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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 Shrewsbury Town 17 +15 40
2 Wigan Athletic 17 +19 36
3 Bradford City 18 +7 33
4 Scunthorpe United 18 +9 32
5 Charlton Athletic 16 +7 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 16 +12 28
7 Oxford United 18 +9 26
8 Rotherham United 18 +6 26
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +1 26
10 Portsmouth 18 +1 26
11 Peterborough United 17 +3 25
12 Blackpool 17 +1 25
13 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -6 23
14 Southend United 17 -7 23
15 Oldham Athletic 17 -6 21
16 Bristol Rovers 18 -7 21
17 Doncaster Rovers 18 -2 20
18 Walsall 17 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 -6 19
20 Gillingham 18 -7 18
21 Northampton Town 18 -15 18
22 Rochdale 17 -5 17
23 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 14
24 Bury 18 -10 13