possession and territory.

Bradford finished strongly but weak efforts from Marshall and substitute Jordy Hiwula were comfortably dealt with by Howard.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Bradford City 0.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Bradford City).

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces James Henry.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Hand ball by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Hand ball by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom Thorpe replaces Liam Trotter.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Bolton Wanderers).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Marc McNulty.

Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

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