skip to content
Corner taken right-footed by Deane Smalley from the right by-line, Andrew Davies scores a headed goal from inside the box. Bradford 1-1 Port Vale.Deane Smalley provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Will Atkinson played to the near post, Gareth Owen replaces Ben Williamson. Clearance by Adam Yates.
Nahki Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Morsy.
Deane Smalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Williamson. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ben Williamson by Luke Oliver results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Morsy from right by-line, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nahki Wells. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Sean Rigg has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Adam Yates challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyel Reid takes the indirect free kick.
Matt Fry goes off and Simon Ramsden comes on.
Inswinging corner taken by Deane Smalley, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the indirect free kick.
Doug Loft fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Doug Loft takes a inswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Anthony Griffith. Kyel Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Clayton McDonald.
Marc Richards fouled by Ritchie Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Ritchie Jones is given a yellow card. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Ben Williamson results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Nahki Wells produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Deane Smalley. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kyel Reid, Louis Dodds manages to make a clearance.
Richard Ravenhill challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Yates.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Kyel Reid. Sam Morsy takes the indirect free kick.
Nahki Wells is brought on as a substitute for Ross Hannah.
Ritchie Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Griffith. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Morsy.
Sam Morsy produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Adam Yates produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Marc Richards on Marcel Seip, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Sean Rigg takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Will Atkinson by Sam Morsy results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kyel Reid, clearance by Stuart Tomlinson.
Ross Hannah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid from the right by-line, Clayton McDonald makes a clearance.
Goal scored by Louis Dodds from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Port Vale.Assist on the goal came from Sean Rigg.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcel Seip on Ben Williamson. Marcel Seip shown a yellow card. Doug Loft takes the indirect free kick.
Sam Morsy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Ross Hannah makes a clearance.
Deane Smalley concedes a free kick for a foul on John McCombe. John McCombe restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Kyel Reid, Andrew Davies has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by John McCombe. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kyel Reid, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.
Corner from left by-line taken by Sam Morsy.
Effort on goal by Ross Hannah from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Davies. Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.
Ben Williamson is ruled offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Deane Smalley from the left by-line played to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Kyel Reid. Sam Morsy takes the free kick.
Anthony Griffith handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.
Will Atkinson comes on in place of James Hanson.
Unfair challenge on Sam Morsy by Andrew Davies results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Morsy.
Effort on goal by Adam Yates from 18 yards. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
Effort on goal by Deane Smalley from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Doug Loft on Ross Hannah, free kick awarded. Centre by Kyel Reid, James Hanson takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Corner taken by Deane Smalley played to the near post, Marcel Seip takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Dodds. Sam Morsy takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Marc Richards. Marc Richards produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by John McCombe.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McCombe by James Hanson. Indirect free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.
Consider yourself picked, Oliver
Bradford defender Luke Oliver is expected to return to the starting line-up against Port Vale in npower League Two.
The 6ft 7in centre-half has been sidelined with a hamstring strain since mid-January, but has only missed a couple of games as City's last two fixtures have been postponed.
But fellow defender Rob Kozluk will miss out through suspension. He was sent off for two yellow cards in last week's defeat at Bristol Rovers and serves a one-game ban.
Andrew Davies and Chris Mitchell are both able to fill in at right-back, while Marcel Seip provides manager Phil Parkinson with a third option, with Robbie Threlfall in contention for the left-back slot.
Winger Kyel Reid is expected to return to the starting line-up after recovering from a hamstring problem, but midfielder Michael Flynn is not yet ready to make his comeback following illness.
Defender Simon Ramsden is another week away from his return after recovering from a broken toe.
Gareth Owen has resumed training and is closing in on a return for Port Vale.
Owen, who has not played for just over a month since breaking his left hand, saw a specialist last week to determine whether a pin needed to be inserted to hold the bone together.
A scan showed that was not necessary and the 29-year-old centre-back is on the cusp of making his comeback, although the game at Valley Parade may come too soon for him.
Vale continue to patch up Marc Richards and Tom Pope. Richards continues to play through the pain barrier having been plagued by a troublesome ankle injury all season. The Vale captain is delaying having the operation he requires until the club's injury list begins to ease.
Fellow forward Pope marked his return from a groin injury by climbing off the bench to score the winning goal against Plymouth the last time Vale were in action on January 28. However, he has been back in the treatment room since.
Midfielders Ryan Burge (knee) and Lewis Haldane (broken leg) and defender Lee Collins (ankle) will remain sidelined.
Tomlinson fumble hands Bantams point
Andrew Davies snatched a valuable 1-1 draw for Bradford with a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser which denied Port Vale a third successive victory.
The Bantams were heading for defeat until Deane Smalley drilled a 95th-minute corner into the goalmouth and defender Davies' close-range header slipped through the hands of goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, through his legs and over the line.
Vale went in front after 39 minutes when Louis Dodds unleashed a superb left-footed volley which flew into the net from Sean Rigg's left-wing cross. And their solid defence were in control until Tomlinson's mistake handed the struggling hosts an unlikely point.
Bradford had the best early chance of the game, leading scorer James Hanson seeing his header well saved by Tomlinson, before the striker soon limped off with a foot injury in the 14th minute and the home side and Phil Parkinson's side missed his presence in attack.
Bradford's best second-half efforts had fallen to substitute Nahki Wells. First he shot wide after the visitors' defence had struggled to clear Kyel Reid's corner and then he saw his goalbound shot blocked by Sam Morsy a minute from the end of normal time - with Davies left to snatch a point.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk