Peterborough United draw 1-1 with Bradford City in Sky Bet League One action.
Peterborough United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against struggling Bradford City in front of just over 8,000 supporters at the ABAX Stadium with Ivan Toney scoring a second half equaliser following a clever Marcus Maddison pass.
The visitors enjoyed some notable chances in the opening exchanges with goalkeeper Aaron Chapman producing a fine stop with his legs to deny Jack Payne. The Bantams soon had the lead as Anthony O’CONNOR squeezed a shot into the back of the net from a tight angle as Posh failed to clear.
Hope Akpan was cautioned for a foul on 21 minutes by referee Scott Oldham as Jamie Walker reached for his notebook for the first time in the contest. Caddis followed him into the book with a terribly late challenge on Tyler Denton.
Louis Reed sent an ambitious 30-yard volley wide of the target after a Maddison corner was only half cleared by the deep Bantams rear-guard. Two minutes of added time was indicated at the end of the first half as Posh continued to probe for the leveller.
Posh made a double change at the break with Siriki Dembele and Ivan Toney replacing Walker and Naismith. Reed was cautioned for a foul as the visitors broke at pace on 52 minutes and then O’Brien was cautioned for the visitors for a trip on Woodyard.
Posh got themselves level just after the hour mark after a fine pass from Maddison was superbly finished by Ivan TONEY with his crisp finish leaving O’Donnell helpless. The visitors immediately made a change with Jim O’Brien replacing Akpan.
Posh pushed and pressed for a winning goal as the game moved into stoppage time, but a combination of poor crosses a lack of a killing instinct prevented one point being turned into three at the ABAX Stadium.
Posh: Chapman, Naismith (sub Dembele 46min), Woodyard, Tafazolli, Walker (sub Toney 46min), Godden, Reed, Ward, Bennett, Maddison, Denton. Unused subs: Tyler, O’Hara, Dembele, Toney, Cooper, Bassong, Cummings.
Bradford: O’Donnell, Chicksen, McGowan, O’Connor, Doyle (sub Miller 69min), Payne, Akpan (sub O’Brien 62min), Knight-Percival, Caddis, O’Brien, Ball. Unused subs: Wilson, O’Brien, Wood, Devine, Isherwood, Wright.
Attendance: 8.046 (715 Bradford fans)
Half-time: Peterborough United 1-1 Bradford City
Full-time: Peterborough United 1-1 Bradford City.