Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bradford: Match Report

11 February 2017

Joe Lumley earns Bristol Rovers point against Bradford

Goalkeeper Joe Lumley produced a trio of fine second-half saves to earn Bristol Rovers a 1-1 Sky Bet League One draw with Bradford at the Memorial Stadium.

The Queens Park Rangers loanee performed heroics to keep out efforts from Tony McMahon, Billy Clarke and Nathaniel Knight-Percival as the visitors pressed for a winner.

Rovers took a 15th-minute lead when Chris Lines picked up the ball just outside the right-hand corner of the box and curled an exquisite left-footed shot into the opposite corner of the net.

But the lead lasted only 11 minutes as Charlie Wyke's clever back-heel inside the box allowed Nicky Law to beat Lumley with a clinical finish from 10 yards.

Both sides attacked with purpose from the opening whistle, Rory McArdle heading just over for Bradford and Rovers winger Cristian Montano having a goal-bound shot blocked by McMahon in a competitive first half.

Bradford had the better chances after the break, but the hosts stood firm thanks largely to Lumley's bravery and agility.

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