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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Paul Taylor (3')
  • Eoin Doyle (23')

Oldham stretch unbeaten run under caretaker boss Wellens with draw at Bradford

Caretaker manager Richie Wellens extended his unbeaten run to five matches a Oldham gained a point in a hard-fought and at times bad-tempered League One match against third-placed Bradford at Valley Parade.
Staffordshire referee Chris Sarginson booked three players after some fiery exchanges involving players from both sides, and added six minutes of stoppage time.
Bradford went in front in the third minute with a superb 25-yard right-footed shot from winger Paul Taylor following a free-kick. Nicky Law played the ball into Taylor's path and the summer signing from Peterborough gave goalkeeper Johny Placide no chance.
However, Oldham, who had won their previous four matches under Wellens, troubled Bradford with some swift counter-attacks and, after Eoin Doyle, on loan from Preston, forced home goalkeeper Colin Doyle to make two saves in the space of two minutes, he deservedly equalised for the visitors in the 23rd minute.
A through pass from right-back Cameron Dummigan split the Bradford defence and Doyle fired past the advancing keeper.
Play swung from end to end in an evenly fought second half, but there were few clear-cut chances.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 27 +40 60
2 Blackburn Rovers 27 +25 55
3 Shrewsbury Town 27 +16 55
4 Scunthorpe United 28 +13 50
5 Bradford City 28 +5 48
6 Charlton Athletic 28 +4 46
7 Rotherham United 28 +10 44
8 Peterborough United 28 +9 43
9 Portsmouth 28 +2 42
10 Oxford United 29 +1 38
11 Gillingham 28 +1 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 28 +1 36
13 Fleetwood Town 28 -4 36
14 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 36
15 Plymouth Argyle 29 -7 35
16 Walsall 27 -4 33
17 Blackpool 29 -6 33
18 Northampton Town 29 -22 32
19 AFC Wimbledon 27 -7 31
20 Southend United 28 -15 31
21 Milton Keynes Dons 28 -11 30
22 Oldham Athletic 29 -13 29
23 Rochdale 26 -11 22
24 Bury 28 -22 20

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