BRADFORD 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1: Cherries marksmen Pitman strikes for well-earned point

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BANTAMS DENY CHERRIES TOP SPOT | A hard fought draw at Valley Parade saw the Cherries relinquish top spot to Dagenham & Redbridge on goal difference for the first time in eight games.
The League leaders fought out an even first half hour with Bantams striker Gareth Evans having the game’s best effort so far. The striker beat the Cherries back line but skewed his shot way past the far post. Alan Connell produced a quick turn and shot that the host’s keeper tipped round the post. Just past the half hour the visitors beat the hosts defence with a neat ball from Alan Connell who found Robinson who squared for leading Cherries marksmen Pitman to slot home into an empty net. The lead lasted less than ten minutes as Bantams striker Gareth Evans made no mistake with his next opportunity. A neat through ball split the Cherries defence and Evans rounded Jalal to even up the score.


The hosts started the second half much like they finished the first. Jalal got down swiftly to a Bradford shot, before Robinson had the best chance of the game. The ball came to him eight yards out but he managed to skew the ball over the bar when he looked certain to score. The chances kept coming for the Cherries with Feeney slipping a shot across goal and striker cum right-back Bradbury shooting wide. However, it was the hosts who should have wrapped up the points late on as Robinson headed off the line to secure a precious point.

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