League Two

March 9, 2013


Bradford City

1 - 1

Aldershot Town

League Two

15:00 +00:00, March 9, 2013

Coral Windows Stadium, England

Referee: Richard Clark

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.

Scoring Summary

Bradford City Aldershot Town
Alan Connell (pen 90')Kieron Cadogan (45')