March 9, 2013
Bantams leave it late to thwart Shots
Substitute Alan Connell rescued a 1-1 draw for Bradford in the seventh minute of stoppage time to deny Aldershot victory and keep their outside play-off hopes alive.
The home side were heading for defeat when Terrell Forbes tripped winger Zavon Hines and Connell scored from the spot.
Bradford would have been a couple of goals to the good in the first 11 minutes but for Shots `keeper Jamie Young, who made two superb diving saves to deny Hines, before then making an equally good stop to tip a 20-yard shot from skipper Gary Jones over the crossbar four minutes before half-time.
However, the visitors, who have now gone six matches unbeaten, shook the home side by taking the lead against the run of play a minute before the interval.
Bradford defender Rory McArdle was booked for a foul on Aldershot's on-loan striker Paul McCallum and the home defence failed to clear Kieron Cadogan's 25-yard free-kick which flashed into the far corner of the net.
Bradford dominated the second half but were denied by a resolute visiting defence until their last-gasp penalty equaliser.
|Bradford City||Aldershot Town|
|1 Jon McLaughlan||21 Jamie Young|
|22 Michael Nelson||19 Terrell Forbes|
|23 Rory McArdle||2 Ben Herd|
|2 Stephen Darby||11 Peter Vincenti|
|16 Carl McHugh||4 Aaron Morris|
|4 Richard Ravenhill||23 Sonny Bradley|
|18 Gary Jones||31 Daniel Rose|
|14 Will Atkinson||12 Oliver Risser|
|20 Zavon Hines||28 Kieron Cadogan|
|9 James Hanson||20 Craig Reid|
|21 Nahki Wells||15 Paul McCallum|
|12 Matt Duke||Glenn Morris 29|
|5 Andrew Davies||Oliver Lancashire 6|
|11 Garry Thompson||Craig Stanley 18|
|24 Nathan Doyle||Asa Hall 24|
|7 Kyel Reid||Lionel Ainsworth 27|
|10 Andy Gray||Adam Mekki 17|
|17 Alan Connell||Jeff Goulding 26|
|Kyel Reid for Richard Ravenhill (61)||Glenn Morris for Jamie Young (70)|
|Garry Thompson for Nahki Wells (61)||Oliver Lancashire for Ben Herd (79)|
|Alan Connell for Michael Nelson (78)||Asa Hall for Craig Reid (87)|
|Rory McArdle (45)||Daniel Rose (54)|
|Ben Herd (71)|
|Oliver Lancashire (83)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Aldershot Town|