November 6, 2012
Bantams and Spireites draw blanks
Capital One Cup quarter-finalists Bradford were held to a goalless draw by Chesterfield in a game of few chances in front of their lowest league crowd of the season - 8,841 - at Valley Parade.
Bradford, who reached the last eight by beating Wigan on penalties to set up a home tie against Arsenal, had the better opportunities but could not break through a strong visiting defence.
Their only shot on target came in the ninth minute when skipper Gary Jones saw his 20-yard free-kick turned round the post by goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell, although Will Atkinson and substitute Alan Connell saw efforts pass narrowly wide later in the game.
Chesterfield, fresh from their 6-1 home win over Hartlepool in the FA Cup first round, had little to offer in attack until the later stages when substitute Chris Atkinson saw his header saved by the diving Matt Duke before firing just over the crossbar.
|12 Matt Duke||13 Richard O'Donnell|
|23 Rory McArdle||4 Terrell Forbes|
|3 James Meredith||25 Drew Talbot|
|2 Stephen Darby||6 Sam Hird|
|22 John Egan||3 Nathan Smith|
|18 Gary Jones||12 Tendayi Darwikwa|
|11 Garry Thompson||10 Danny Whitaker|
|24 Nathan Doyle||8 Sam Togwell|
|14 Will Atkinson||23 Mark Randall|
|20 Zavon Hines||15 Craig Clay|
|21 Nahki Wells||18 Scott Boden|
|1 Jon McLaughlan||Cameron Mason 24|
|16 Carl McHugh||Liam Ridehalgh 16|
|8 Ritchie Jones||Chris Atkinson 17|
|15 Craig Forsyth||Jack Lester 14|
|30 Scott Brown||Craig Westcarr 11|
|17 Alan Connell||Micah Evans 29|
|19 Adam Baker||Jacob Hazell 19|
|Alan Connell for Garry Thompson (68)||Chris Atkinson for Mark Randall (59)|
|Craig Forsyth for Zavon Hines (82)||Liam Ridehalgh for Danny Whitaker (63)|
|Craig Westcarr for Scott Boden (72)|
|Gary Jones (83)||Chris Atkinson (87)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Chesterfield|