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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 Portsmouth 13 +12 30
2 Peterborough United 13 +11 27
3 Barnsley 12 +17 25
4 Doncaster Rovers 13 +5 24
5 Sunderland 12 +11 23
6 Accrington Stanley 13 +4 23
7 Walsall 12 +3 22
8 Fleetwood Town 13 +9 20
9 Southend United 13 +1 20
10 Luton Town 13 +1 19
11 Charlton Athletic 12 +1 18
12 Coventry City 13 -2 18
13 Scunthorpe United 13 -6 17
14 Blackpool 11 +3 16
15 Burton Albion 12 -2 14
16 Rochdale 13 -9 13
17 Shrewsbury Town 13 -2 12
18 Wycombe Wanderers 13 -5 12
19 Gillingham 12 -7 11
20 AFC Wimbledon 13 -8 11
21 Bristol Rovers 13 -4 10
22 Bradford City 13 -10 10
23 Oxford United 13 -10 9
24 Plymouth Argyle 13 -13 7

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