Bradford 0-0 Bristol Rovers: Bantams end losing run
Last Updated: 29/09/18 6:45pm
Bradford ended their five-match losing run with a scrappy 0-0 draw against Bristol Rovers at Valley Parade.
It was the first point for new manager David Hopkin, who had also seen the Bantams lose his first three matches in charge.
Bradford struggled to clear the danger after Rovers forced a corner on the left in the fifth minute and when the ball came to Ed Upson, the visitors' defender struck the upright with a left foot shot.
In the 24th minute Bradford striker George Miller won a tussle with Tom Lockyer after chasing a long ball and raced 30 yards before beating keeper Jack Bonham with an angled shot only to see the ball rebound from the post.
Bradford twice came close taking the lead in the 64th minute. Sean Scannell hit the post after being put through on goal by substitute Jack Payne and the ball rebounded to Eoin Doyle, whose shot was cleared off the line by Tony Craig.
Home goalkeeper Richard Donnell kept his side in the match with a superb save in the 83rd minute. Visiting substitute Liam Sercombe fired low through a crowded goalmouth from the edge of the penalty area and Donnell dived full length to turn away the ball away for a corner.