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Bradford’s blushes were spared after Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s second-half equaliser rescued them a 1-1 draw away at Aldershot in the FA Cup first round.

The hosts went in front in the 12th minute when loanee Josh Barrett crossed for George Fowler to tap in unmarked at the far post, before Knight-Percival drew level from a Jack Payne corner with just 20 minutes to go.

Torrential rain made conditions difficult for both sides, who will both rue a succession of missed opportunities largely caused by standing water on the pitch.

Bradford twice came close to finding an equaliser midway through the first half, but Will Mannion got down well to save efforts from Eoin Doyle and left-back Connor Wood.

The Bantams, who currently sit bottom in League One and are now without a win in eight matches, were undeterred by the worsening conditions and threatened again down the left flank, but Wood’s deflected shot was tipped over by Mannion.

They again came close to levelling in the 54th minute when forward George Miller latched onto Payne’s well-timed pass, but, despite his shot beating the keeper, the waterlogged surface stopped the ball dead before it could cross the goal line.

Aldershot almost hit straight back after Bradford’s equaliser, but Adam McDonnell put his free-kick over the bar and the game finished level.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 13Mannion
  • 19McCoy
  • 5Fowler
  • 24Osho
  • 3Kinsella
  • 17BootySubstituted forWanadioat 81’minutes
  • 4McDonnell
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20BarrettSubstituted forHowellat 58’minutes
  • 10McClureSubstituted forBerkeley-Agyepongat 76’minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 7Fenelon
  • 8Howell
  • 11Wanadio
  • 12Bernard
  • 15Lelan
  • 21Berkeley-Agyepong

Bradford

  • 1O’Donnell
  • 4McGowan
  • 6O’Connor
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 23Wood
  • 39O’Brien
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forDevineat 80’minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forWrightat 75’minutes
  • 40BallSubstituted forO’Brienat 64’minutes
  • 12Miller
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 5O’Brien
  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 24Devine
  • 25Isherwood
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:2,455

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Bradford City 1.

Attempt blocked. Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewis O’Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gabriel Osho (Aldershot Town).

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Osho (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Luke Howell (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim O’Brien (Bradford City).

Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Daniel Devine (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town).

Foul by Daniel Devine (Bradford City).

Luke Wanadio (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Luke Wanadio replaces Regan Booty.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Hope Akpan.

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong replaces Matt McClure.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Josh Wright replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jim O’Brien (Bradford City).

Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Bradford City 1. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne with a cross.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by William Mannion.

Attempt saved. Lewis O’Brien (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Matt McClure (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Connor Wood (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jim O’Brien replaces David Ball.

Lewis O’Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Aldershot Town).

Attempt blocked. Lewis O’Brien (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jake Gallagher.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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