Bore draw at Valley Parade
Defences were on top as Bradford and Port Vale played out a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday.
Last Updated: 15/08/09 6:57pm
Defences were on top as Bradford and Port Vale cancelled each other out as a game of few chances ended 0-0.
Bradford, who lost their opening day match 5-0 at Notts County before going down to Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup in midweek, had more of the play, but rarely tested Chris Martin in the visitors' goal.
For most of the time, he was protected by a strong Vale defence in which Gareth Owen was outstanding.
One of the rare occasions Martin was in trouble came in stoppage time, but he managed to hold on to a left-foot drive from new signing James Hanson at the second attempt.
Vale, who beat Sheffield United in the Carling Cup in midweek, forced nine corners, but the Bradford defence coped comfortably with most of what they had to offer.